Fireside Chats During February at Fort Boonesborough

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. 6, 2016.


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. 6

Undressing the Historical Lady with Maggie Waterman Roberts. Join Roberts as she explains the many layers of an 18th century woman’s wardrobe.


Feb. 13 

Daniel Boone – The famous pioneer portrayed by Kevin Hardesty. A Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua performance.


Feb. 20

George Rogers Clark - Revolutionary War hero portrayed by Mel Hankla – A Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua performance.


Feb. 27

Frontier Surveyor – Portrayed by David VanMeter. Surveyor for the Ohio Company of Virginia, a presentation about surveying in early Kentucky.


Tickets are $15 for adults, and children under 12 are $5 each. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

The gift shop will also be open.  If you would like to browse, please make time to come a few minutes early.  Call 859-527-3131. Visit fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org for more information.

In addition to a reconstructed fort, the park also has a campground, 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

Contact: Rob Minerich,




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