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Ft. Frederick State Park in Big Pool, MD (off of Rt. 70 near Hagerstown) is a UNIQUE experience, visiting an old Star-shaped fortress that is from back in the days of the French & Indian Wars...WoW!
You can tour the fort itself (guided or self-tour),...More
Our family stopped at Fort Frederick to stretch our legs during our road trip. It’s only a mile off the highway, so easy access. I expected to tour an empty fort, but it was staffed with friendly and knowledgeable employees who made history come alive...More
We are amazed that we had never heard of this fort prior to our recent trip to Maryland. The back story of the fort's history in three wars and ownership over the years is very fascinating. The restoration of the stone walls and barracks are...More
We weren't sure what this had to offer. Stopped into the information center and can't wait to return again. The people there know so much about the Fort and the entire area. we asked about the canal area and walking trails. They gave us all...More
The stone fort was built in 17756 to protect the colonists from the French and Indians. It was also used as a prison fro British soldiers in the American Revolution. The volunteers are great and very informative. There also is a CCC Museum.
It was a cold and wiindy day when we visited, so we pretty much had the fort to ourselves. It was a great tour. The costumed interpreters were friendly and informative. The displays were done well. I also want to mention the park staff at...More
Honestly I didn't expect much when I decided to go, but was really pleasantly surprised.Fort Frederick was built by the colony of Maryland in 1756 to protect the western frontier during the French and Indian War. The fort has been rebuilt and the volunteer re-enacters...More
We visited to hear about the French & Indian War & see items & places associated w/ it. We were not disappointed. People dressed in period costumes explained the history of the site. We also learned a lot in the armory. The rifle demonstration was...More
We were just there on a day when there were people dressed up in colonial costumes and musket demonstrations. They were enthusiastic and happy to explain the history of the place. The site had a lot of history and character and is well worth a...More