Fireside Chats Series –Each Saturday evening in February- Join us for “A Taste of the Frontier”, your evening meal, and then enjoy a first person historical character presentation. Taste of the Frontier served 5:30-6:15, Fireside Chat at 6:45. Admission is $15/person, $5/children under 12. Reservations required/limited seating. The 18th Century Tavern blockhouse will also be open prior to the chats, until about 6:30. If you would like to browse the tavern, please make time to come a few minutes early.
Great Siege of Boonesborough Guided Interpretive Walking Tours – May 3rd, 2014 Come along on a guided walking tour of the original fort site and significant locations relating to the Siege. Visit sycamore hollow, the area of the Indian camp, the springs, the location of the treaty ground and Sacred Elm, and others.
18th Century Court Days – Apr. 26, May 24, Come and discover what Kentucky’s early courts were like before statehood, while we were still a part of Virginia. Those who attend can even participate as officers of the court, or plaintiffs and defendants. Learn how law and order was established and maintained by our early settlers. These programs are free with regular fort admission.
Women on the Frontier – 4/26/2014 to 4/27/2014 – Find out lots of things about the life of a woman on the frontier during this two-day interpretive and interactive event. There will be demonstrations and hands-on learning of 18th century life skills and daily activities in the lives of women. On the frontier, women were frequently called upon to do many things we normally associate only with men. Learn about primitive cooking techniques, woods skills, choosing what to bring to the frontier, and more. This event is free with regular fort admission.
Spring Trade Days – 5/24/2014 to 5/25/2014 – Visit a social and business gathering of merchants, traders, artisans, Native Americans, militia members, longhunters, scouts, and other frontier characters. Listen to period music, visit camps, and shop for 18th century goods as you compare life today to 225 years ago. Go on a guided tour of the original fort site. See a weekend of 18th century history come to life! This event is free with regular paid admission to the fort.
Seven Years War/French and Indian War Encampment – 7/19/ 2014 to 7/20/2014 – This event is presented by The First Virginia Regiment of Foot – Hoggs Company, of the Seven Years War Battalion. See camps, drills, equipment and uniforms of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War. Meet and talk with members of the group to learn about this very important conflict in the history of our nation. Those who wish to register as participants should contact Adam Barnes at for registration information. You can also go on a guided tour of the original fort site. This event is free with regular fort admission.