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Fireside chats return to Fort Boonesborough

Daniel Boone as portrayed by Scott New
Daniel Boone as portrayed by Scott NewKentucky Humanities Council

Fort Boonesborough State Park, near Richmond, will hold a series of Fireside Chats with historic figures from Kentucky on Saturdays in February.

Scott New kicks off this event with his portrayal of Daniel Boone on February 1. On February 8, Albert Roberts will present his interpretation of a pioneer doctor. Simon Kenton will be portrayed by Mel Hankla on February 15. The series concludes on February 22 with Bonnie Strassell’s interpretation of Eva Lail.

Evening programs begin at 6:45 p.m. at the 18th Century Tavern blockhouse. Prior to programs, there will be a “Taste of Frontier Fare” from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required as seating is limited.

For more information or to make a reservation for any or all of the Fireside Chats, call (859) 527-3131.

When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to establish Kentucky’s second settlement. That spot is still known today as Fort Boonesborough. The park is home to a reconstructed, working fort complete with cabins, blockhouses, and furnishings. Resident artisans perform craft demonstrations and give visitors a true sense of what life was like for pioneers in Kentucky.

Other facilities at Fort Boonesborough State Park include a museum, a gift shop with an outstanding selection of Kentucky crafts, and hiking trails. In warmer months, visitors can enjoy the swimming pool with water slide, rain tree and mist fountain, and miniature golf.

Fort Boonesborough is an easy trip 90 mile from Metro Louisville. Consult Google Maps for detailed directions from either I-75 or I-64.

Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, KY 40475
Telephone: (859) 527-3131