A local historical society that was chartered in 1908; the Harrodsburg Historical Society and Harrodsburg Genealogy & Research Library are dedicated to preserving the history of Harrodsburg & Mercer County. It has often been voted one of the best small Kentucky research libraries. 

Since the late 1920’s, the Society has been the proud owners of Old Mud Meeting House. Old Mud Meeting House, erected in 1800, is the first Dutch Reformed Church west of the Alleghenies. 


The Historic Homes Tour & Tea Room is now history. We sincerely appreciate all who participated as visitors, workers, patrons of HHS, and our Advertising Patrons. We would like to say a special “Thank you” to those who put their properties on tour, as without them there would be NO tour.

Souvenir booklets are available for purchase for $4, including postage, or $3 at HHS Headquarters at Morgan Row. This 20 page pamphlet is filled with the history of the properties on tour with a beautiful pen & ink drawing of them; as well as a brief history of Harrodsburg, the Harrodsburg Historical Society, Mercer County & the featured community of Salvisa. There are also 7 old pictures and write-ups on the houses included in our first ever drive-by history tour in Salvisa, which was part of this year’s tour.

The Historical Society Library will be closed November 26, 2014 – January 2, 2015,
to give our staff time to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with family.