The Battles for the Bridge historic sites in Hart County, KY can be found listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Battlefield and Woodson House property is nonprofit and remains a cooperative effort between the Hart County Historical Society and the American Battlefield Trust www.battlefields.org/as well as volunteers who care about the preservation of local heritage and their community. The battlefield is located at 810 Rush Island Bend Road, Horse Cave, KY. (As the "crow flies" it is about 1/4 mile from the Woodson House but one must drive around.) If you are coming from downtown Munfordville drive south on 31W for 2.5 miles (you will pass the Woodson House). Turn right on KY335 and go .2 mile. Turn right onto Rowletts Cave Springs Rd. and go 1/2 mile. Make a slight right onto Rush Island Bend Road. Follow this country road through the woods until you see the Preserve on the right. There is a pavilion and a stockade to enjoy.
Members of the society provide guided tours of the Anthony Woodson House and grounds overlooking the bridge as well as 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.
More information about the Battle of Munfordville here: www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/munfordville
For more information about the Anthony Woodson House and the Battlefield please contact
Greg Ard, Executive Director at 270-537-3599
or click the link below:
NO HUNTING ALLOWED ON BATTLEFIELD OR WOODSON HOUSE PROPERTY.
Anthony Woodson House
1309 South Dixie HWY, Munfordville, KY is just off 31W south of Green River. Coming from downtown Munfordville go south on 31W 1 mile. The Woodson House is on the right. 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 from dawn to dusk. House tours are available on summer weekends and during festivals which include Garden Festival, Civil War Days-Battles for the Bridge, Haunted House and the Christmas Bazaar.
See events page.
Hart County National Register of Historic places