Battle of Perryville Commemoration Scheduled For Oct. 7-8

Published 8:51 am Monday, September 18, 2017


News release

PERRYVILLE — The commemoration of the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville will be Oct. 7-8 at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.

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The 1862 battle was the largest Civil War conflict in Kentucky, leaving more than 7,000 casualties.

The park in Boyle County will host two battle re-enactments at 2 p.m. both days, battlefield tours, military camps, lectures and an interactive program where visitors can relive the past as a Civil War soldier. A walking tour called “Ghost of the Battle” is also scheduled for Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. (additional fee)

Guests can also visit the park’s museum and there will be vendors and food wagons.

The general admission price is $10 per adult. Tickets for veterans are $8 and the fee for children is $7. The Ghost of the Battle tour is $15 per person. Gates open at 9 a.m. both days.

For more information, including the entire schedule for the weekend, visit or call the park at 859-332-8631.