2019 Winter Trade Days at Fort Boonesboro
Join us for Winter Trade Days at Fort Boonesboro on November 23-24, 2019 at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Richmond, Kentucky. Visitors to Winter Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough can step back in time for a weekend as they watch and visit with 18th century merchants and traders dressed 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. Winter Trade Days is a great opportunity to do your 18th century holiday gift shopping (especially helpful for your historical reenactor friends)! There is no admission charge for this event.
Winter Trade Days at Fort Boonesboro
Winter 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 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 Boonesboroughugh.
Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesborough Rd.
Richmond, Ky. 40475
For more information about Winter Trade Days at Fort Boonesboro: Phone 859-527-3131 ext 216 or email Fort Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendar so you don’t miss the next Winter Trade Days at Fort Boonesborough at Fort Boonesboroughugh State Park in Richmond, Kentucky in November.
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