Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
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Welcome to The Perryville Civil War Battlefield Website

 Volunteer Day Rescheduled


We rescheduled the volunteer day for Nov. 22nd starting at 10:00 a.m.. We have three major projects.

  • 1 – Building the rail fence at the Dixville Crossroads
  • 2- Cleaning up the old barn site on the Russell Farm including burning all the debris left over from Park Days fence removal.
  • 3 – Removing the roof shingles and cleaning out the barn on the Lester property.

We need bodies for all three of these projects. We also need men who own chainsaws and can run them for work on the Dixville Crossroads. Small trees need to be taken out so we can get the fence built. We will use the small trees for the post and rider fence to be constructed in the spring on the HP Bottom farm.

The Friends of Perryville will provide hot soup lunch and drinks for our volunteers. Plus we are gibing a 25% discount in the museum shop – Christmas is coming! We really really really need your help for these projects.

Unless it is a blizzard or torrential rain the projects the volunteer day is set in stone.

If you need further information please email or call the park at 859-332-8631.

Perryville Spring Walking Tour Weekend

May 15th and 16th, 2015

Sponsored by the Friends of Perryville Battlefield and the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table

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Thanks to all who participated in and visited us during the

Battle of Perryville 152nd Commemoration


October 4th and 5th, 2014

See additional photos of the event.

Perryville 2016
The Fight for the Bottom’s Farm
October 8-9, 2016
Information coming soon! Reenactor Registration will be open on January 1, 2015.

If you have specific questions about participating as a reenactor please email Chad Greene at

Our Museum and Museum Store are open for your visit.
Please call for availability. We are on our winter schedule.
Cost is 3.50 per adult and 2.50 for children over 6.
The park grounds are open from daylight to dark.

Perryville Phone App Now Available for iphones and Android Phones

The Perryville Phone App that was recently completed by Ball State University is now available on both the Apple/itunes Store and the Google Play Store for Android.

This great project was a partnership between Ball State University, Perryville Battlefield and the Friends of Perryville.

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Database of Perryville Casualties Now Available Online

Centre College Class Helps Park With Project

PERRYVILLE, Ky. – With the help of a class from Centre College, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site now has a digital database of more than 5,800 soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky.

“This is a great resource for anyone doing family or military research,” said Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker. “Our thanks go out to Centre College and the students who worked on this project.”

Park Manager Kurt Holman, who has spent 30 years collecting names and details of the casualties, contacted the college in nearby Danville for assistance. A computer science class taught by Christine Shannon agreed to take on the project.

“We’re among a handful of Civil War battlefields with this kind of database that is now available to anyone with access to the Internet,” Holman said. “This is a great service to our guests and really helps raise the profile of this important Kentucky historical site.”

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Blue & Gray Education Society Sponsored Perryville Sign Drive


Perryville Interpretive Panel Project Complete!

The Friends of Perryville partnered with the Blue Gray Education Society to provide the funding to replace over 24 interpretive panels currently on the trail system. The panels were in a very deteriorated condition and many of them were not legible. This effort began over two years ago when the Blue Gray Education Society made an offer to partner with the Friends and help raise the funds to replace the signs. It has been a tremendous success and we can happily report that the final sign order has been placed and the panels should arrive and be installed at the park within the next couple weeks! Huzzzahhh for all those who made the effort to help on this project! We also want to acknowledge the park staff who spent countless hours working on the text and images – especially Kurt Holman who went above and beyond duty to get this project finished!

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Older weathered interpretive signs were replaced with new signs.

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Civil War Trust Park Day
April 5, 2014

Park Day was a huge success. Around 100 volunteers arrived early and stayed late into the afternoon to work on the Dixville Crossroads and John C. Russell Farm. This area has become widely overgrown obscuring the wartime vistas. With constant work and attention from an army of volunteers this area is quickly regaining its historic character.

Park Day both last year and this year has brought volunteers by the score to work on this project. This area is also being prepared for the installation of the split rail fences, which is the first phase of our on-going split rail drive.

Thanks to all who came out and lent a hand. Volunteers received a T Shirt

Battle of Perryville Commemoration
named a Top 20 Event in the U.S.

PERRYVILLE, Ky. - The Battle of Perryville Commemoration re-enactment and festival has been named a Top 20 Event in the United States by the Southeast Tourism Society for October 2013.

The Southeast Tourism Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing tourism throughout the Southeast region of the U.S.

Focusing on preservation and education, the Perryville commemoration features reenactments of Civil War battles, historical tours, living history encampments, ghost walks,

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a parade, street dancing, open fire cooking, picnics, a craft fair and flea market. Read the entire article.


Perryville Battlefield Named
to USA Today Top Ten List

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"Civil War Re-Enactment and Old Friends Retired Horses
episode now on YouTube!


The episode of Small Town Big Deal featuring the Battle of Perryville's 150th Commemoration is now available on YouTube. Click here to check it out.

Small Town Flavor - Visits The Perryville Battlefield


Watch It....

About Small Town Flavor (TV Show)
Small Town Flavor, an award-nominated original web TV show, is a heart-warming, dawn-to-dusk daytrip into the living nostalgia, lives, perspectives, traditions and food culture of small towns in America..

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Please help The Civil War Trust preserve
 Perryville Battlefield

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New Perryville Page on the Civil War Trust Web Site

The Civil War Trust begins efforts to preserve 141 acres of the Perryville Battlefield. Visit the Civil War Trust web site to read more about it and make a donation.. Also see the interview with Park Manager, Kurt Holman entitled “Perryville, Then & Now”.

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100% of proceeds from the 150th Anniversary benefit Perryville Preservation efforts and are headed by The Friends of Perryville. Visit their site at


Proudly Supported By – The Civil War Trust

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Battlefield Featured on Ghost Adventures on The Travel Channel

The “Ghost Adventures” segment with Perryville Battlefield first aired on Friday, Dec. 2, at 9 p.m. EST. Learn more from Lexington’s Channel 18.

Self Guided Paranormal Tours

 Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, the subject of a story on the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” offers self guided Paranormal Tours of the Battlefield.

The park charges $25 a person for self guided tours. If your group wants to come investigate the Perryville Battlefield for yourselves, Click Here for more details. and set up your tour directly with the park.

Investigate the Battlefield and the Historic Dye House with SHOCK


Learn more from The Danville Advocate-Messenger

Due to the Emerald Ash Borer, all firewood coming into the park must be harvested locally in the county of the park. There are a growing number of quarantined counties and we want to take every precaution to prevent spreading the insect.

New Large
Battlefield Map


Help with the Abandoned Pet Problem at the Battlefield

Perryville Battlefield like other large tracks of land, has a recurring problem with abandoned pets - especially kittens. Currently all abandoned pets are taken to the Boyle County Humane Society and Hal’s Haven Kitty Rescue

Help these non profit organizations find homes for these abandoned animals

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1825 Battlefield Rd.
P. O. Box 296
Perryville, KY 40468

859-332-8631 pvilleparks

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