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Fort Boonesborough State Park

Opens in 12 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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It was OK.

A recreated fort that has its mystique taken from Daniel Boone. The buildings were somewhat... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Gilbert, Arizona
Fort Boonesborough is a re-creation

After visiting Cumberland Gap we stopped at Fort BoonesboroughSt Park. The "New" fort is not a... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Pat C
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4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475-9316
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Boonesborough is a great park situated on the Kentucky River near a river lock. It was a popular beach spot with bathhouse, snack shop, gift shop, etc. in the old days but water quality has changed that. The highlights now are a public swimming...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

I love this campground, I camp here about 4-6 times a year, they have lots to do here and opened pretty much year around. My favorite thing is they have events scheduled every month of the year except December. The yard sale camper weekends are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Debi M
Reviewed November 8, 2018

A recreated fort that has its mystique taken from Daniel Boone. The buildings were somewhat interesting, but nothing too exciting. It was a nice place to walk around and use up some time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lenjoyce1
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The park offers history programs in conjunction with the Fort Boonesborough Foundation,[4] and during the in-season, the fort houses resident artisans such as blacksmiths and potters who do open demonstrations to give visitors a taste of what pioneer life in Kentucky was like.[5] The Kentucky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cathym0sier
Reviewed October 25, 2018

After visiting Cumberland Gap we stopped at Fort BoonesboroughSt Park. The "New" fort is not a true representation of the original fort. It is twice the size and was constructed about a 1/2 mile from the original site. The admission cost of $8 seemed high...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pat C
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The recreated Fort is very well done. Displays and costumed reenactors educate visitors about life at the Fort in the late 1700s. The reenactors were very knowledgeable about their crafts and the time period. Displays explain daily life at the Fort. The Fort is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ron M
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This is a functioning historical fort. If I had known about this when my children were younger, this would have been a destination place. You can see how everything operates in a fort so it is more than just a walk-through. Don't pass this by!...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jacquie G
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We spent a nice afternoon learning about how 18th century pioneers would live. I especially liked the blacksmith and making three out of plants like flax.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mrlco
Reviewed September 13, 2018

A fun way to review history. You can watch people, dressed in period costume, work at the various jobs that were common in Daniel’s Boone time. Very interesting!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judith G
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

The old one is gone but the replica is amazing! Like a trip back in time. I recommend the hatchet throw for kids over 14 :)

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jim B
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October 5, 2018|
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Response from czorad | Reviewed this property |
At least two hours.
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Response from Paula H | Reviewed this property |
We brought our pup. She had a great time as well!
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Response from Camper4years | Reviewed this property |
It is 6 miles from Exit 95 (I-75).