Established as a frontier fort by Daniel Boone and his men in 1775, Fort Boonesborough played a crucial role in many of Kentucky's most significant historical events. Today, the site has been restored as a working fort, providing visitors a chance to get a taste of what life was like in Kentucky back in the day.
The reconstructed fort features cabins, blockhouses, and furnishings. Craft demonstrations and living historians are also on hand to complete the authentic experience. Entry to the fort and gift shop is $8 for adults, and the attraction is open from April 5 to October 31.
Once your thirst for history has been quenched, you can set about exploring the rest that Fort Boonesborough State Park has to offer. With its beautiful location on the banks of the Kentucky River, the park offers ample opportunities for boating and fishing. Playgrounds and mini golf are also available, as are a couple of hiking trails for anyone keen to go exploring on foot.
Best of all, Fort Boonesborough State Park campground welcomes guests of the four-legged variety. There are 163 electric sites on offer and pets are permitted to join you during your stay, but you'll need to make sure that you always stick to the rules and regulations surrounding canine visitors.
This means only taking your dog into areas of the park where pets are permitted, and never leaving your furry friend unattended. Pets must be kept on a leash of six feet or shorter at all times and you'll also have to dispose of their waste whenever necessary. Not only is this a simple way to show courtesy to other park users, but it'll also help ensure that beautiful parks like this one continue to welcome pets.
Fort Boonesborough State Park combines fascinating history with abundant opportunities for outdoor fun and relaxation, so why not check it out with your canine pal?