Skip to main navigation Skip to main content

Civil War Sites Preservation


From the resolute battlefields of Barbourville to the hallowed grounds of Camp Nelson, and from the resplendent Fort Boonesborough to the legendary Mammoth Cave, we honor the legacy of valor, resilience and sacrifice that shaped our nation. Step into a tapestry of heritage, where partnerships between state, local, and national entities illuminate the path to a deeper understanding of our shared history.

​​Kentucky Civil War Preservation Efforts​

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.

Kentucky Civil War Sites

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro

1240 Ford Road
Winchester, KY 40392

Columbus-Belmont State Park 
PO Box 8
Columbus, KY 42032

Battles of Cynthiana
117 Court Street
Cynthiana, KY 41031

Dumont Hill
201 West Main Street, Suite 10
Scottsville, KY 42164

Fort Duffield Heritage Committee

US 31W and Salt River Road
West Point, Kentucky 40177

Fort Hill

Leslie Morris Park
Frankfort, KY 40601

Ivy Mountain Monument

130 #4 South Circle Drive
Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site 
PO Box 10
Fairview, KY 42221-0010

Kentucky Military History Museum
The Kentucky Historical Society
100 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601

Middle Creek Battlefield Association
PO Box 326
Prestonsburg, KY 41653 

Mill Springs Battlefield Association

PO Box 814
Somerset, KY 42502

Battle of Munfordville 
Hart County Historical Society
PO Box 606
Munfordville, KY 42765

Camp Nelson Preservation and Restoration Foundation
PO Box 1170
Nicholasville, KY 40340-1170

New Haven Battlefield

Rolling Fork Historic Preservation Association
New Haven, KY 40051

Octagon Hall Museum 

Octagon Hall Museum/Ky Confederate Studies Archive
Franklin, KY 42135

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Perryville, KY 40468

Battle of Richmond 
Battle of Richmond Association
101 Battlefield Memorial Highway
Richmond, KY 40475

Riverview At Hobson Grove
Riverview At Hobson Grove
1100 W. Main St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101-4894

Battle of Rowlett's Station 
Hart County Historical Society
PO Box 606
Munfordville, KY 42765

Battle of Sacramento 
The City of Sacramento
PO Box 245
Sacramento, KY 42372

Simpsonville Massacre
Simpsonville, KY 40067

Fort Smith 
Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 196
Smithland, KY 42081

Battle of Tebbs Bend 
Taylor County Tourist Commission
PO Box 4021
Campbellsville, KY 42718

Camp Wildcat Preservation Foundation, Inc. 
15 Hacienda Court
Corbin, KY 40701

Fort Williams 
City of Glasgow
Glasgow, Kentucky 42141

War of 1812  - Revolutionary War - Frontier War

Blue Licks State Resort Park

Highway 68 
Mt Olivet, KY 41064-0066

Battle of Blue Licks

Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, KY 40475-9316

Fort Boonesborough Living History

Old Fort Harrod State Park
100 South College Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-0156

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park 
PO Box 1848 
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Logan's Fort
P.O. Box 1775,
Stanford, KY 40484

Ruddles Station 

Great Saltpeter Cave 

Mammoth Cave
1 Mammoth Cave Parkway   
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259