US 31W (Dixie Hwy) at Salt River Road in West Point, KY 7.5 miles South of the Gene Snyder Freeway (Hwy 841) 9 miles North of Fort Knox Main entrance
Fort Duffield can be reached using the 1/4 mile hiking trail at the end of the parking lot. A self-guided walking tour brochure is available (1.9Mb PDF).
Fort Duffield park is open daily year round 9 AM until dark
Park Day and Wildflower Walk, first Saturday in April
Memorial Day Services at Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery and Civil War Days Living History Program take place on Memorial Day Monday annually
Living History Program commemorating the beginning of the construction of Fort Duffield, first Sunday in November
Fort Duffield was the "Union Stronghold At The Mouth of Salt River". It is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Civil War Trust's Civil War Discovery Trail. The fort can be reached using the 1/4 mile hiking trail at the end of the parking lot. Walking tour brochures and rest rooms are available at the fort.
Some 300 feet above the city, this impregnable fortress was never challenged. However, its strategic position no doubt played an important role in the Civil War in Kentucky. On your visit to Fort Duffield you will experience a panoramic view of historic West Point looking across the beautiful Ohio River to the scenic hills of Southern Indiana.
Visit the serene gardens of Fort Duffield's Memorial Cemetery which pays tribute to the 61 soldiers who died while in service at Fort Duffield and West Point, Kentucky. Set your own pace with the self-guided walking tour brochure (1.9Mb PDF). Witness the ongoing restoration of one of Kentucky's nearly forgotten Civil War treasurers.
Fort Duffield and Fort Duffield Park offers:
Living History Programs
10 Miles of Nationally Acclaimed Mountain Bike and Hiking Trails