Founded in 1774, Harrodsburg is Kentuckyís oldest city but it is far from staid. Amidst four National Register Historic Districts and 250 square miles of gently rolling pastureland is a town that bursts with historic charm in its superlative attractions: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the largest restored Shaker community in America; Beaumont Inn, the stateís oldest family-operated country inn; Old Fort Harrod State Park with full-scale replica fort commemorating the first permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains; the authentic 115-passenger Dixie Belle sternwheeler, providing an up-close view of one of the most unique ecosystems in the country at the geologically ancient Kentucky River Palisades; an early American drug store at the circa 1865 Dedmanís Drugstore with original soda fountain. Located in the heart of Kentuckyís famed Bluegrass region, Harrodsburg is affordable and family-friendly and has a hometown atmosphere: streets lined with architectural treasures, shops given over to period crafts, restaurants dishing up traditional Southern cooking. Unique. Historic. Authentic. Harrodsburg.
Harrodsburg/Mercer County Tourist Commission
PO Box 283
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
800-355-9192 / 859-734-2364