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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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80%
Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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268 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 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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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The campsite was full, except for one spot. We thought this was a good sign, but it was far from it. We could see that it was not a level spot in the photo, but we figured it would be okay. However, it was pretty much a disaster! After a 10 hour drive we were exhausted and went to bed... More

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FORT MYERS
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23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was very educational on how Daniel Boone developed the area and Fort Boonesboro. They have several buildings to visit and see how things were built and used in the old days. There was a lady making soap, someone weaving, candle making, woodworking and a black smith. They also have a 15 minute movie telling all the history. Good family... More

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

realy nice park, full of history and the Daniel Boone stories are alive here, you can feel the the vibes of long forgotten years, live animations make it more real

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Cool fishing spot at times on the Kentucky river right neat the damn. Catfish and buffalo carp are huge. I like it.

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