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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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...
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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...
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January 27, 2019
Kyle S
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...