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Address: US 31W at Salt River Road, West Point, Kentucky, West Point, KY 40177
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Terrific hilltop Fort with great views and good information

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David P
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 to the cemetery first, since it was better in the wet than the direct route... More 

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Louisville, KY
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601 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
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, it's very quiet and the road to the top in closed off. So be prepared... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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417 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
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 the half way mark. At the break a visitor can turn right toward the fort... More 

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Deer River, Minnesota
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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Thank jerrilmadsen
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 get to the fort, however, my youngest was able to make the walk with just... More 

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Thank Bruce S
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 note that you will have to walk about a quarter mile uphill. Nothing too strenuous,... More 

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Thank Kelly B
Louisville, Kentucky
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115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 fort and the self guided tour was helpful. If you like history, I think you... More 

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Thank msj57
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770 reviews
493 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
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 commander but I think they are recreations, not originals. The fort is entirely overgrown and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Early spring day - looking for Tioga Falls - and googlemap sent us to the fort. Nice, interesting walk up to top for a good view and a bit of history thrown in.

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Thank RoseBowlTraveler
Fort Knox, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great for mountain biking. At least three or four different trails including a ver technical one. Bring tick repellant!

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