FORT BOONESBOROUGH STATE PARK
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.
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.