Wednesday, 01 15, 2014
RICHMOND, Ky. – Fort Boonesborough State Park and the Fort Boonesborough Foundation will be holding a series of “Fireside Chats” with famous characters from Kentucky history beginning Feb. 1, 2014.
During each Saturday program, there will be a “Taste of Frontier Fare” from 5:30-6:15 p.m. The program begins at 6:45 p.m. at the 18th Century Tavern blockhouse. Below is a schedule of portrayals of Kentucky historical figures.
Feb. 1- Daniel Boone (Scott New)
Feb.8 - Pioneer doctor (Albert Roberts)
Feb. 15 – Simon Kenton (Mel Hankla)
Feb. 22 – Eva Lail (Bonnie Stassell)
Tickets are $15 for adults, and children 12 and under are $5 each. Reservations are required due to limited seating.
The 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. Call (859) 527-3131.
In addition to a reconstructed fort, the park also has a campground, swimming pool, hiking trails, the Kentucky River Museum, mini-golf, picnic shelters and a gift shop. Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond. From Interstate 75, take Exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov