Fort Boonesborough
Kentucky History Award

Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society




2016 Fort

2016 Campground Schedule

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Teacher Field Trip Information

The Iron Collection


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.


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.


Daniel Boone Visits Boonesborough in the Final 2016 Fireside Chat


Each February the Fort Boonesborough Foundation hosts the Fireside Chats. Four Saturday nights and four different speakers accompanied by four different frontier meals.

This year one weather cancellation forced Daniel Boone to arrive on March 5. But the crowd could not have been more enthusiastic as Kevin Hardesty, one of  the newest member of The Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua speakers took center stage as Daniel Boone. Click here for photos.

Additional photos of the other three presenters, and the weekend chats also available


 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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