Johnsonville State Historic Park is named for former President Andrew Johnson and Union Military Governor during the Civil War. This 2000-acre park located in Humphreys County, commemorates the site of the Battle of Johnsonville and the historic town site that existed from 1864-1944 prior to the formation of Kentucky Lake. The park has two large forts, the upper and lower redoubts that are open for visitors. Additionally, original Union breastworks (rifle pits) are preserved throughout the park in various areas.
In 2012, the park opened a new welcome center, museum and gift shop that offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the Civil War and the 1864 Battle of Johnsonville. There is also information about the 80 year history of Old Johnsonville, the town that grew up around the Union supply depot in 1864 and was flooded by Kentucky Lake in the spring of 1944.
Each year on the anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville, Nov. 4th and 5th, the park staff provides a walking tour. The 1.5 hour tour includes an interpretive talk about the Battle of Johnsonville and leads visitors to various areas pertaining to the historic 1864 Civil War battle.
The park has approximately 10 miles of hiking trails.
For more information, please contact the park directly at 931-535-2789.