Page one: Daniel Boone Homestead
Page two: Revolutionary War Encampment
Page three: The Battle
Page four: Heritage Day
Page Five:Water Rams.
Page Six: Daniel Boone's Birthday.
Page Seven" Colonial Christmas. Please visit all pages.
It is the birthplace of the celebrated frontiersman, born in 1734 to the parents of Squire and Sarah Boone. Daniel was the 6th child of 11. Little is known about Daniel's life in Berks County.
The Boone family moved to North Carolina due to the fact Squire Boone was asked to leave the Quaker faith for he allowed a son and a daughter to marry non-Quakers.
The homestead was sold to William Maugridge and expended the structure.
In the early 1770s, a Pennsylvania German farmer named John De Turk bought the land and build the present day structure.
Admissions, museum, and gift shop are housed here.
This building was move to the Boone Homestead in 1968.
The house was built in 1737 in the Oley Valley. It was moved to the Homestead in 1968.
It was water-powered and moved from the Oley Valley in 1972. It was built around 1810. The Boone Homestead is in the process of making it in working order.
Several members of the John and Samuel De Turk families are buried in this cemetery. The two stones indicate the graves of John and Samuel.
John De Turk owned the Boone House from 1770-1808 and Samuel built the farmhouse near the site entrance in 1812.
John De Turk Family.
J. D. Jan. 20, 1747-April 1808.
Elizabeth Bertolet De Turk(Dates Unknown), John's wife.
Daniel De Turk (Dates Unknown)
E. De Turk(Dates Unknown), died aged 31 days.
Abraham Bertolet De Turk, July 6-1778-Dec. 1819.
Elizabeth Beck De Turk.(Dates Unknown)Abraham's Wife.
Samuel De Turk Family.
Samuel De Turk. May 25-1750-Nov. 1815.