Frontier Harvest Festival – 10/27/2018

The Frontier Harvest Festival

will be held on October 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park. This is a family-friendly event and there is no entrance fee.

Click here for the flyer.

Blockhouse Open on Weekends

The Wilderness Road Blockhouse at Natural Tunnel State Park is now open from 2-4 pm every Friday and Saturday. Interpreters will be available to provide demonstrations, talks on the Blockhouse and history of the area, and hands-on activities.


*Please note that several factors can affect the programming being offered and can therefor vary from week to week.

Frontier Muster and Trade Faire – THIS WEEKEND

This is a free, family-friendly event that depicts daily life on the frontier during the late 18th century. Parking fees will still apply and dogs must be kept on a leash.

For more information please call the Natural Tunnel State Park Office at 276-940-2674.


Frontier Muster and Trade Faire – April 28 & 29, 2018

Our annual Frontier Muster and Trade Faire will be held the last weekend in April, the 28 and 29. Please stay tuned for updates and information!


Old Christmas at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to frigid temperatures, we have decided to cancel the Old Christmas celebration.

Demonstrations at the Harvest Festival

Demonstrations at the Festival will include, but not be limited to, fire-starting, flax-processing, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, black-powder presentations, and frontier games. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Frontier Harvest Festival


The Frontier Harvest Festival at the Wilderness Road Blockhouse will be held next Saturday October 28 at Natural Tunnel State Park in Duffield, VA. Period-dressed reenactors will be providing various demonstrations from 1-5pm all across the grounds of the Blockhouse. This is a free event! Don’t miss out!

Warriors of AniKituhwa coming to Natural Tunnel State Park – May 20 at 7pm


The Warriors of AniKituhwa will be performing at the Natural Tunnel State Park Amphitheater on Saturday May 20 at 7pm. This is a free family-friendly event, but the $4 per car parking fee will still apply.

Schedule of Events for the Frontier Muster and Trade Faire

Saturday, April 29

10:00 a.m.            SAR Wreath Laying Ceremony

10:30 a.m.            The Scots-Irish in Revolutionary America (Visitor Center)

11:00 a.m.            Horseback Riders Headed for Kentucky (Blockhouse Area)

11:30 a.m.            Tory-Patriot Skirmish (Blockhouse Area)

1:00 p.m.              Slave Narrative: Jane’s Story (Dog Trot by Blacksmith Shop)

1:30 p.m.              Cherokee Language Workshop (Micah Swimmer)

2:30 p.m.              Kids Militia and Black Powder Demonstration

3:30 p.m.              Frontier Auction and Hilarity (Auction Tent)

5:00 p.m.              Hayride


Sunday, April 30

11:00 a.m.            Frontier Church service

12:30 p.m.            Finger Food and Light Refreshments

1:00 p.m. –

3:00 p.m.              Please enjoy visiting with our demonstrators and presenters


All Day/Both Days

Blockhouse historical tours, flax to linen processing, soap making, candle making, salt boiling, Colonial Period toys and games, blacksmithing, fire starting, hide tanning, powder horn making and scrimshaw techniques, food drying and preserving, sewing, and cord making. Frontier Music will be presented by the Washington County Fife and Drum Band, the Smith Brothers, and Jim Wolfe.


Important Notes to Our Visitors:

To our friends with pets: we need to remind you that pets must be restrained on a leash at all times and MUST NOT be led near or around any horses, as this could cause serious injuries should a horse become excitable!!! Pets are not allowed inside historical buildings or structures. Owners are expected to walk their pets far away from the historical viewing areas and to clean up after them in areas where visitors may be walking. Thank you.


The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association is not allowed by public health regulations to feed any visitors from the cook fires or cooking preparation areas. Only registered volunteers may eat this food. Hot dogs and other snacks will be available for our visitors from Park vendors in front of the Interpretive Center and Museum. Thank you.