How are you spending your summer? I mean, outside of your vacation plans--among other things--how are you spending the next seven months? If you are not anchored to anything hard and fast, you could find yourself stepping back into Kentucky's past and guiding others through unique experiences.

Fort Boonesborough -- Living History in 2024

Native Kentuckians might feel as if Daniel Boone--arguably the second-most famous human who ever lived in Kentucky; Abe Lincoln would get the nod for top dog in this scenario--is a de facto part of their DNA. And why not?

Fort Boonesborough State Park is an important piece of the Commonwealth's history, of course, and its culture. And the fort itself is a working fort with furnished cabins and blockhouses. As the site of Kentucky's second settlement, the fort and the park are eager to educate as well as offer a great time for visitors.

How You Can Be a Living Historian at Fort Boonesborough

Well now, you can be a part of the "pioneering" team at Fort Boonesborough State Park. In fact, the park is looking for folks, perhaps like you, who are ready to work as living historians and and become, well, "pioneers."

If you're interested, and you're at least 18 years old, save that number and that email address and good luck.

Fort Boonesborough Is Always a Prime Destination for a Fun Getaway

But maybe that sort of endeavor isn't feasible for you in 2024. Fort Boonesborough State Park is still a great location for a fun getaway. In addition to touring the original fort site, there's a huge RV and tent campground, a gift shop full of handmade pioneer items, boating, bird watching, fishing, and hiking. It's always a win-win.

And now, I'm ready to go. Of course, I can't until April 3rd, when the fort opens for the season, but should I get there sometime this summer, maybe you'll be the one showing me around.

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