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Fort Frederick State Park
Based on 32 traveler reviews
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.
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.
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