The Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve in Munfordville, KY is listed on the National Register of Historic places. The Preserve is nonprofit and remains a cooperative effort between the Hart County Historical Society, the Civil War Preservation Trust, and private landowners who care about their heritage and their community. Two miles of interpretive trail begin at the Anthony Woodson House. Access to the trail is free and is open from dawn until dusk. More than 200 acres of the battlefield are protected at the Preserve. From the trail you can see the L&N Railroad Bridge that was a technical marvel of its time. The Historic Preserve is a member of the Kentucky Civil War Sites Association and works with Western Kentucky University to offer learning opportunities for college students in several fields.
Members of the society provide guided tours of the Battlefield and other areas of historical interest in and around Munfordville. Call 270.524.0101 to make arrangements for your group tour. All arrangements must be made two weeks in advance.
In addition to hosting a Living History Day during Hart County Civil War Days, the Annual Woodson House Garden Festival Fundraiser is held every Spring on the grounds of the Battle for the Bridge Preserve. The festival features booths with garden & handcrafted items, period music, educational demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, and a Ladies Victorian Tea.
NO HUNTING ON PRESERVE.
Anthony Woodson House
is on the Battle for the Bridge Preserve just off 31W south of Green River. It overlooks the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Bridge completed in 1859 and the sites of the Battles of Rowletts Station and Munfordville. Feel free to wander the grounds and battlefield trails from dawn to dusk. House tours available on summer weekends andfestivals.
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Hart County National Register of Historic places