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Civil War Fort Duffield

US 31W at Salt River Road, West Point, Kentucky, West Point, KY 40177
+1 502-922-4574
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THis is a gem of history

THis is a hidden spot in West Point. take your time walking uphill is a half mile and only walking... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Ilene B
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Muldraugh, Kentucky
Impressive piece of US history (easy to miss)

I stumbled across Fort Duffield Park by accident. The exit on the 60 is easy to miss. I had to turn... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
LaserVision
,
Eindhoven, Netherlands
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US 31W at Salt River Road, West Point, Kentucky, West Point, KY 40177
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

THis is a hidden spot in West Point. take your time walking uphill is a half mile and only walking no vehicles. the view is awesome once you reach the top. a stragtic military spot. ALso a cemetery of the fallen heroes. I have been...More

Thank Ilene B
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I stumbled across Fort Duffield Park by accident. The exit on the 60 is easy to miss. I had to turn around and try again. During my visit, on a Wednesday in October, I encountered nobody so had plenty of time to walk around and...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Fort Duffield is an interesting piece of Civil War history. There are at least two routes up to see the fort that I know of, and both are relatively strenuous. One is up the steep paved road, the other is on the wooded trails. The...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We came here in a very wet April day. Started up the trail during a break in the rain, and had a great time exploring the Fort even though both the trails and the boardwalks were slippery. In hindsight, we should have taken the trail...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to take a hike in the woods and of a view of the Ohio River and West Point, KY at the top at Fort Duffield. It's very peaceful and picturesque. Usually in May of September there are Civil War events/demonstrations here. Otherwise,...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

The fort was constructed in 1861 by union general William Sherman to protect nearby West Point & as a supply base. The fort saw some action during '62 & abandoned by'63. A visitor has to walk up a STEEP quarter mile hill with break at...More

1  Thank Jack L
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were fortunate to have discovered this place. A real feel for the Civil War times. We enjoyed a hike which we weren't prepared for. Tennis shoes were fine. We also grabbed a brochure describing the area. A place to go.

Thank jerrilmadsen
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

While in Louisville my daughters and I made the trip to see the Fort. The drive was not too bad from downtown Louisville, however, you have to watch for the turn as it is easy to miss. There is a good walk, all uphill, to...More

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. The fort has lots of historical information posted. It took about 90 minutes to stroll through both the fort and the cemetery. Bring bug spray and pick a cool, not humid day if you can. Also...More

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Ft. Duffield is the first earthen fort that I have seen and I found it very unique and interesting. It is a bit of a climb to get to it, but well worth it for me. I had read some of the history of the...More

Thank msj57
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