Fort Boonesborough
Kentucky History Award

Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society

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2016 Fort
Schedule

2016 Campground Schedule

Fort Hours and
 Admission Prices

Teacher Field Trip Information

The Iron Collection

 

Fort Boonesborough is now closed daily for the winter except for the following coming events:

Coming Events

An 18th Century Christmas

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And the Fireside Chats in February of 2017.(More information coming soon.)  We will reopen daily in April 2017.

 

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.

 

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

See additional photos at www.graphicenterprises.net

 

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.

 

Plan Your Educational Field Experience

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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.

 
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 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

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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.

 
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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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