Fort Boonesborough
Kentucky History Award

Winner of 2 History Awards From the Kentucky Historical Society




2018 Fort

2018 Campground Schedule

Fort Hours and
 Admission Prices

Teacher Field Trip Information

The Iron Collection


Fort Boonesborough is closed for the season except for special events
Opening day for the 2018 season is Wednesday April 4th.

  • Fireside Chats each Saturday in February

Coming Events

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This week at The Chats- February 17, 2018


The Colonial Doctor
 Albert Roberts

Albert Roberts posed for photos with his surgical saw after a previous performance at the Fireside Chats. Well researched, in early medical practices, Roberts explores just how little was known in the 18th century. Always a favorite Roberts uses humor and volunteers from the audience to show teeth pulling, amputations and “bleeding” as regular medical practices. Seats still available make your reservations today.


Colonial Culinary Workshops

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Colonial Culinary Workshop . . .        History in the Tasting!

Part hands-on cooking class, part history lesson, a limited number of guests will participate in the preparation of a multi-course 1700s dinner. Experienced historical demonstrators will lead you through the proceedings, describing and preparing all aspects of the meal and cookware, and then all will be invited to partake and discuss the glorious bounties you've had a hand in preparing.

March 10th, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Blockhouse

Tickets are $45 per person and seating is extremely limited. Only 36 participants!
Learn More and Register Now!


18th Century Christmas at the Fort

December 8-9, 2017 – Visitors to the Fort got to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. The Fort was 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,  all added to the atmosphere.  This is a special program sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.


Fort Boonesborough Foundation
 Rifle Fund Raiser for 2017

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Rifle drawing November 25, 2017,
by Fort Boonesborough Foundation, Inc.

The Rifle Fund Raiser concluded on Saturday November 25, 2017.

The announced winner was Jeff Cutter of Cincinnati.

A delighted Mr. Cutter visited the fort on Sunday for the final day of Winter Trade Days and claimed his prize.


The 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough

September 23 - 24, 2017


Thanks to all who participated in the 2017 Siege


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

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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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