Fort Boonesborough
Kentucky History Award

Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society




2017 Fort

2017 Campground Schedule

Fort Hours and
 Admission Prices

Teacher Field Trip Information

The Iron Collection


Fort Boonesborough is now open daily - 9-5  April thru October.


Frontier Remedies, Food, Fiber & Farm Chores

Weekend Schedule


Women on the Frontier
April 22-23, 2017

The theme for the 2017 Women on the Frontier event has been announced by event planners Kristi Heasley and Emily Burnes. along with Fort Manager Bill Farmer

This annual event focuses on the lives lead by women in 18th Century Kentucky. On the frontier, women were frequently called upon to do many things  normally associated only with men. Learn how women grew crops, used flintlock guns, started fires, cast balls for guns, prepared firewood, and did other “manly” things” in addition to their usual activities. We invite women to participate and join in a bit of friendly competition for prizes with newly learned skills. You can still bring along your men to cheer you on.

Click here to register to participate in this event. Visitors are welcome to observe and learn about these frontier skills.


The Daniel Boone Memorabilia Collection

On April 15, 2017 Fort Boonesborough State Park held the official opening of The Daniel Boone Memorabilia Collection.  After a lifetime of collecting, Mr. Ray Buckberry of Bowling Green, Kentucky has donated his memorabilia collection to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation. The Foundation has placed the collection on loan to the State Park. Mr. Buckberry along with members of the foundation joined together for the opening at 1:30 pm inside the fort. Learn More


Fort Boonesborough Foundation
Announces Rifle Fund Raiser for 2017

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Purchase Tickets at an Upcoming 2017 Event - Online ticket Ordering


Plan Your Educational Field Experience


Information for Teachers including curriculum resources for planning an educational field experience to Fort Boonesborough is now online.  In previous years teachers could request the information but as of 2013 all of this information about how to get the most out of a trip to the fort is available here. Click here to see video clips, curriculum materials, information about attending on the Friday before Siege Weekend and our special November School Days and other options.


Winter Trade Days Brought Out the Hardy

Vendors selling their 18th Century wares inside the warm cabins brought folks out to visit and shop st the Fort on Thanksgiving weekend.


An 18th Century Christmas drew many visitors including Santa Claus!

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Thanks to all the participants in the 2016 Siege of Fort Boonesborough

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Gathering of Descendants 2016
A Huge Success

June 18-19, 2016

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Descendants stop at the DAR Monument to the Settlers of Fort Boonesborough on Saturday morning. They were meeting at the original fort site to hear archaeologist Nancy O’Malley talk about her work at the site.

And back up at the replica fort site booths of genealogy groups and speakers filled the day with information for visitors.

Additional photos - click here.


 Book Sold by
Fort Boonesborough Foundation



Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky's most historic places and, although seldom mentioned in popular accounts, women were present from the very beginning. This work includes women whose presence at the fort can be reasonably documented by historical evidence. The time period was limited to the years between 1774, when the fort was established, and 1784, when the threat of Indian attacks had subsided and the fort's stockade walls were taken down.

Book is also available for purchase in the Transylvania Store.


Authentic Powder Horn Donated to
Fort Boonesborough Foundation


Keith Crawford and his wife Angela donated the above powder horn to The Fort Boonesborough Foundation during the June “Gathering of Descendants” Event. The original powder horn will remain on permanent display at the Fort. Special thanks to the Crawford’s for this incredible donation. To see more photos and learn the story of the horn click here.


Frank T. Barnes Collection of Ironwork

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The original Fort Boonesborough was built by Daniel Boone and his men in 1775


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