Join us as we have a chance to step back in time at theDaniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association.
The Blockhouse atNatural Tunnel State Park
The history in Virginia is mind-boggling. We are the home of presidents, vice presidents, the site of the first landing in the in the New World. Virginians were also responsible for much of the western movement.
The frontier history is a matter of pride to much of the Commonwealth, including Southwest Virginia. Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road is a point of interest throughout the region. Many events are held to honor this time period in history.
Join us as we step back in time to 1775
Daniel Boone and 30 ax men blazed a trail that allowed 300,000 settlers to pass through Southwest Virginia to get to the “promised land” of Kentucky. Watch this event come to life with period dressed re-enactors, weapons of the time period andsample food of the time, while trying your hand at breaking flax. During Saturday, there will be a SAR Wreath Placing Ceremony, a horse race, music, an auction, campfire, and storytelling. On Sunday, there will be a Frontier Worship Service open to the public along with a social.
Volunteers make history come to life
Saturday festivities will start at 10 a.m. Our day will end at 9 p.m. with a campfire and storytelling. Sunday’s activities will begin at 11 a.m. with a Frontier Worship Service and conclude with a Sunday Social at 3 p.m.
Seating and shade is limited, so please bring chairs and an umbrella if you like. Saturday only, there is $3 per car parking fee and admission is free. Seating is limited so don’t forget your lawn chairs.
For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.