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Fort Boonesborough State Park

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Address: 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9316
Phone Number: 859-527-3131
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Family Loves camping

We like to rough it and tent camp. This place is great. They have all sorts of activities, a nice store, very clean facilities and the staff is courteous. It's an interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Shirley K
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Richmond, Kentucky
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Richmond, Kentucky
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We like to rough it and tent camp. This place is great. They have all sorts of activities, a nice store, very clean facilities and the staff is courteous. It's an interesting place and great fun.

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London, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I found this place interesting. Its neat to see how people used to live. The buildings and the craftsmen there working seemed pretty spot on for the time period. My favorite was the blacksmith that was making flintlock rifles.

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Gainesville, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a great scenic place to visit right off Interstate 75, and you can cut through to I-65. This is a low key historic fort, with many homes to tour and see how pioneer life was lived. Check for days open, and also, the fee.

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Marion, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

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
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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