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Picture of Fort Boonesborough

Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, KY 40475-9316
Phone: 859-527-3131
Park Manager: Phil Gray

Fort Boonesborough has been reconstructed as a working fort complete with cabins, blockhouses and furnishings.

Tours Available April 1- Oct 31., 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m..


$4.50 adults, $3.50 children (3 to 12) Admission to Kentucky River Museum is included. Children under 3 free.

Student group of ten or more should inquire.
Adult group of ten or more may allow discount.

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. It tells the story of the development of commerce on the river.

Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. everyday from April 1 through October 31.

Communities and Related Links
Fort Boonesborough Foundation
Fort Boonesborough Living History
Richmond Chamber of Commerce

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