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Such A Unique Historical Site From Before We Were A Country

Ft. Frederick State Park in Big Pool, MD (off of Rt. 70 near Hagerstown) is a UNIQUE experience... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2019
Robert D
Damascus, Maryland
What a gem!

Our family stopped at Fort Frederick to stretch our legs during our road trip. It’s only a mile off... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2019
Vienna, Virginia
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11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool, MD 21711-1313
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Birdguy
Reviewed April 13, 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Smythe5
Reviewed January 27, 2019

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. The 558...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kyle S
Reviewed January 15, 2019

my children love it. so much to learn and take in. they love the Market fair and re-enactments. so much history in our own back yard,

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jss697
Reviewed August 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fairville
Reviewed July 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 6, 2017|
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Response from leannes927 | Reviewed this property |
There is a river but when we visited it was fast flowing. Not sure it would be really safe.
Barbara R
April 16, 2016|
Response from Jake H | Reviewed this property |
out side Fort yes. inside Fort and building No.