2019 Spring Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough
Join us for Spring Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough on May 25-26, 2019 at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond, Kentucky. Each Memorial Day Weekend, visitors to Spring Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough can step back in time for a weekend as they watch and visit with 18th century merchants and traders in period clothing set up shops in the cabins and blockhouses of the fort. All items for sale are typical of items available in the 18th century. The Fort opens at 9:00 am each day. This is a great opportunity to do your 18th century holiday gift shopping! There is no admission charge for this event.
Spring Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough
Spring Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough, like other events at the fort, are sponsored by The Fort Boonesborough Foundation. The 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.
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.
Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Rd.
Richmond, Ky. 40475
For more information about 1778 Siege of Fort Boonesborough Reenactment: Phone 859-527-3131 ext 216 or email Fort Manager email@example.com
Mark your calendar so you don’t miss the next Spring Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond, Kentucky on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
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