Kentucky
421
www.stateparks.com
Fort Boonesborough State Park 'a great historical spot' © andrea nolan
this is a view of the garden where seasonal items would have been planted
upload your photos
view photogallery
USA Parks
USA Parks
Kentucky
Kentucky
Heartland Region
Heartland Region
Fort Boonesborough State Park
Fort Boonesborough State Park
FORT BOONESBOROUGH STATE PARK
FORT BOONESBOROUGH STATE PARK
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, Kentucky   40475-9316

Phone: 859-527-3131
Reservations: 859-527-3131
Fort Boonesborough State Park
'a great historical spot'

this is a view of the garden where seasonal items would have been planted

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park
'a step back in time'

the black smith in the center of the fort to prevent fire

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park
'when a trade goes bad'

this was a reenactment of a trade that went bad

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park

some of the housing

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park

some of the simple things they used daily

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.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
Enjoy camping on the banks of the Kentucky River. The campground offers 167 sites with electricity and water hookups as well as primitive camping sites. An activities building can accommodate 150 people, and a central service building provides showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. There is a small grocery at the check-in area.

Open year-round. No advance reservations. Check-out by 2:00 PM, Eastern time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Events
September 18 - September 20
Autumn Weekend
8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Enjoy the cooler weather of fall with scheduled times for nature hikes, free putt-putt and tours, a bonfire and lots more. This event is for registered campers only. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email booncamp@bellsouth.net.

September 25 - October 24
Halloween Lights Drive Thru
8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Enjoy the sights, sounds and scares of over one and one half miles of Halloween lights and displays from your car. Play pirate miniature golf with Halloween music and thousands of lights. Concessions and snacks available. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email booncamp@bellsouth.net.

September 26 - September 27
The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday and Sunday battle re-enactments. Come early and spend the day learning about 18th century life in Kentucky. See a Living History Event including militia and settlers' camps, Native American Village, merchants, traders, food, music and more. Visit the Museum Store and 18th century Transylvania Store. This event is free with regular fort admission.

October 3 - October 4
"Touched by the Fire" - Blacksmith's Weekend
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Charcoal Burn begins 9/2/15. See and learn about an ancient craft kept alive even to this day! Join a group of blacksmiths including Randy Wolfe of Bethel Forge as they demonstrate projects and techniques, trade ideas and information, swap tall tales of the forge, and also offer hand forged items for sale. The process of making charcoal in the 18th century will be interpreted all during the week. Blacksmiths are invited to bring along their portable forges, start up fire and join in! Find answers to your questions, and maybe try your hand at a simple forging project. You can also go on a guided tour of the original fort site and siege battleground. This event is free with regular fort admission.

click here to see more events!
Accommodation Availability Calendars
Swimming
A junior Olympic-size swimming pool features a water slide, misty fountain, children?s area, and a rain tree! A sand beach is available for sunbathing. While at the pool enjoy your favorite treats from the snack bar!

Open daily Memorial Day - middle of August. Open weekends only from mid-August through Labor Day. Open on Labor Day. Lifeguard-protected.


Get directions
to this park:

by Town and state
OR
by zip code


Trails
Kentucky Riverwalk Trails is a self-guided interpretive trail that points out features unique to this portion of the Kentucky River valley. Native plants, animals, pre-historic, historic and geological sites are included along the trail routes.
Area Attractions
Gift Shop:

A gift shop is in the fort, offering an outstanding offering of Kentucky crafts, handcrafted items made in the fort and throughout the state.

Open April 1-October 31, 7 days a week, 9 AM - 5:30 PM; November 1 - March 31, open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, 10 am - 4 pm (weather permitting). Closed christmas Week and Thursday/Friday of Thanksgiving Week.

Kentucky River Museum:

The new Kentucky River Museum embraces two restored lock houses and other buildings. It tells the story of the development of commerce on the river.

Open 9 AM-5 PM everyday through Oct. 31. Admission to the Kentucky River Museum is included in the price of admission to the Fort.

Museum Tours:

Discover the heritage of the Richmond area.

Tours Available April 1- Oct 31. 9 PM- 5:30 PM. $6 adults, $3 children (6 to 12)Admission to Kentucky River Museum is included in this price. Children under 6 free. Student group of ten or more $2.50. Adult group of ten of more $3.50 each.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
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
October 10 Great fun for the whole family! by Fugate_54
Excellent park. Its just like you have been sent back in time. Its a great experience that the whole family will enjoy and have fun with.


Weather Forecast, (40509)

USA Parks
USA Parks
Kentucky
Kentucky
Heartland Region
Heartland Region
Fort Boonesborough State Park
Fort Boonesborough State Park