Welcome to Fort Boonesborough

Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company in 1775, chose Daniel Boone to head a party of 31 axe men to clear a path through the Cumberland Gap that would run from Long Island of the Holston River, Tennessee, to Otter Creek of the Kentucky River.

On the 1st of April, 1775, Daniel Boone, Richard Henderson and their companions, reached the southern bank of the Kentucky River, and began to build a fort, afterwards known as Boonesborough.

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Links and Resources

Group Field Trips

Teacher resources and interpretive programming engage students in the daily lives of early settlers on the Kentucky frontier.

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Historical Facts and Documents

Visit our Historical Documentation page for information as well as comprehensive descriptions of items and events with historical significance to Fort Boonesborough.

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Fort Boonesborough Foundation

The Fort Boonesborough Foundation is 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.


Kentucky State Parks

Wherever you travel in Kentucky, you are never far from one of our 50 Kentucky State Parks. Each park has its own unique attributes, from shorelines to majestic mountains, from winding caves to enchanting woodlands.


How To Contact Us

By Email:
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By Phone:
859-527-3131 ext. 216

By Mail:
Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, KY 40475