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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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History comes alive - great place to take kids

This is a super place to go with kids. My daughter and I enjoyed seeing demonstrations by the weaver, candle maker, soap maker, tanner, blacksmith, and others. Everyone was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Cocoa, Florida

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Cocoa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a super place to go with kids. My daughter and I enjoyed seeing demonstrations by the weaver, candle maker, soap maker, tanner, blacksmith, and others. Everyone was friendly and their short talks were informative. The educational film at the beginning is interesting as well. The little gift shop was also nice. A couple of shops were closed the... More 

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London, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A fun little place with lots of character! The staff all dress in period attire and are awesome at engaging their audiences (i.e. candlemaking, pottery making, blacksmithing, etc...). All the adults in our group really enjoyed it. The teenagers in our group made quick time of the sites and got a little bored. Seems their interest in historic things was... More 

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dawson,alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Get out n walk about for a few minutes and learn some history. It's great we still have places like this that try n keep the history alive for others to see kinda the way it use to be. Oh of course they are not Hollywood actors but my goodness they do a fab job and seem to enjoy it..... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This trip was disappointing!! We booked through a Tuesday, not realizing the pool is CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays, along with the Fort! That left basically nothing for us to do! Not only was that an issue, but the pools pump "broke" on Sunday, so we couldn't swim then either! We have 2 children that love the pool and in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lots of play areas for little ones. We took short trails for small legs to hike. We did not visit he fort this visit but have in the past and loved the authenticity of costumes and skills. The blacksmith is usually a favorite.

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Mount Solon, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped at Ft. Boonesborough while in KY. The fort itself is impressive, trying to present authentic information. We planned to visit on a weekend to take advantage of the costumed historical interpreters. We were disappointed in that regard. Three of the interpreters were not present the day we visited. Upon entering, you are directed to the first block house... More 

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Williamsburg, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I took my wife while we was dating to the Haunted Fort. It was great to stand there and watch her be scared out of her mind. When we had our boys we went back for an educational visit and learned a lot about the history of the fort itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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Additional Information about Fort Boonesborough State Park

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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