Department of Parks
Fort Boonesborough State Park Hosting Two Interpretive Weekends in July
RICHMOND, Ky. – Fort Boonesborough State Park near Richmond will host two special interpretive weekends during the month of July.
There will be a Seven Years War/French and Indian War Encampment the weekend of July 16-17. This event is presented by The First Virginia Regiment of Foot – Hoggs Company, of the Seven Years War Battalion.
Visitors will be able to see camps, drills, equipment and uniforms of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War, and meet and talk with members of the group to learn about this important conflict in the history of our nation. Those who wish to register as participants should contact Adam Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information. You can also go on a guided tour of the original fort site. This event is free with regular fort admission.
On July 23-24, the park will host a Living History Military Muster weekend. The program will include participation by members of Keller’s Company of the Illinois Regiment. See and visit the encampment of this group and settlers as well.
Watch as the unit drills and practices the arts of war on the frontier. Join up as a new recruit from the visiting public, and participate in a musket drill and marching. Hear and see the story of the defense of the frontier. You can also go on a guided tour of the original fort site. This event is free with regular fort admission.
For more information, call the park at 859-527-3131. The park features a reconstructed fort with cabins, blockhouses and interpreters dressed in 18th century clothing. There is an admission charged for the fort. There is also a 167-site campground, mini-golf, and hiking available at the park.