Welcome to Perryville,
site of the bloodiest Civil War Battle fought in Kentucky,
on October 8, 1862.
While you’re here take the walking tour of our historic homes, enjoy shopping downtown, tour the downtown museum, and visit the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
Discover the spirits of Perryville while taking a Haunted Perryville History and Ghost Walk.
Located just nine miles west of Danville, Kentucky we are a great place to visit for the day.
Perryville Holiday Events
Perryville is gearing up for a fun, festive holiday season with several events planned in the coming weeks.
Main Street Perryville and the City of Perryville will host an annual holiday celebration on Dec. 5, 2015.
This year's event, "Come Home For Christmas," will feature a tour of historic homes and churches, a Christmas parade, Pilgrimage, tree lighting ceremony and living Nativity.
The event kicks off with a tour of historic homes and churches around Perryville, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5.
Guests will tour the Ewing Institute, Addison-Parks House, Griffin's Store, Bottom-McAfee-Guthrie House, Perryville Baptist Church, Perryville United Methodist Church, Perryville Christian Church, Perryville Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, Parks Store, Green's Drug Store, Burton's Store, Carriage Shop, Karrick-Parks House, the Opera House, and the "Colored" School.
Refreshments will be served in the Bottom-McAfee-Guthrie House. Tickets are $15 per person. Seniors over 55 and groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $11 each. Contact the Main Street Perryville Office, 320 S. Buell Street, at (859) 332-1862 to make reservations. All proceeds will benefit the preservation of historic structures in Perryville.
The Christmas parade will be 6:30 p.m. Line up will begin at 6 p.m. at Perryville Elementary School. For more information, contact Perryville Fire Chief Anthony Young (859) 326-1786.
Immediately following the parade there will be milk and cookies with Santa Claus at Bluegrass Community Bank, located at 314 E. 2nd Street.
The annual Pilgrimage begins at 7 p.m. at Perryville Church of God, 209 Lyons Avenue. During the event, local churches will act out a portion of the Christmas story. Each stop lasts approximately 10 minutes. The churches participating in the Pilgrimage include Perryville Church of God, Greater Harvest Worship Center, First Baptist Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Perryville United Methodist Church, Perryville Baptist Church, Perryville First Christian Church and Perryville Presbyterian Church.
Following the Pilgrimage, there will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall and refreshments in the Community Center, both located on Buell Street.
Other Community Happenings:
- On Sunday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m., the Perryville Baptist Church will have a walk-through Living Nativity. Cookies and cider will be served. The church is located on the corner of E. 2nd and S. Bragg streets.
- The Perryville Social Club will host a free family Christmas movie, 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Perryville American Legion Hall, located along U.S. 150. The group has also organized a toy and food drive to benefit the Perryville Fire Department's annual toy drive, 6:30-8 p.m., Monday Dec. 7 at the Perryville American Legion Hall. There will also be Christmas Caroling at Baril Park 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10; a Pet Christmas Parade 6-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11 in Baril Park; and a Children's Christmas Party, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in Baril Park. The Perryville Social Club will also have a Winter Wonderland Ball, 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 at Perryville Furniture Warehouse. Dress is cocktail attire and tickets are $30 per person. To reserve tickets, contact Paul Webb at (502) 472-6402. For more information, visit the Perryville Social Club Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/perryvillesocialclub.
- Wilder Funeral Home will have a Service of Remembrance, with music by Trena Douglas and Perryville Baptist Church Pastor Doug Davis, 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8. The funeral home is located at 207 S. Bragg Street.