Fort Boonesboro State Park 'a great historical spot' © andrea nolan
this is a view of the garden where seasonal items would have been planted
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USA Parks
Heartland Region
Fort Boonesboro State Park
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, Kentucky   40475-9316

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

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

Fort Boonesboro State Park
'a step back in time'

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

Fort Boonesboro State Park

Fort Boonesboro State Park
'when a trade goes bad'

this was a reenactment of a trade that went bad

Fort Boonesboro State Park

some of the simple things they used daily

Fort Boonesboro State Park

Fort Boonesboro State Park

some of the housing

Fort Boonesboro State Park

Fort Boonesboro State Park

Fort Boonesboro State Park

Fort Boonesboro State Park

Fort Boonesboro 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.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
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.
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.

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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.
September 17 Great site by classicconversions
I have visited here several times. I hope to stop again on sept 25. Real history.
August 12 History made fun by Wendy Rogers
Fort Boonesboro is an excellent way to spend the day. The fort itself is very interesting, even to my 9 year old son. The people are wonderful at explaining what they are doing and why. After walking through the fort, on a hot summer day, the pool is an excellent way to cool off. Great water slide for the kiddos (and adults too!). The campground in nice. We love this park!
May 3 a step back into time by anolan
We arrived on 4-19-08, not knowing really what to expect when we walked onto the fort. We were amazed by how simple and yet functioning the fort was. Daniel Boone and his followers really paved the way for all of us. We are very lucky for the life we live, and going there reminded us all, just what it was like back in 1775. it is a great historical spot for anyone and everyone. The staff there are great, they do it just like Daniel Boone and his family did it. You will have a great time!!!!!

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