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.
Main Street Perryville Happenings
Downtown Perryville Commemoration
October 3-5, 2014
Each October, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is host to a re-enactment of one of the bloodiest Civil War battles — the Battle of Perryville. Held in conjunction with the re-enactment, the city of Perryville hosts its own celebration. For three days, the town comes to life with the sights and sounds of 1862. Visitors will tour stationary camps for Union and Confederate soldiers and will see what life was like for them, as well as witness reenactments of the skirmishes that spilled onto the streets of town. There will be antiques, speakers, demonstrations and paranormal tours of the town. Admission to the downtown festival is free.
This year's highlights include the Ghost Run 5K, reenactments, Tea Social, A Taste of 1862 dinner, Sunday morning pancake breakfast, parade, marketplace, and kids corner.