Stand Where Daniel Boone Stood

  • Visit the many paths traveled by Daniel Boone in North Carolina.
  • Experience the landscape where he lived, hunted, married, and reared his young children during his 21 years in North Carolina.
  • Visit a replica of his cabin along Beaver Creek and one of his hunting cabins at Whippoorwill Village.
  • Visit the site of the fort where he and his neighbors sought protection during Cherokee attacks.
  • Walk among the ruins of the 1753 Moravian settlement where Boone took his ill brother, Israel, for medical care.
  • Go inside the cave along the Yadkin River where he reportedly lived and hid while fishing and hunting.
  • Examine the headstones of Daniel Boone's parents and brother in Joppa Cemetery.
  • Stand on the campus of Appalachian State University and gaze into the face of Daniel Boone, as given form in the most exquisite statue of the man anywhere in the world.
  • And, in between all of these sites across northwest North Carolina, visit a host of markers, monuments, and plaques erected over a century to commemorate the legendary life of Daniel Boone.

NC Daniel Boone Heritage Trail
Listed sites, monuments, and markers in each county.

Watauga County
Locations in Boone, NC
  • Boone and his dogs statue, River Street
  • Boone Monument, River Street
  • Hickory Ridge Living History Museum and Boone Native Gardens, 591 Horn in the West Drive
  • Boone Marker Watauga Courthouse, King Street
  • Boone mural inside the post office, King Street
  • Boone’s Trace Pullover Blue Ridge Parkway, near Milepost 285.1 This is believed to be one of the routes Boone traveled from the Yadkin Valley to the high country
  • Boone Trail Marker located on Main Street at Blowing Rock Museum
  • Zionville is a small community located in Watauga Co., along the North Carolina/Tennessee state line on Old US Highway 421. It is where the Old Buffalo Trail and Daniel Boone Trail intersect just before reaching Trade, TN

Davidson County, NC
  • Boone’s Cave Park
    3552 Boone’s Cave Road
    Lexington, NC
  • Arrowhead marker
  • Boone’s Ford on Yadkin River
  • Hand-cut Daniel Boone stone
  • Boone’s Cave
  • Walking trails, picnic, primitive camping, canoe access

Davie County, NC
  • NC Historical Highway Markers
  • Joppa Cemetery, NC Highway 601, north of downtown Mocksville
  • Tombs of Squire and Sarah Boone and Israel Boone
  • Bear Tract, US 64 west, Mocksville
  • Boone Marker at Courthouse
  • Boone Marker near the intersection of NC Highway 801 and Farmington Road, Farmington
  • Near Sugar Tree Creek Homesite