Perryville Battlefield Commemoration

On October 5, the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site will have a living history and commemoration. There will be tours, living historians showing rifle and cannon demonstrations, wreath laying ceremony, and lectures throughout the day. This is not a battle re-enactment.

The History of the Perryville Battlefield

Take a step back in history as Park Manager Bryan Bush will discuss the history of the Perryville Battlefield from 1897 to the present, including when the battlefield became a State Park on February 26, 1936, and the dedication of the museum. See rare photographs of the battlefield from 1885, 1904, 1931, and the 1960’s.…

History and haunts await on the Historic Merchants Row Ghost Walk

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating history of Perryville, Kentucky, as you embark on a chilling adventure during the upcoming Historic Merchants Row Ghost Walk. The ghost walk invites both locals and visitors to stroll along the streets of Perryville’s historic district. As the sun sets and darkness settles in, participants…

Soul of 2nd Street to highlight African American history in Danville

Experience a piece of Danville’s rich history during this year’s Soul of 2nd Street Festival on, August 5th from 4-10 p.m. in historic Constitution Square. Prior to the late 1960s Second Street in Danville looked much different than today. There you could find retail shops, medical offices, restaurants, and the Rev. O’Neal’s barbershop. This area…

Make Danville basecamp for your central Kentucky visit

When you come to Danville you’ll find a number of interesting and unique places to visit, plenty of events to entertain you throughout the year, and a nice variety of restaurants and hotels. What you’ll also find is that Danville is a great basecamp for exploring Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass region, with numerous other places to…

Soul of Second Street Festival returns to Danville in August

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Soul of Second Street Festival returns to downtown Danville on Saturday, Aug. 27. Held at Constitution Square Park, the event is a celebration of Danville’s African American legacy. “We are really excited to be back,” said program coordinator Michael Hughes. “This event means so much to the…