Fort Frederick State Park

11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool, MD 21711 Get Directions 
Phone: 301-842-2155


Western Maryland
Aerial view of Fort Frederick State Park
Photo Credit: Department of Natural Resources
Cornerstone of Maryland's frontier defense during the French and Indian War, the 250-year-old fort has been restored. Military re-enactments, living history programming on special event weekends.
Apr-Oct: 8am-sunset; Nov-Mar: 10am-sunset.
Admission/Tickets Required



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August 12, 2019
Pristine. Loved seeing the big pool, walking down to the Potomac River and the fort. Pretty meadows. Good for walking and learning about The fort including it’s history as a farm.
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June 8, 2019
Robert D
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...
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April 21, 2019
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...