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.


Coming in July

Cool History on Hot Days

Cool History on Hot Days, Each Saturday in July and August, 2017 -When the Kentucky combination of heat and humidity make many outdoor activities too uncomfortable to enjoy, we will have a special program, presentation, lecture, or demonstration every Saturday afternoon in air conditioned comfort. All of these will relate to the history of early Kentucky, and will be presented in the Tavern Blockhouse or the Orientation/Theater Blockhouse of the Fort. These events are free with regular paid admission to the fort. All programs at 2:00 pm

July 1
Emily Burns
Medicinal Plants


July 8
Kristi Heasley
A Woman Comes to Kentucky

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July 15
Randy Wolfe
A Dogges Tale - 18th C. Dogs

Author Randell Jones 2015

July 22
Teresa Beck
Textile and Fiber Craft

July 29
Randell Jones
In The Footsteps of Daniel Boone

August Speakers - Coming Soon

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3rd Annual

A Gathering of Descendants

We want to thank everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Gathering of Descendants. Folks had a chance to share and learn about their ancestors who came to Fort Boonesborough in the 18th century and played a part in the early settlement of Kentucky.


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
 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.


Thanks to all who participated in

Women on the Frontier
April 22-23, 2017

Frontier Remedies, Food, Fiber & Farm Chores


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

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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


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

Learn More....

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


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