Welcome to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation Website

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Authentic Powder Horn Donated to
Fort Boonesborough Foundation


Keith Crawford and his wife Angela donated the above powder horn to The Fort Boonesborough Foundation during the June “Gathering of Descendants” Event. The original powder horn will remain on permanent display at the Fort. Special thanks to the Crawford’s for this incredible donation. To see more photos and learn the story of the horn click here.

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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.

Learn More and Purchase Online

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.

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Also Available in the Online Store

The Fort Boonesborough Foundation is pleased to add a DVD entitled The 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough. Telling the story of the great Siege the film was produced by Graphic Enterprises/Pioneer Times in 2008 and shot live at The Fort Boonesborough Siege Re-Enactment. It also includes a section from Fort Manager Bill Farmer about the historic significance of The Siege. A portion of the proceeds to support the Foundations mission.

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The Fort Boonesborough Foundation was a proud sponsor of
“A Gathering of Descendants”

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Volunteers from The Fort Boonesborough Foundation had a busy two days at the Gathering of Descendants June 13 & 14, 2015. The event was designed to bring families into the fort to discover more genealogical information about ancestors who settled in the land surrounding the 18th century fort.  The Foundation sold concessions, commemorative T-Shirts and tote bags with the event logo in addition to the books and DVD’s currently being sold as fund raising items for the foundation. Raffle tickets for the 2015 Giveaway of an 18th Century Rifle with bag, horn and strap were also a hot item for visitors. 

Orders for these descendants  items are still  being accepted while supplies last.  Click Here.

The Foundation’s other fundraising items of books, DVD’s and tickets for the annual rifle giveway can also be ordered here on the website.

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All fund raising items sold by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation support Fort Boonesborough State Park. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization.

New Signs

New Park Signs

Visitors to the park will begin to notice new signs being installed on the grounds. Signs were purchased in part with funds from the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

“Of all the foundation’s contributions to the park over the years, these signs will have a really longterm and lasting impression on visitors to the park, “ said Foundation Member Elizabeth Chalfant.

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