An Eighteenth-Century Experience
September 30, 2017 --- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission $7.00 Adults; $4.00 Children 5 to 15
Spinning, Weaving, Embroidery, Open Hearth Cooking, Bake Oven, Smokehouse, Blacksmith, Gun Builder,
Soap Making, Butter Making, Candle Dipping, Quill Pen Writing, Scrimshaw, Cooper, Carpenter,
Colonial Toys & Games, Flax Processing, Native American Culture, Militia
Sample Fresh Baked Bread & American Heritage Chocolates
Sawmill Demonstrations & Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Visit with Representatives from the Oley Valley Heritage Association & the Exeter Friends Meeting House
HELICOPTER RIDES OVER THE DANIEL BOONE HOMESTEAD
Ever want to take a helicopter ride over the Daniel Boone Homestead?
For an additional fee, Sky River Helicopters of Pittstown, NJ, will be
in the hay field, on the left as you enter the Homestead, and will take
you on a flight over the Homestead and part of lower Oley Township.
You will be able to see where Daniel Boone wandered as a young boy.
Rides are only $40.00 per person and up to 3 people an go each time.
What a great opportunity!!
The Daniel Boone Homestead (DBH) is a historical site in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania that tells the story of Daniel Boone’s youth in Pennsylvania’s Oley Valley and illuminates the daily lives of the region’s 18th-century settlers through the eyes of the Boone, Maugridge and DeTurk families who occupied the site.
The Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead
(FDBH) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization
and an approved Educational Improvement
Organization for EITC tax credits.
Historic operations and events are run by FDBH which was incorporated in 1989 and whose mission is to interpret the life of Daniel Boone; the experiences of the Maugridge and DeTurk families’; and the settlement, development, and culture of the Oley Valley in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century and to provide recreational and educational opportunities to Pennsylvania and its visitors.
In 2015, the FDBH were approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under the Education Incentive Tax Credit. Approved programs include History Day Camp, Junior History Workshops, and our Hands-On History Days. Check out our Calendar Page or our Parents & Teachers Page for more information about these programs!
Watch our Introductory Site Video to learn
more about the Homestead!
Support the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead by donating your time or making a financial contribution to help the site continue offering superior educational programming and special events to visitors of all ages, as well as managing the site's rental facilities. This is only possible through the generous contributions of our members, donors, and volunteers!
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Want to join us in preserving our heritage and
educating the public?
Become a Friends Member!
As a Friend, your membership fees and ideas provide crucial support for the site's operations - form special events to historical research. Help us to make the DBH a historical site of even greater educational, public, and historical importance!
Who was Daniel Boone?
An explorer? A frontiersman? A politician? A soldier?
Daniel Boone was much more than the man who settled Kentucky, but his settlement and continued opening of the frontier is considered his greatest achievement. His pioneering efforts and explorer-spirit made him a legend in his own time. Boone served in the Virginia Legislature, the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution. He was the father of ten children, a blacksmith and wagoneer, and operated a tavern.
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Tuesday , 10-4
Saturday, 10 -4
(Please note that the gates to the park close at 4 pm. on weekends)
Adults - $7.00
Seniors/AAA Members - $6.00
Children 15 & Under - $4.00
Upcoming Events at a Glance
September 30 - 10:00 - 4:00
October 21, 2017
Trick or Treat at Homestead
October 28 - 10:00 - 4:00
Program at 1:00 pm, Cake to follow
Fall Lecture Series
November 5 - 2:00 pm
"Edward, Elizabeth and their World" Daniel Boone's maternal grandparents & Welsh Quakers
Presented by: Tim Metz, Ex. Dir.
Morgan Log House
November 19 - 2:00 pm
December 8 & 9 -- 4 - 9 pm