Department of Parks
Fireside Chats During February at Fort Boonesborough State Park

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 23, 2015  
Contact Information:  Rob Minerich,


RICHMOND, Ky. – Fort Boonesborough State Park and the Fort Boonesborough Foundation will be holding a series of “Fireside Chats” with famous characters from Kentucky history beginning Feb. 7, 2015.


During each Saturday program, there will be a “Taste of Frontier Fare” from 5:30-6:15 p.m. The program begins at 6:45 p.m. at the 18th Century Tavern blockhouse. Below is a schedule of portrayals of Kentucky historical figures.


Feb. 7: Frontier doctor (portrayed by Albert Roberts)

Feb. 14: Maggie Delaney, Irish indentured servant (portrayed by Carol Jarboe)

Feb. 21: Simon Kenton (a Kentucky Chautauqua performance by Mel Hankla)

Feb. 28: Frontier surveyor (portrayed by David VanMeter)


Tickets are $15 for adults, and children 12 and under are $5 each. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

The gift shop and blockhouse will also be open prior to the chats, until about 6:30.  If you would like to browse, please make time to come a few minutes early.  Call 859-527-3131. Visit for more information.

In addition to a reconstructed fort, the park also has a campground, hiking trails, the Kentucky River Museum, mini-golf, picnic shelters and a gift shop. Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond. From Interstate 75, take Exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at