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
A great find for a fall trip. Interesting exhibits of the past along with some on hands workers showing how things were made so long ago. more »
Was neat to see how a colonial fort would of operated in the past. My favorite part was watching the blacksmith making S hooks. Very informative and helpful staff. After I was done here went to the..... more »
My husband has gluten allergies and didn't want to try the bar not to waste food...he has to skim the top only if not gluten free...they assured him to just dig in and eat what he could... awesome friendly... pretty reasonably priced meal...great service! Oops...suppose to be Pizza Hut buffet in Irvine.... but t the park is great too...lol
This place is awesome! The people are amazing and so authentic, it's like stepping back in time seeing their wardrobes and talking to them. They are so informative in their descriptions of what and how people lived in this community and their daily activities. The Falconer was really interesting as well. The kids got to churn butter from cream and make little dolls from scraps of material. Really fun visit for young and old!
Plan your trip to Richmond
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Hidden gems in Richmond
Side trips from Richmond
Popular things to do in Richmond
Nearby attractions in Richmond
Trips to Fort Boonesborough State Park by other users
15 days in Florence BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Old Fort Harrod State Park The Great American Dollhouse Museum Jack Jouett House Historic Site 14 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Louisville Corydon Utica 15 days in Richmond & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Richmond Grand Canyon National Park 4 days in Winchester BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum Daniel Boone National Forest Berea Arts Council 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Charleston Savannah Fort Walton Beach 60 days in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region BY A USER FROM INDIA Lexington