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Take a Walk Through Time...
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.
Historic operations and events are run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead (FDBH), a 501(c)3 volunteer organization incorporated in 1989. The mission of the FDBH 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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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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Upcoming Events at a Glance
10/17 - Heritage Day
10/23 -24 - Haunted Homestead Tours
10/25 - Halloween at the Homestead
11/1 - Boone Birthday
11/8 & 15 - Fall Lecture Series
12/6 - A Homestead Christmas
12/11 - Here Comes Santa Claus!
1/17 - Fireside Tales
2/21 - Fireside Tales
3/6 - Women's History Lecture
3/13 - Charter Day Open House
3/20 - Pennsylvania German Easter
4/9 - Boone's Beerfest
4/24 - Children's Day Sheep & Wool Program