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State park to commemorate Siege of Boonesborough

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Fort Boonesborough State Park is hosting the annual 1778 Siege of Boonesborough weekend.

The events beginning on Saturday will include battle re-enactments and a "night battle" at dusk on Saturday.

Organizers say visitors can spend the weekend learning about 18th-century life in Kentucky at the central Kentucky park.

The weekend commemorates the 1778 attack on the fort during the Revolutionary War. The fort's settlers refused to surrender and the attackers eventually left.

In addition to the reconstructed fort, the park also has a campground, the Kentucky River Museum and a gift shop.

This event is free with regular admission of $8 for adults and $5 for children.

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