On Saturday, October 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the park will host Halloween in the Park. Even with the attendance of ghosts and goblins, this very family-friendly event will include crafts, games, and a haunted trail. There will also be a costume parade for children through age 12 and for pets. Visitors are encouraged to bring prepared jack-o’-lanterns for a pumpkin contest.
The fee for this event is $5.00 per person and includes a hot dog dinner and prizes for the contests. The park is requesting that reservations be made by October 9.
For those interested in paranormal investigation, Ghost Hunting in the Park on October 26 is the place to go as the Death Valley Paranormal Society will introduce participants to paranormal investigating. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with ghost stories and later the group will perform an investigation of the park grounds.
The fee for Ghost Hunting in the Park is $20.00 per person; participants must be 18 years of age and this event is limited to 30 registrants. Preregistration is required.
For more information and to register for either Halloween in the Park or Ghost Hunting in the Park, call Old Mulkey at (270) 487-8481.
Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site was built in 1804 during an era of religious revival. The log structure has twelve corners in the shape of a cross and three doors, symbolic of the Holy Trinity. It is the second oldest log meeting house in Kentucky.
The church was founded by a small band of pioneer Baptists, led by Philip Mulkey and John Mulkey, the first preachers of record for the church. The Mulkey Church flourished for several years and services were held regularly until 1856.
Old Mulkey became a shrine in the Kentucky State Parks system in 1931. A cemetery on the grounds contains the graves of many of Monroe County pioneer families, a number of Revolutionary War soldiers, and the burial site of Hannah Boone Pennington, the sister of frontiersman, Daniel Boone.
Located in south central Kentucky in Tompkinsville and near the Tennessee border, Old Mulkey is about 125 miles from Metro Louisville. For door-to-door directions, use Google Maps.
Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site
38 Old Mulkey Park Road
Tompkinsville KY 42167-8766
Telephone: (270) 487-8481