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Fort Frederick State Park
Based on 33 traveler reviews
A road trip for any season.
Nov 03, 2014 by: mugglesmom from Greenbelt, Maryland
We started out in Greenbelt MD, on to the beltway then 270. Slowly the tree's color began to change, as well as the backdrop. Beautiful autumn colors and fields as far as the eye could see. Great conversations peppered with history lessons. Than off the exit that read Big Pool, MD. Down a windy lane a quick right into history. A Fort , A fort that protected the colonies from the French and Indians. Costumed re en actors more than eager to explain all aspects of the fort and daily life. When one of the "soldier's" ask if the group would like a lesson in using a musket we all called out "yes please!!!" Fort Frederick is small but what a wonderful piece of history. A family of four that meandered along with us brought a picnic and played football outside the walls of that fort. After you are done try theTowne of Fredrick for just browsing or food. '
Oct 23, 2014 by: laser20814 from Bethesda, Maryland
This fort, fully rebuilt and restored, goes back to colonial times, prior to the American Revolution. George Washington passed through as a British officer. This fort was at one time on the frontier. It is a charming state park that is easily accessed from I 70 by car, by boat on the Potomac River or by foot from the C&O Canal National Park. It provides an excellent look at colonial life. Also many recreatioonal activities are available at the state and national parks. Beautiful any time of the year.
Fort Frederick is a cool glimpse into history
Oct 19, 2014 by: Killingtime1 from
We have cycled to Fort Frederick many times from nearby Western Maryland Rail Trail. Really exciting to see how people lived in colonel time. Very enjoyable side trip!
Living History, Peaceful Setting
Aug 19, 2014 by: BlueBlueSea from Maryland
It's hard to believe when visiting Ft. Frederick that this was a military installation that saw action in the Revolutionary, as well as Civil Wars. The setting is so peaceful and calm that a zen spirit rules the area. In the Summer months, you will be lucky to see docents in period dress that can give you plenty of the history of the place. A short hike away is the C n O Canal and Big Pool.
Worth a stop
Aug 10, 2014 by: Jan F from Exton, Pennsylvania
The exhibits inside the fort and been thoughtfully created to show what life in the fort would have been like. In addition the fort is staffed by guides in period costume who do a great job of bringing it to life - so much more interesting than reading sign-boards.
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