In celebration of Danielís 279th birthday, we invite you to the Daniel Boone Homestead for an afternoon of birthday festivities. Guided Boone House tours will be offered at quarter past the hour from noon -3p.m. Donít forget to check out some of the other buildings while youíre here as well including the blacksmith shop, barn, and smokehouse.
Following the tours, visitors are encouraged to head down to the Wayside Lodge at 2p.m., where they will meet Henry Miller of past and present. The present Henry Miller is a volunteer at the Daniel Boone Homestead and also a member of SOAP, or Spirit of the Airways Players. Henry Miller of the past was an apprentice to Squire Boone, Danielís father, and lived with the Boone family for about eight years. Henry has many stories to share that his ancestors passed on about the close and lasting friendship between Daniel Boone and Henry Miller. Please join us as our present day Henry Miller retells the tales of Daniel and Henryís early adventures.
Following the presentation, visitors are encouraged to share Danielís birthday cake and partake in some old-fashioned toys and games. Donít miss this chance to celebrate the famous frontiersmanís birthday at his childhood home!
FDBH members free, no other discounts apply. Please no dogs and no smoking. For more information, please call 610-582-4900 or visit our website at www.danielboonehomestead.org. The program is run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead.
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 funded by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, a local, non-profit organization. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact the Daniel Boone Homestead at 610-582-4900.