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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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Daniel Boone must have loved this place and if you go there you can see why. Walk down to the river and go back 250 years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Richmond, Kentucky
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Crescent City, CA
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138 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great stop for a history buff or just to have an outing with the family. It starts with an informative and historical context video of Boone and the fort. The cabins progress from basic build to show improvements made as the settlements became better established. I thought the period technology and craft were informative as well. Being... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Daniel Boone must have loved this place and if you go there you can see why. Walk down to the river and go back 250 years.

Thank NectarKY
Skaneateles, New York
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104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We visited here because an ancestor of mine was part of Daniel Boone's entourage that settled Boonesboro in 1775. The interpreters were excellent. The museum on site was very informative as well. The site is easy to maneuver and well maintained.

1 Thank traveler120483
Ponca City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Enjoyed the interpretive personnel dressed up in period clothing. All went out of their way to draw us in to see how life was at Fort Boonesborough. I would love to visit when they have their Trade Days.

1 Thank Triplet_Mom1991
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Loved the buildings and displays, especially the soap making and viewing the artifacts found in the local area. The village gave us a real sense of how it was back then, when Kentucky was frontier.

1 Thank Diana M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Fort B was a very interesting place for us to visit, we went a little to early in the spring, so there were not any reenactors there... but it was still cool to go and look around in! The gift shop was very nice and had loads of cool stuff from the frontier days! (we actually visited in May, 2014)

1 Thank Billie K
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is generally acknowledged to be the first pioneer settlement west of the Appalachian mountains...a movement that would not stop until it reached the west coast in the 1850s. It all started with King George in 1763. After the French and Indian War (7 years war) England wanted to ensure peaceful Indians in the new lands surrendered by France. As... More 

1 Thank etweeden
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A little late getting this posted since we stayed there in September. We camped in our motorhome there for 6 days and it was very enjoyable. The site was plenty large and level and the park was not too crowded. The beach area down on the river by the dam was a good place for walking the dog. The old... More 

1 Thank harleyrider1953
Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent historical place to visit. Just a short 6 miles off of Interstate 75, just South of Lexington, Kentucky. Depending upon when you visit, there may be skilled artisans showing their work, period specific re-enactors and possibly a historical speaker or two. The kids loved tossing axes to the large wood target. You can also take a short hike down... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

State park with reproduction fort. Campground is nice with a store and the campers decorate for Halloween. Obviously pool is closed.

1 Thank Jeff O

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