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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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Authentic and Informative

This experience was very authentic and interesting. I learned about traditional ways of making many old crafts like candles, soap, and spun wool. The thread spinning exhibit was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We camped in the park and we toured Ft Boonesborough. The fort is a great place to visit for all ages. There is a film that tells the story of the fort and the fort is a replica of the original fort. The original fort stands a little ways away from the replica but it has a memorial placed on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This experience was very authentic and interesting. I learned about traditional ways of making many old crafts like candles, soap, and spun wool. The thread spinning exhibit was my favorite, I got to watch as the demonstrator took sheep wool spun it into thread right before my eyes. The day I went they also had tomahawk throwing which was definitely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

All of the sites with electric and water are close together and little shade. Primitive campsites are far from bathrooms and can be very wet with standing water after a rainstorm. We stayed one night and flatwater paddled on the Kentucky River right from the campground. Great place for fishing!

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Katy, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. They had a lot for families to do. They had great play areas scattered throughout the park, ample hiking opportunities, and other activities. They wvwn have laundry facilities, which I haven't run across much in state run parks thorough out the U.S. We happen to stay during the birthday celebration and got to light and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Everybody should go to Fort Boonesborough the history the experience the people everything I think it's great

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North Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

What a treat - stopped to get gas in this part of Kentucky and saw the sign for the park. What the heck is 5 miles when you're not on some deadline and we weren't so we did. Pulling in the parking lot and seeing this wonderful fort just waiting for us - 5 dollars each to get in and... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We live 2 miles from the park and I take my two granddaughters there to play putt putt golf. Today it was impossible to play because of such debris, limbs, leaves, berries on the course. I watched my granddaughters cry because they couldn't get the ball to roll straight for more that a foot. All because some park employee can't... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a great place to take your kids! The Fort is kid friendly with lots for them to see. We took two of our grandsons to visit the Fort and they had the time of their lives learning a lot of early KY history.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The recreation of the life of Daniel Boone and his family is Great. Have been there several times and when someone out of the state comes to visit, we take a tour of the forts...

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Athens, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My sister and I went to Fort Boonesborough near Richmond, KY to see the fort and to see what the fort was like. It is possible that a woman who may be a member of our family who was a part of the original group at the fort, so we wanted to see it. There weren't many people manning the... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Boonesborough State Park

Address: Address: 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9316
Phone Number: 859-527-3131
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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