We thought we would share a bit about Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Harrodsburg has a population of just a bit less than 9,000 people, and has an incredibly pleasant historic district that is quaint, charming, and popular among travellers looking to see towns that were settled back in the 1700’s.
The most popular bed & breakfast in Harrodsburg is The Beaumont Inn, which has was initially built in 1845, and was added to a couple times in the 1800’s. There are a total of 31 rooms available for rent, and we at Old Fort Harrod State Park routinely recommend that guests stay at this beautiful Bed & Breakfast. You can reach The Beaumont Inn by calling 1-800-352-3992 for reservations.
As we were walking through downtown Harrodsburg the other day, we came across a young couple sitting in a coffee shop that had a couple questions about the State Park and the history. What we thought would be a routine visit where we offered directions and some tips on what to see turned into an all day affair, complete with a personal tour of Old Fort Harrod.
Brad and Erica Sawatzky were travelling from Colorado through Kentucky and onto Florida to visit Brad’s grandparents. They had not planned to spend much time in Harrodsburg, saying it was just a planned stop for a night on their road trip down south.
Erica is a psychiatrist who works at the University of Northern Colorado, and Brad is a realtor who specializes in selling residential and commercial properties in Fort Collins Colorado. To see his website, click here.
Brad was telling us about his roots in the south, and his love for settlements, so we naturally offered the golden tour, making sure to take the time to explain how James Harrod founded the town of Harrodsburg, and more about how the settlement was preserved throughout the years.
The visit was so pleasant, mostly because of the great questions that Brad had about the settlement. The best part of their stay was seeing the re-enactment that was on display at the state park, which they said they would remember forever.
Like we shared in this post, we love working in a state park because of all of the visitors that we are able to meet and talk to.
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