Daniel Boone Cabin

Daniel Boone (1734-1820), was an American frontiersman, explorer, and pioneer who is famous for his work in establishing the settlement of Kentucky.

What may be lesser known about this cultural icon is that he spent a quarter of his life - 21 years - in North Carolina.

The Daniel Boone Heritage Trail in North Carolina has one simple goal: we aim to celebrate the life, journeys, and cultural heritage of this legendary frontiersman.

We work hard and with heart to increase awareness of Daniel Boone's role in American history, both pertaining to his life and activities while living in North Carolina, from 1751-1773. We do this through educational and historical interpretation, while also promoting heritage and cultural tourism.

The NC Trails excursions will provide you with historical data about Boone, imparting specific information unique to this great frontiersman, and what life was like in his time. Beyond that, it allows you to share the sounds of the native trees rustling, the sticks snapping beneath your feet, the sight of the rippling river he was so accustomed to, and the feeling of truly being in the places this man called home for so many years.

This is much more than just a trip to another museum.

Check out the Trail Map for more details.

Become a Member

The North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, Inc., invites you to join us in preserving his story, promoting the history of his era, and sharing both his legacy and heritage.

By becoming a member, you can support our efforts to tell Daniel Boone’s tale to generations to come. Our specialty is connecting visitors with the vibrant, bold, adventure-filled landscape in which Daniel Boone lived.

North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, Inc., is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, incorporated in 2011. Donations are tax-deductible within the extent of IRS laws.