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.Add Fort Boonesborough State Park to your Richmond travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Richmond online trip maker.
Fort Boonesborough State Park reviews
l have been going there from a teenager to my 60s,it is fun for all ,a great place for camping and hiking,swimming ,relaxing,l have spend many happy days there
l have been going there from a teenager to my 60s,it is fun for all ,a great place for camping and hiking,swimming ,relaxing,l have spend many happy days there more »
The history is very interesting. We got a shooting demonstration! Friendly employees and an amazing experience overall. Great for learning about life in a typical fort in the 1700s. Weaving, tool...
The history is very interesting. We got a shooting demonstration! Friendly employees and an amazing experience overall. Great for learning about life in a typical fort in the 1700s. Weaving, tool... more »
Loved this fort. It isn't original, as the original no longer stands, but it is a great replica and lots of actual museum items thougout that are from that time. The living historians were great! They walked you through what time was like in those days and demonstrated blacksmithing, spinning and candlemaking. We had a great time! Spent a little over an hour there. If this review was helpful, please like it!
Short day trip to visit the fort. It was educational and good for those who enjoy history. My favorite part was the demonstrations from workers dressed in attire from long ago. Most cabins you could walk into and felt like you were going back in time. It's worth seeing.
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