Department of Parks
Siege of Boonesborough Reeanctment Set for Sept. 24-25
RICHMOND, Ky. – Fort Boonesborough State Park will host its annual “1778 Siege of Boonesborough” weekend Sept. 24-25, 2011.
Events will include a battle reenactment on both days and a special night battle Saturday at dusk.
Arrive early and spend the day learning about 18th century life in Kentucky. See militia and settlers camps, 18th century cannon-firing demonstrations, Native American village, merchants, traders, food, and more. Visit the Museum Store and 18th century Transylvania Store. This event is free with regular fort admission.
In addition to the 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 I-75, take exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627. For more information, call 859-527-3131.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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 http://www.parks.ky.gov