Founded in 1774, Harrodsburg is the first permanent English settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains. Located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, near Lexington, the commonwealth’s oldest town offers an appealing mix of history, architecture and culture.
Mercer County is nestled among breathtaking palisades and gently rolling countryside laden with historic stone fences and some of the nation’s most beautiful horse farms. Our doors open to a place rich in heritage, beautiful scenery, warm hospitality and simple pleasures.
We invite you to experience the relaxing atmosphere of our historic area. Tour Shaker Village, America’s largest restored Shaker community; explore frontier life at Old Fort Harrod State Park; savor traditional fare at Beaumont Inn; cruise the Kentucky River aboard the paddlewheel Dixie Belle; visit agritourism properties; stroll downtown’s historic district; and shop for quality antiques and handmade crafts.
We are conveniently located within an hour’s drive of central Kentucky’s most famous attractions. Harrodsburg is the perfect base location for daytrips to such sites as the Kentucky Horse Park (Lexington); Woodford Reserve Distillery (Versailles); Kentucky State Capitol (Frankfort); Toyota Manufacturing Plant (Georgetown); Perryville Battlefield Civil War State Historic Site (Danville); The Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of Kentucky & Kentucky Artisan Center (Berea); Hummell Planetarium and Space Theater (Richmond); Renfro Valley Entertainment Center (Mount Vernon); My Old Kentucky Home State Park (Bardstown); and Churchill Downs (Louisville)
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We’ve Been Preparing For Your Visit Since 1774!
Harrodsburg is proud to be a Preserve America Community!