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Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro

#83 of 232 in Historic Sites in Pennsylvania
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The Daniel Boone Homestead, the birthplace of American frontiersman Daniel Boone, is a museum and historic house that is administered by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead near Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is located on nearly 600 acres (2.4 km2) and is the largest site owned by the PHMC, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The staff at Daniel Boone Homestead interpret the lives of the three main families that lived at the Homestead: the Boones, the Maugridges and the DeTurks. The park is just off U.S. Route 422 north of Birdsboro in Exeter Township.
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  • Where was Daniel Boone born? North Carolina? Kentucky? No, he was born in 1734 at the Boone homestead in Pennsylvania about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia along the Schuylkill River. He moved...  more »
  • While the museum and visitor center are closed at this time due to Covid, my husband and I decided to go anyway. We were looking forward to going for a visit and it would be a great little day trip.....  more »
  • A beautiful, clean park. However, I was disappointed because you get the impression that you are looking at his home. Instead, it’s a house built on the foundation of the original house. So, when you go, understand you are looking at structures that may have been moved to the park OR structures of an era later than that of Boone, very nicely restored. Self guided tour will not allow you into some of the structures. The guided tour is suppose to allow you access. Because it is a Commonwealth park, there is a small fee for access to the park and a bit more will you to be guided on a 45” tour. Currently, if you are coming from US 422, do not follow Google Maps. When you come around the corner, there is a right turn lane to allow you to access to the park. There is ‘No Left Turn’ going northbound.
  • Cool place to see some historical stuff. The saw mill is really neat. They have events and everything fairly regularly, where certain things are reenacted or explained. I like the blacksmith demonstration, and sawmill demos. It's quite interesting to watch the sawmills water wheel. It's an overshot one, and moves fairly quickly.
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