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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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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 1 week ago
LaserVision
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Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nice hike and interesting piece of history

Fort Duffield is an interesting piece of Civil War history. There are at least two routes up to... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
LouieBiz-com
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Louisville
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“quarter mile” (3 reviews)
“paved road” (2 reviews)
“hiking trails” (2 reviews)
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US 31W at Salt River Road, West Point, Kentucky, West Point, KY 40177
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+1 502-922-4574
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank LaserVision
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

Thank LouieBiz-com
Reviewed 23 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
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

Thank jgbtravels
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
Reviewed 30 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
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
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Just a quarter mile trail but very steep. The trail through the woods is nicer and easier than the climb up the paved road. There is not much to see. The breastworks stand almost 17' high. There are two old cabins for the chaplain and...More

Thank Melodycthomas
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