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Fort Frederick State Park
Based on 30 traveler reviews
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.
Excellent and a bargain
Aug 03, 2014 by: singlemomoftwins from Lindenhurst, New York
Visited on a Friday and the biggest surprise was how empty it was. Admission was $6 for an out of state car load! Inside the spectacular fort are 2 recreated buildings. There were several costumed guides who explained what life was like in the fort during colonial days. From the fort you can walk to the canal. There is a small nature museum (more of a shed where small children can explore exhibits). There is a camp store and souvenir shop that was closed for lunch while we were there. I would have loved to visit while an event or an encampment was occurring but even without, it was a pleasant visit.
very interesting place
Jul 29, 2014 by: John P from Fairfax, Virginia
We enjoyed visiting one of the last remaining stone forts constructed during the French and Indian war in this country.
Don't miss this gem!
Jul 12, 2014 by: WorldTravellerMan from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Magnificent Fort Frederick is located within walking distance of the historic C&O Canal and the beautiful Potomac River, about 25 minutes to the east of Hagerstown, MD using Rte. 70. We visited the historic Fort on July 4th, 2014 to celebrate our nation's birthday and to enjoy the incredibly cool weather for early July in Maryland. The park's scenery was serene, the staff were warm and welcoming, and the re-enactments were educational and entertaining. This is a wonderful place for anyone to learn more about America's history while also enjoying a splendid hike along the historic canal or on one of the many scenic trails in the park. The park is seldom crowded because of its remote location. Parking is plentiful even on busier weekends. Remember to brink beverages and insect repellant in the warm weather. Very highly recommended for families, hikers or history buffs!
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