Department of Parks
“Boone at Noon” Program Starts April 11 at Fort Boonesborough
RICHMOND, Ky. – Fort Boonesborough State Park will kick off its “Boone at Noon” program starting Saturday, April 11, to help commemorate the 275th anniversary of explorer Daniel Boone’s birth.
Once a month, from April through September, the park near Richmond will have a 30-45 minute presentation on Daniel Boone or a topic related to his family and the exploration of Kentucky. The programs are included with fort admission.
The April 11 event will feature Jerry Raisor, the park’s curator, who will discuss “Daniel Boone and Land Acquisition.” The other programs are:
May 2: Pam Eddy, park ranger-historian, Cumberland Gap National Park, "Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap."
June 27: Jim Caudill, local historian, will be presenting his program "A Boone Related Flintlock Rifle." Caudill has a gun built by Daniel Boone Bryan, a nephew of Daniel Boone.
July 11: Paul Tierney, park naturalist at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, will speak on "Daniel Boone at Blue Licks."
Aug. 8: Fort Boonesborough's Fort Manager, Bill Farmer, will present "Boone - The Natural Man."
Sept. 5: Jessie Mains, 18th Century longhunter re-enactor will present, "Daniel Boone and the Longhunters."
All of these programs will be held behind the Fort at the half-face shelter, weather permitting. They will be inside the orientation block house in case of rain.
Fort Boonesborough is open to the public every day April 1 through Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.
For all the information on the season long celebration of Daniel Boone’s 275th birthday go to: www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org and click on the Boone icon. Or call the park at 859-527-3131.
Besides the reconstructed fort, the park also has a campground, swimming pool, hiking trails, the Kentucky River Museum, mini-golf, picnic shelters and a gift shop. Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond. From I-75, take exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 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 Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov