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Trip Advisor 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!



Trip Advisor the only stone fort from the French and Indian War
Jul 02, 2014 by: Elias David B from 
This is a small scenic fort. I like to visit every September when they fire the cannons. Don't bring anyone with Asthma or COPD. The black powder makes alot of smoke.



Trip Advisor Great Place to Get in Touch With History
May 20, 2014 by: ErnTrekker from PA
We usually visit on the weekends during the encampments/reenactments held around the fort & thoroughly enjoy visiting the grounds. The old barracks inside the fort contain history displays as well as rooms outfitted as they would have been during the 18th Century. We also usually walk down to see the Potomac River (about a 1/2 mile south of the fort) - a nice scenic walk along a mostly paved road. There is also a small gift shop/general store near the fort & a small but nice visitor center. Fort Frederick is a great place to bring the family!



Trip Advisor Awesome history experience
Jan 01, 2014 by: Heather N from Conneaut, Ohio
This is an amazing point of interest for anyone of any age interested in American history. There is a stonewalled fort with reconstructed barracks that you can explore. The barracks are furnished as they would have been during different time periods. They even have period clothes for kids to dress up in. There are volunteers dressed in period clothing available to answer your questions and give historical information. They also showed how to make bullets and how to shoot a period gun. Our 10 year old son loved this stop as much as we did!



Trip Advisor A Place for Living History
Oct 30, 2013 by: Sabrina R from Baltimore, Maryland
I have visited Fort Frederick on several occasions for their living history events. The fort itself is a great place to take pictures or just to walk around. There are so many opportunities during the year to see encampments of different reenactor groups from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. There is always something to see and learn at these events. I've had some marvelous conversations and taken lots of great pictures with the people there. The $3 fee per car is a real value.


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