RICHMOND - The Battle of Richmond Visitors and History Center will have its grand opening 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 5.
Located at 101 Battlefield Memorial Highway between Richmond and Berea, the Battle of Richmond Visitors and History Center will give visitors a taste of the pivotal American Civil War Battle of Richmond fought Aug. 29-30, 1862.
Fought in several stages, the Battle of Richmond is the second largest battle in the commonwealth of Kentucky and is thought by most Civil War historians to be one of the most, if not the most, complete victories one side had over the other in the entire Civil War.
The center is housed in the historic Rogers House, an early 1800s residence that witnessed much of the morning's and early afternoon's fighting south of Richmond. Scores of wounded filled the house and grounds for many days after the battle.