Department of Parks
Siege Of Boonesborough Reenactment Will Be Sept. 23
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A reenactment of the Siege of Boonesborough will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Fort Boonesborough State Park near Richmond.
The ten-day siege took place in September 1778 when Chief Blackfish’s Shawnee warriors, and a detachment of French Canadians under British command, attacked the pioneer settlement along the Kentucky River. Although Booonesborough had only 60 men, and a small number of women and children, their ability to hold off the attack was pivotal to the success of the American cause on the western frontier during the Revolutionary War.
The reenactment will take place at on Saturday. There will be other living history presentations including settlers’ camps, a Native American village, merchants, traders, food and music during the weekend on Sept. 23-24.
For more information, call the park at 859-527-3131. The park features a reconstructed fort with cabins, blockhouses and furnishings. There is an admission charged for the fort. There is also a 167-site campground, mini-golf, and hiking available at the park.
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 Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov