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Harrodsburg/Mercer
County  Tourist Commission

 488 Price Avenue, PO Box 283
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
 800-355-9192 / 859-734-2364
 tourism@harrodsburgky.com



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About Harrodsburg
 

Harrodsburg and Mercer County are nestled among breathtaking palisades and gently rolling countryside laden with historic stone fences and manicured horse farms.  

Harrodsburg is conveniently located within one hour's drive of central Kentucky's most famous attractions. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a community rich in heritage, beautiful scenery, warm hospitality and simple pleasures.  

For over 200 years, visitors have discovered our history is worth repeating. Whatever season you choose to travel, historic Harrodsburg has it all -- scenery, history, entertainment, traditional food, unique accommodations, excellent shopping and souvenir-hunting. 

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REGION: Central Kentucky/Bluegrass Region
COUNTY:  Mercer
LOCATION:  

Harrodsburg is conveniently located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, 32 miles southwest of Lexington.  Kentucky’s first settlement is easily accessible via US Highway 127, US Highway 68, Interstate 64 (30 miles to the north), Interstate 75 (34 miles to the east), and the east-west Bluegrass Parkway (15 miles to the north).

AREA CODE: 859
ZIP CODE:  40330
TIME ZONE: 

Eastern Daylight Time (1st Sunday in April through last Saturday in October)
Eastern Standard Time (Last Sunday in October through 1st Saturday in April)

CLIMATE:

Seasonal, with warm summers and cool winters.  Although the weather is subject to change, extremes are rare.  Average mean temperature is 55.6 degrees.  Average rainfall is 44.7 inches; average annual snowfall is 7.3 inches.

SPEED LIMIT:

70 MPH on Interstates and Bluegrass Parkway; 55 MPH in Mercer County, unless posted, otherwise; 25-35 MPH within the Harrodsburg city limits.

SALES TAX:   6% Kentucky Sales Tax
3% City/County Lodging Tax 
1% Kentucky Lodging Tax
3% City Restaurant Tax
ALCOHOL SALES:   

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and restaurants located within the city limits of Harrodsburg, with a seating capacity of 100 or more and derive 70% of revenue from food sales, are permitted to serve liquor by the drink. No package sales are available in Harrodsburg & Mercer County. 

 

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