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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great History

The country-side is very beautiful and a great place to ride. The park is well kept and it is interesting to see the original site of Boonesborough. If you want to visit the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Iligan, Philippines

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place by chance and I'm happy we decided to check it out. My favorite part was the candle making exhibit and the axe throwing (don't remember the name but you had to sign a waiver to throw the axe). The fort is educational, well kept and lots of fun! We enjoyed our time here and recommend to... More 

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Iligan, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The country-side is very beautiful and a great place to ride. The park is well kept and it is interesting to see the original site of Boonesborough. If you want to visit the reconstructed fort, be sure to check their hours of operation.

Thank kuyals
Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second time I have come to the reenactment. I have learned something new each time. The fort does a good job condensing the story of the 11 day siege into a 1 hour program. There are other activities going on also to give a feel of what life was like in Kentucky in 1778.

Thank Jack S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is at least my second review of Fort Boonesboro State Park in Richmond Kentucky. The park is always clean, the staff friendly, and they have a nice camp store to pick up items you need or forgot. There're about twenty-five full hook-up sites in the front of the park but if you don't need a sewer hook-up some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Great place for kids to learn history. My three grandkids watched and learn from the actors. They were allow to do hands on activity which they really enjoyed. It's full of history of early Kentucky life. It's an easy place to walk around and if your in a wheelchair you will be able to get around.

Thank Donald B
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The campground at Ft. Boonesboro is one of the nicest in the state. They offer plenty of activities and they have resurfaced their mini golf course. Unfortunately, the weekend we were there they did not offer any escorted hiking. One of the coolest things we did was to make a paper lantern and light it (this was at night) and... More 

1 Thank jannfri
bloomfield, ky.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My wife and I visited Fort Boonesborough again after having not been there since our kids were small. Not much has changed in several years, which is good. The fort and the workers in period costume make this a great adventure for young and older. We really enjoyed seeing all the old tools and other materials that were used by... More 

1 Thank warnerjb
Manistee, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

History has never been more interesting. People dressed in period costumes explaining different aspects of living during this period in time. Very informative and fun. Grounds are well kept and the buildings are perfect.

1 Thank SusieD55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

A nice location, easy to walk around and enjoy the fort's history. On certain days they have volunteers in costume performing trades of the day.

1 Thank Martha S
Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great experience for all especially the fort. Plenty space for campers. Close to mall and restaurants. Plenty attractions to be visit that is really close.

1 Thank Ronnie P

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