Fort Boonesborough
Kentucky History Award

Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society




The Seven Years War visits Fort Boonesborough July 13 & 14

See photos from the French and Indian War (The Seven Years War) at Fort Boonesborough


Foundation Rifle Raffle Winner

Raffle winner Dean Ashton took possession of his new rifle from maker Wayne Estes at the Spring Shoot at Friendship, Indiana. Friendship, Indiana is the home of The National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. Ashton bought his winning ticket at the Cumberland Mini Show in Jamestown, Kentucky in February.

The Fort Boonesborough Foundation Rifle Raffle to support Archaeology dig at original Fort took place during
Spring Trade Fair

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On hand for the rifle raffle were (left to right) Foundation Secretary Elizabeth Chalfant, rifle builder Wayne Estes, Archaeologist Nancy O’Malley, Foundation President George Chalfant and re-enactor Fred Lucas.


The Archaeology dig at original Fort site

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2013 Spring Trade Fair

Memorial Day Weekend

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Women on the Frontier 2013

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Opening Weekend at Fort Boonesborough State Park was a hands on learning experience for both  participants and visitors. Women re-enactors and their families spent the weekend of April 20-21 at the fort learning pioneer skills. The event was organized by re-enactor and Fort Boonesborough Foundation member Kristi Heasley. This was Heasley’s 2nd year of choosing the topics and speakers for the event which is now in it’s 8th year.

Making acorn flour, learning about plants, herbs and natural dyes and working in the garden were some of the sessions. Begun as a learning experience for women, participants ranged from new re-enactors, visitors to the fort to veteran re-enactors wanting to hone their frontier skills.

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 An 18th Century Christmas is  great success!


December 7-8 brought a Candlelight Christmas to Fort Boonesborough. Interpreters in cabins talked of the Christmas customs of various countries. Music and dancing, tasting and refreshments all were available to visitors the fort. The event was hosted by The Fort Boonesborough Foundation. Photos now loaded!

Winter Trade Days bring Shopping And Photos for Visitors

Winter Trade Days brought vendors in cabins selling 18th century wares and something new this year to the fort! Fort Boonesborough Foundation members offered visitors a chance to dress in period garments and have their photo taken for a small donation to the foundation.

Photos of our visitors!


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


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