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Fort Boonesborough State Park

Address: 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9316
Phone Number: 859-527-3131
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78%
Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Marion, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went here as a kid on a 4th grade field trip and returned many years later with my boys. It was just as much fun. A Step back in the past and a memorable experience.

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Stuart, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had passed this many times on my way north or south and finally stopped to see the Fort. In the process I learned history of Daniel Boone that I didn't know. If you're into that sort of history the fort is well worth the drive off of I-75. It shows and the reenactments of the settlers of those days.... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The park is close to home and we often go there to camp as well as attend advents. If you are looking for excitement, keep on looking. If you want a cozy family place to camp- this is it. The camp grounds fill quickly and sites are reserved years I advance. There is a "overflow" area that some prefer to... More 

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Richmond
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The place is nice. Somewhat entertaining. A little Pricey. Some exhibits not open or no one was in them to explain. Gift Shop had some nice rustic thing available Arrow Heads, Handicrafts, etc.

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Richmond, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The camping area is nice, not much in the park just picnic areas. This park is in the Kentucky river, the river is very dirty.

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Miami, Florida, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Fort Boonesborough is a true living history site. The recreated fort lives up to the true meaning of a living history site. The reenactors do a great job of explaining the day to day life of living on the frontier during the 1700's. Having been a history teacher for thirty-five years I have caught a number of mistakes in many... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Fort Boonesborough is the site of the yearly, late September re-enactment of the 11 day battle which occurred in 1778, between Daniel Boone and the pioneers (at the fort he founded) and the Shawnee Indians. The actual presentation is less than 30 minutes. The re-enactment is performed Saturday and Sunday. Our reservations were for Thursday through Sunday at the state... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Only open Wednesday thru Sunday. If you go past the campground entrance jyst a 1/4 mike. There is a very cool pioneer cemetery.

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Augusta, GA
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584 reviews 584 reviews
271 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This fort was a little unusual in that it was made up of homes side by side all facing inside with the back wall being the fort "wall" with small walls in between. There is a fee for this fort, and there is a gift shop. Interesting stop right off of I-75.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Fort is not what it use to be. I remember when you would visit the Fort and see many people dress in the era of the Fort. People would be working as if they were still living during this era. But lately, the Fort is not as active. You basically walk around yourself and look inside the cabins. The... More 

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