Join us for the 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough Reenactment on September 28-29, 2019 at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond, Kentucky. Visitors to the 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough Reenactment have the opportunity to step back in time for a weekend as they observe what life was like for settlers living in the region in 1778.
Boonesborough is considered one of the first pioneer settlements in the commonwealth and the Boonesborough State Park has been doing historically-correct re-enactments at the fort since 2000.
The fort will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event is free with regular fort admission, which is $8 per adult, $5 per child 6-12 and free for children 6 and younger.
Battle re-enactments will happen at 2 p.m. both days of the 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough Reenactment, with an additional night battle Saturday at dusk. Come early and spend the day at the 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough Reenactment learning about 18th-century life in Kentucky. See a Living History Event including militia and settlers’ camps, Native American Village, merchants, traders, food, music and more. Visit the Museum Store and 18th century Transylvania Store. This event is free with regular paid admission to the fort.
Parking for the event will be available in front of the fort with additional overflow parking nearby. Trolley service will be available to bring people to and from the fort. Additionally, a half-mile walking trail connects the lot with the fort.
The Fort Boonesborough Foundation will sell lunch both days.
If you go
Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Rd.
Richmond, Ky. 40475
For more information about the 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough Reenactment call 859-527-3131 ext 216 or email Bill Farmer, Fort Manager at [email protected]