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Fort Boonesborough State Park a great historical spot © andrea nolan
this is a view of the garden where seasonal items would have been planted
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park when a trade goes bad © andrea nolan
this was a reenactment of a trade that went bad
Fort Boonesborough State Park a step back in time © andrea nolan
the black smith in the center of the fort to prevent fire
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
some of the housing
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
some of the simple things they used daily
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
FORT BOONESBOROUGH STATE PARK
FORT BOONESBOROUGH STATE PARK
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, Kentucky   40475-9316

Phone: 859-527-3131
Reservations: 859-527-3131
When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to establish Kentucky┬┐s second settlement--the site still known as Fort Boonesborough.

Fort Boonesborough has been reconstructed as a working fort complete with cabins, blockhouses and furnishings. Resident artisans perform craft demonstrations and give modern-day visitors a true sense of what life was like for pioneers in Kentucky.

The Kentucky River Museum, a newer addition to Fort Boonesborough State Park, provides visitors with insight into the lives of families who lived on the river and worked the locks and dams in the 1900s. Camp on the Kentucky River as Daniel Boone did and enjoy the fun of a pool complex with a water slide.
History of the Area
Fort Boonesborough was founded by Daniel Boone in 1775, following his journey through the Cumberland Gap. It became a key frontier fort during the early settlement of Kentucky.

The land surrounding the original site served various agricultural purposes after its military significance waned post-American Revolution.

In 1963, to preserve and interpret pioneer history, Kentucky established a park around reconstructed Fort Boonesborough near Richmond.

Historical features include cabins and blockhouses replicating those from the late-18th century; live reenactments occur regularly for education and tourism.

Amenities like campgrounds, swimming pools, hiking trails have been added to enhance visitor experience while maintaining historical integrity.

Recent developments focus on conservation efforts alongside recreational improvements ensuring cultural preservation amidst modern outdoor activities.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 4 trees of fort boonesboro park by j sabados
does any one no what the trees are that are there the ones that look like a flower or pine cone
September 20 excellent camping by Holly0120
we camped here 9/18/12 and the campsite was wonderful. Bathrooms were completely tiled and spotless. Shower nice and hot. Highly recommend
July 11 Great place to see KY. history by Explorer98
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- Take I-75 and exit at Exit 95.
- Head east on KY Highway 627 for approximately two miles.
- Turn left onto US Highway 25 South and continue for about one mile.
- The park entrance will be on your right.
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