Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond

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Fort Boonesborough was a frontier fort in Kentucky, founded by Daniel Boone and his men following their crossing of the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775. The settlement they founded, known as Boonesborough, Kentucky, is Kentucky's second oldest European-American settlement. It served as a major frontier outpost during the American Revolutionary War, and survived into the early 19th century before its eventual abandonment. A National Historic Landmark now administered as part of Fort Boonesborough State Park, the site is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites of early westward expansion by British colonists in that period. It is located in Madison County, Kentucky off Kentucky Route 627.
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  • Our visit to Fort Boonesborough was very enjoyable. The grounds are very nice, there were four demonstrating people all of whom were very interesting and informative. The movie was helpful in... 
    Our visit to Fort Boonesborough was very enjoyable. The grounds are very nice, there were four demonstrating people all of whom were very interesting and informative. The movie was helpful in...  more »
  • This place is an excellent aesthetic place to go for families, history lovers, or nature explorers! With the whole fort intact and log cabins all aligned, the staff do an excellent job at displaying.....  more
    This place is an excellent aesthetic place to go for families, history lovers, or nature explorers! With the whole fort intact and log cabins all aligned, the staff do an excellent job at displaying.....  more »
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  • This place is well worth seeing. Each cabin around the inside of the fort shows a different part of life in the fort . There is a gun smith, a candle making display, a cabin showing how cloth was made and so forth. The best part was the blacksmith in the middle of the fort. He was very informative and it was fun to watch him make things. It was also great to find out about Daniel Boone's real life
  • Only downside is parking. Otherwise would have given 5 stars. The actors take their roles seriously. They are freindly and knowledgeable. Watching the smith work the forge and the tomahawk throws were my favorites. It was nice to see a piece history and a look at life in those days.

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