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Welcome to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation Website

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Fort Boonesborough Foundation
 Rifle Fund Raiser for 2017
was huge success!

Rifle drawing November 25, 2017,
by Fort Boonesborough Foundation, Inc.

The Rifle Fund Raiser concluded on Saturday November 25, 2017.

The announced winner was Jeff Cutter of Cincinnati.

A delighted Mr. Cutter visited the fort on Sunday for the final day of Winter Trade Days and claimed his prize.


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Introducing The Boone Memorabilia Collection

On April 15, 2017 Fort Boonesborough State Park will have the official opening of The Daniel Boone Memorabilia Collection.  After a lifetime of collecting, Mr. Ray Buckberry of Bowling Green, Kentucky has donated his memorabilia collection to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation. The Foundation has placed the collection on loan to the State Park. Mr. Buckberry along with members of the foundation will be present at the opening at 1:30 pm inside the fort.

Mr. Buckberry collected everything Daniel Boone including a large assortment of items featuring Fess Parker and the TV Series of the same name. Items included are books, art prints and everything from lunch boxes to lamps. The Foundation members have found cases, catalogued, and set up the item displays. One cabin at the fort will be devoted to the Memorabilia, both in the cases, along with prints, photos and framed items on the walls. In addition, a case has been added to the campground store where visitors to the campground can also view items.


A whole generation grew up with Daniel Boone on television and a new younger generation is now being exposed to those shows on western and retro cable channels. Although the Foundation acknowledges that not all the items are correct to the time period, it is still a wonderful look at the impact Daniel Boone had on the American public.

The Fort is open 9-5 Wednesday to Sunday, April thru October. Other cabins are staffed with period dressed personal who can talk with visitors about life in the 18th century.


2nd Annual Gathering of Descendants

June 18, 2017 was a true learning experience for visitors

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Descendants Day - June 23, 2018


Lectures, storytelling and a chance to learn about your ancestors drew visitors to Fort Boonesborough State Park on this June weekend. Thanks to all who participated!


Authentic Powder Horn Donated to
Fort Boonesborough Foundation


Keith Crawford and his wife Angela donated the above powder horn to The Fort Boonesborough Foundation during the June “Gathering of Descendants” Event. The original powder horn will remain on permanent display at the Fort. Special thanks to the Crawford’s for this incredible donation. To see more photos and learn the story of the horn click here.

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 Book Sold by
Fort Boonesborough Foundation

Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky's most historic places and, although seldom mentioned in popular accounts, women were present from the very beginning. This work includes women whose presence at the fort can be reasonably documented by historical evidence. The time period was limited to the years between 1774, when the fort was established, and 1784, when the threat of Indian attacks had subsided and the fort's stockade walls were taken down.

Learn More and Purchase Online

Now Available For Sale Online - William Calk’s Journal of a Trip to Boonesborough in 1775. Edited By Harry Enoch with all proceeds supporting the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

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Also Available in the Online Store

The Fort Boonesborough Foundation is pleased to add a DVD entitled The 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough. Telling the story of the great Siege the film was produced by Graphic Enterprises/Pioneer Times in 2008 and shot live at The Fort Boonesborough Siege Re-Enactment. It also includes a section from Fort Manager Bill Farmer about the historic significance of The Siege. A portion of the proceeds to support the Foundations mission.

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New Signs

New Park Signs

Visitors to the park will begin to notice new signs being installed on the grounds. Signs were purchased in part with funds from the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

“Of all the foundation’s contributions to the park over the years, these signs will have a really longterm and lasting impression on visitors to the park, “ said Foundation Member Elizabeth Chalfant.

About the Foundation

The Fort Boonesborough Foundation is made up of a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to sustain, foster, and promote quality programming at Fort Boonesborough State Park and Boone's Station Historic Site.

We sponsor such events as The Fireside Chats, Women on the Frontier, An 18th Century Christmas and  November school days. We sell concessions at special events at the park and manage parking for Halloween. The Fort Boonesborough Foundation has been in existence for over 10 years and is the oldest of all of the groups who help promote and sponsor Kentucky’s State Parks.


Fort Boonesborough Foundation, Inc.
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, Kentucky 40475


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