An Official Website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
The Kentucky Civil War Sites Preservation Program was created by the Heritage Council in 1991 to conduct the national Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Survey of the 11 principal battlefields located within the Commonwealth - Barbourville, Camp Wildcat, Ivy Mountain, Rowlett's Station, Middle Creek, Mill Springs, Richmond, Munfordville, Perryville, Paducah and Cynthiana.
The Kentucky Heritage Coucil also led efforts to develop partnerships between state and local government entities that are working closely with area residents and national Civil War preservation organizations to preserve, protect and interpret Kentucky's other Civil War sites. These have included Camp Nelson, Fort Duffield, Columbus-Belmont, Fort Heiman, Fort Sands, Fort Smith, the Battle of Sacramento, the Battle of Tebbs Bend, Fort Boone, the fortifications of Northern Kentucky, and sites in Lebanon, Bowling Green and Clark County.
KHC's Civil War Sites Preservation Program has also assisted the National Park Service in the identification and survey of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites, including Fort Harrod, Logan's Fort, Fort Boonesborough, Ruddell's Station, Martin's Station, Bryan's Station, The Battle of Blue Licks, The Bourbon Iron Works, Great Saltpeter Cave, Mammoth Cave and Newport Barracks.
KHC was active in the development of the Civil War Preservation Trust's Civil War Heritage Trail within Kentucky. The Commonwealth was the first state to join this national initiative that links more than 500 individual sites in 28 states. Currently, 51 Kentucky sites are listed.
Visit the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trail webpage for more information.
For more information about the Heritage Council's Civil War Sites Preservation Program, call 502-564-7005 or refer to the list of Kentucky Civil War sites below.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
2995 Lincoln Farm RoadHodgenville, KY 42748
Civil War Fort at Boonesboro
1240 Ford RoadWinchester, KY 40392
Columbus-Belmont State Park PO Box 8Columbus, KY 42032
Battles of Cynthiana117 Court StreetCynthiana, KY 41031
Dumont Hill201 West Main Street, Suite 10Scottsville, KY 42164
Fort Duffield Heritage Committee
US 31W and Salt River RoadWest Point, Kentucky 40177
Leslie Morris ParkFrankfort, KY 40601
Ivy Mountain Monument
130 #4 South Circle DrivePrestonsburg, Kentucky 41653
Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site PO Box 10Fairview, KY 42221-0010
Kentucky Military History MuseumThe Kentucky Historical Society100 West BroadwayFrankfort, KY 40601
Middle Creek Battlefield AssociationPO Box 326Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Mill Springs Battlefield Association
PO Box 814Somerset, KY 42502
Battle of Munfordville Hart County Historical SocietyPO Box 606Munfordville, KY 42765
Camp Nelson Preservation and Restoration FoundationPO Box 1170Nicholasville, KY 40340-1170
New Haven Battlefield
Rolling Fork Historic Preservation AssociationNew Haven, KY 40051
Octagon Hall Museum
Octagon Hall Museum/Ky Confederate Studies ArchiveFranklin, KY 42135
Perryville Battlefield State Historic SitePerryville, KY 40468
Battle of Richmond Battle of Richmond Association101 Battlefield Memorial HighwayRichmond, KY 40475
Riverview At Hobson GroveRiverview At Hobson Grove1100 W. Main St. Bowling Green, KY 42101-4894
Battle of Rowlett's Station Hart County Historical SocietyPO Box 606Munfordville, KY 42765
Battle of Sacramento The City of SacramentoPO Box 245Sacramento, KY 42372
Simpsonville MassacreSimpsonville, KY 40067
Fort Smith Smithland Area Chamber of CommercePO Box 196Smithland, KY 42081
Battle of Tebbs Bend Taylor County Tourist CommissionPO Box 4021Campbellsville, KY 42718
Camp Wildcat Preservation Foundation, Inc. 15 Hacienda CourtCorbin, KY 40701
Fort Williams City of GlasgowGlasgow, Kentucky 42141
Highway 68 Mt Olivet, KY 41064-0066
Battle of Blue Licks
Fort Boonesborough State Park4375 Boonesborough RoadRichmond, KY 40475-9316
Fort Boonesborough Living History
Old Fort Harrod State Park100 South College StreetHarrodsburg, KY 40330-0156
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park PO Box 1848 Middlesboro, KY 40965
Logan's FortP.O. Box 1775,Stanford, KY 40484
Great Saltpeter Cave
Mammoth Cave1 Mammoth Cave Parkway Mammoth Cave, KY 42259