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“great trail”

Daniel Boone Homestead
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Birdsboro
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

if you are looking for history, picnic area, the sound and sights of water with a wonderful trail visit Daniel Boone Homestead. One of the hidden delights of PA.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I sometimes take kids here for school trips. It's quiet and there's free visitor admission except for event dates when there's a wrist band fee. There's a small visitor's center and gift shop and lots of open field to see.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

The homestead has signs directing your way from Rte. 422. It is easy to find. When you get on the property's road, you will pass beautiful meadows filled with wildflowers. I was just there and saw a profusion of dark and light purple flowers, goldenrod, whites mixed in with burgandy turned green high grasses. So relaxing! The road ends at the visitor's center. There is plenty of parking. Restrooms are in an area below the center. Inside the center are two glass topped displays and historical references. You should sit and watch the 20mte film on the life of Daniel Boone and his family members. The visitor's center is free. There is a small gift shop selling replica's of old time toys, Boone books, wooden guns and more. A large working loom is on display that the one guide demonstrates its operation. You can pay to just walk on the property or pay for a guide to take you on a tour, I chose the latter. It is a short path from the Center to the Boone house. The guide takes you inside on each level while giving the history of the place and explaining the various kitchen implements and furniture pieces inside. Some rowdy young children were in our group and the guide handled them very well with asking them questions and garnering their interest. The guides are well informed and patient. Most of all you can tell that they have a passion for colonial times and an interest in Daniel Boone. Our tour lasted an hour and covered the interior and exterior of the Boone house. After that you are on your own to explore. You are given a brochure and map explaining the structures and points of interest on the historical part of the property. So you can walk over to the blacksmith shop, homestead barn, Bertolet house, and sawmill. Some of the path is gravel covered. It is worthwhile to check out these other structures. There are also sheep and geese meandering the pastures. Beautiful photo opportunties. On the hill behind the sawmill is a little cemetary and the Daniel Boone lake. You can ask at the Visitor's Center for a horse trail map and take your horses here or even hike it - this includes area outside the historical section of the park's acreage. It is so important to continue to learn about our nation's history. To visit a place where someone we heard about hails from will help make history come alive. It saddens me greatly that budget cuts have affected our parks and museum systems. There were only two people working the day I was here and you could tell that at times it was challenging for them to cover the groups and the visitor's center. However, they did a great job. Enjoy this interesting Historical Museum!

1  Thank joyceTL4
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We just happened upon this traveling from Pottstown to Pottsville, PA. It was a great little tour with several out buildings to visit. The walking path they have provided is very well maintained. I also loved the little gift shop and the tour guide dressed as they did 200 years ago.

Thank judie58
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Nice afternoon trip for the kids. During the fall season they offer educational outings and a 'Heritage Tour'. You can roam freely on the grounds if you would rather not pay the entrance fee during business hours to tour the Homestead itself. You can also bring your dog (on a leash of course) to the picnic and walking trail area. Especially nice during the Spring and Fall and the staff are really friendly and helpful.

Thank MissyPA71
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