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Fort Boonesborough State Park
Fort Boonesborough State Park a great historical spot © andrea nolan
this is a view of the garden where seasonal items would have been planted
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park when a trade goes bad © andrea nolan
this was a reenactment of a trade that went bad
Fort Boonesborough State Park a step back in time © andrea nolan
the black smith in the center of the fort to prevent fire
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
some of the housing
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
some of the simple things they used daily
Fort Boonesborough State Park © andrea nolan
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, Kentucky   40475-9316

Phone: 859-527-3131
Reservations: 859-527-3131
When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to establish Kentucky?s second settlement--the site still known as Fort Boonesborough.

Fort Boonesborough has been reconstructed as a working fort complete with cabins, blockhouses and furnishings. Resident artisans perform craft demonstrations and give modern-day visitors a true sense of what life was like for pioneers in Kentucky.

The Kentucky River Museum, a newer addition to Fort Boonesborough State Park, provides visitors with insight into the lives of families who lived on the river and worked the locks and dams in the 1900s. Camp on the Kentucky River as Daniel Boone did and enjoy the fun of a pool complex with a water slide.
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 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
Enjoy camping on the banks of the Kentucky River. The campground offers 167 sites with electricity and water hookups as well as primitive camping sites. An activities building can accommodate 150 people, and a central service building provides showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. There is a small grocery at the check-in area.

Open year-round. No advance reservations. Check-out by 2:00 PM, Eastern time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
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A junior Olympic-size swimming pool features a water slide, misty fountain, children?s area, and a rain tree! A sand beach is available for sunbathing. While at the pool enjoy your favorite treats from the snack bar!

Open daily Memorial Day - middle of August. Open weekends only from mid-August through Labor Day. Open on Labor Day. Lifeguard-protected.

Fort Boonesborough State Park is located near Irvine, Lancaster and Lexington

Kentucky Riverwalk Trails is a self-guided interpretive trail that points out features unique to this portion of the Kentucky River valley. Native plants, animals, pre-historic, historic and geological sites are included along the trail routes.
Area Attractions
Gift Shop:

A gift shop is in the fort, offering an outstanding offering of Kentucky crafts, handcrafted items made in the fort and throughout the state.

Open April 1-October 31, 7 days a week, 9 AM - 5:30 PM; November 1 - March 31, open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, 10 am - 4 pm (weather permitting). Closed christmas Week and Thursday/Friday of Thanksgiving Week.

Kentucky River Museum:

The new Kentucky River Museum embraces two restored lock houses and other buildings. It tells the story of the development of commerce on the river.

Open 9 AM-5 PM everyday through Oct. 31. Admission to the Kentucky River Museum is included in the price of admission to the Fort.

Museum Tours:

Discover the heritage of the Richmond area.

Tours Available April 1- Oct 31. 9 PM- 5:30 PM. $6 adults, $3 children (6 to 12)Admission to Kentucky River Museum is included in this price. Children under 6 free. Student group of ten or more $2.50. Adult group of ten of more $3.50 each.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 4 trees of fort boonesboro park by j sabados
does any one no what the trees are that are there the ones that look like a flower or pine cone
September 20 excellent camping by Holly0120
we camped here 9/18/12 and the campsite was wonderful. Bathrooms were completely tiled and spotless. Shower nice and hot. Highly recommend
July 11 Great place to see KY. history by Explorer98
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