Fort Boonesborough to Offer Fireside Chats During the Month of February

RICHMOND, Ky. – (Jan. 27, 2020) – In collaboration with the Fort Boonesborough Foundation, Fort Boonesborough State Park will host a series of “Fireside Chats” featuring famous characters from Kentucky history.

Beginning on Feb. 8, 2020, Fort Boonesborough State Park will offer a “Taste of Frontier Fare” from 5:30-6:15 p.m. followed by the historical program at 6:45 p.m.

  • Feb. 8, 2020: Daniel Boone, Kentucky explorer and pioneer, portrayed by Kevin Hardesty.
  • Feb. 15, 2020: Col. John Holder, early pioneer, portrayed by David Trimble.
  • Feb. 22, 2020: Daniel Trabue, early Kentucky pioneer who kept a journal of his life, presented by Richard Phelps
  • Feb. 29, 2020: Maggie Delaney, indentured servant, portrayed by Carol Jarboe.

Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for children under 12. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 859-527-3131 to reserve your seat today. All proceeds for the events will go towards the benefit of the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

In addition to a reconstructed fort, Fort Boonesborough State Park offers visitors with access to a campground, hiking trails, mini-golf, picnic shelters and gift shop. For more information, visit

Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond. From Interstate 75, take Exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627.



Photo Cutline: Carol Jarboe as Maggie Delaney

Contact: Jack Winburn