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2019 18th Century Christmas at Fort Boonesborough

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Celebrate an 18th Century Christmas at Fort Boonesborough on December 6-7, 2019 at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond, Kentucky. Visit the Fort to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. During the 18th Century Christmas at Fort Boonesboro the Fort will be lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of the time.

There will be Living History interpretations of the traditions of various ethnic groups and nationalities during the season. Candle lanterns, bonfires, the Christmas Guns, food and refreshments, music and dance, will all add to the atmosphere. Refreshments are included! 18th Century Christmas at Fort Boonesborough is a special program sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

Hours
Saturday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
SundayL: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Admission: Adult/ $8.00; Child (6-12) /$5.00; under 6- free

Location
Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Rd.
Richmond, Ky. 40475

For more information about 18th Century Christmas at Fort Boonesborough:
Phone 859-527-3131 ext 216 or email Fort Manager bill.farmer@ky.gov

About Fort Boonesborough
Richard Henderson, founder of the Transylvania Company in 1775, chose Daniel Boone to head a party of 31 axe men to clear a path through the Cumberland Gap that would run from Long Island of the Holston River, Tennessee, to Otter Creek of the Kentucky River. Blazing the trail presented extraordinary difficulties – the route through the wilderness was a hunter’s trace that was too narrow for a wagon. The task was to combine The task was to combine many trails into one continuous route by clearing underbrush and overhanging foliage. When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to establish Kentucky?s second settlement–the site still known as Fort Boonesborough.

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss the next 18th Century Christmas at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond, Kentucky on the second weekend of December.

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