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 open Wednesday to Sunday - 9-5  April thru October.


Thanks to all who participated in the 2017

The 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough

September 23 - 24, 2017


Additional Photos Coming Soon!


Coming Events


Rifle Frolic and Frontier Skills October 20 - 22, 2017

Open to all Ladies And Gentlemen – Compete for Prizes and Honor, or just enjoy an 18th century weekend. Plans currently include rifle shoot, woods walk, smoothbore match, Seneca run, hawk and knife, archery, flint and steel and tavern games. Prizes and blanket shoots. Events will be ongoing throughout the weekend. Merchants and Traders welcome.

Winter Trade Days at the Fort
November 25-26, 2017

18th century merchants and traders in period clothing set up shops in the cabins and blockhouses of the fort. All items for sale are typical of items available in the 18th century. Fort opens at 9:00am each day. This is a great opportunity to do your 18th century holiday gift shopping! There is no admission charge for this event.  Please contact Bill Farmer at (859) 527-3131 or

18th Century Christmas at the Fort

December 8-92017 – Friday night  – 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturday afternoon– 1 pm to 4 pm - Visit the Fort to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. The Fort will be lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of the time.  Candle lanterns, bonfires, the Christmas Guns, food and refreshments, music and dance, will all add to the atmosphere. Refreshments are included! This is a special program sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.  Admission is Adult/ $8 --- Child (6-12)/$5 – under 6- free


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

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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.


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


 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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