Welcome to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation Website


New Book Sold by
Fort Boonesborough Foundation

Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky's most historic places and, although seldom mentioned in popular accounts, women were present from the very beginning. This work includes women whose presence at the fort can be reasonably documented by historical evidence. The time period was limited to the years between 1774, when the fort was established, and 1784, when the threat of Indian attacks had subsided and the fort's stockade walls were taken down.

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2014 Raffle concludes at Siege on September 28

raffle winner

The winner of the 2014 raffle items was Michael Thompson of Lexington, KY. Thompson bought his ticket at the 2014 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival in Winchester, KY. The winning ticket was sold by foundation member Randy Whisman.

Raffle items 2014

Record Sales at
Siege 2014

Members of the Foundation kept extremely busy at their concession booth at Fort Boonesborough during the 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough.

Burgers and hot dogs on the new grill kept the crowd fed, along with snacks drinks and bottled water. But many hands made light work and laughter and fun highlighted the weekend.

Proceeds from all of the Foundation’s fundraising projects go toward programming at the fort.

Volunteers are always needed and membership is open. Applications available here on the website. For more information contact info@fortboonesbouroughfoundation.org or speak with a foundation member at the next event.


Foundation Sponsors Women on the Frontier and The Eva Lail Chat


Visitors to the Fort for the Eva Lail performance joined in a feast of Frontier Fare. Bonnie Strassell then took the stage as Eva Lail a frontier woman who survived the 1780 Attack on Ruddle’s Station and was subsequently marched along with 400 others to the British stronghold at Detroit. Click here to see photos and a video clip of the performance.

Now Available For Sale Online - William Calk’s Journal of a Trip to Boonesborough in 1775. Edited By Harry Enoch with all proceeds supporting the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.


About the Foundation

The Fort Boonesborough Foundation is made up of a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to sustain, foster, and promote quality programming at Fort Boonesborough State Park and Boone's Station Historic Site.

We sponsor such events as The Fireside Chats, Women on the Frontier, An 18th Century Christmas and November school days. We sell concessions at special events at the park and manage parking for Halloween. The Fort Boonesborough Foundation has been in existence for over 10 years and is the oldest of all of the groups who help promote and sponsor Kentucky’s State Parks.


Fort Boonesborough Foundation, Inc.
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, Kentucky 40475


Also visit www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org

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Fort Boonesborough drawing used with permission of the artist, Robert A. Powell