Daniel Boone Homestead celebrating fall with annual Heritage Day event

The Daniel Boone Homestead Associates are excited to celebrate the arrival of fall with the return of the Homestead’s annual Heritage Day event. This living history event features a variety of eighteenth-century demonstrations, trades, and hands-on activities.

These include blacksmithing, gunbuilding, leatherworking, hearth cooking, sawmill operation, and much more. The event will also feature a limited number of craft and specialty food vendors as well as fall activities for children.

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In the Boone House, volunteers will be cooking a hearty meal over the hearth. Visitors can also tour all the first-floor rooms of the Boone House including the spring cellar and learn about the three families who lived there during the 18th and early-19th centuries.

Throughout the historic area, visitors can learn about the detailed work of leatherworking, the hot trade of blacksmithing, and the skillful work of a gun builder. Visitors will have the unique opportunities to tour the three-room Bertolet Log House and see the Bertolet Sawmill in action. Children and adults will be able to participate in various hands-on activities including quill pen writing and eighteenth-century toys and games.

The event will be held Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 12:00-4:00pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults, Seniors (65+) $8, and Youth (6-17) $5. Children 5 and under and DBHA members are free. No pets and no smoking.

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The Daniel Boone Homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the eighteenth century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside.

The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of Rt. 422 near Baumstown. The Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and daily historic operations are run by the Daniel Boone Homestead Associates, a local, nonprofit organization.

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