Old Mud Meeting House

A celebrated house of worship, this building was erected in 1800 to serve as the first Low Dutch Reformed Church building west of the Allegheny Mountains. A colony of Dutch settlers came to Kentucky from Pennsylvania in 1781, organizing a church in 1796 and erecting this building four years later.

The structural framework is of hewn oak timbers, with the walls being a mixture of packed mud, straw, and other material.

This historic landmark has been owned and maintained by the Harrodsburg Historical Society since 1927. The Society also maintains the adjacent cemetery where numerous early Dutch settlers are interred.

The history of this Church goes back well over 400 years from Holland to New York to New Jersey to Pennsylvania and finally to Kentucky.


Old Mud Meeting House
730 Dry Branch Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330