Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool

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#24 of 43 in Nature in Maryland
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  • September 25, 2017
    Described as "Through living history demonstrations discover the part Fort Frederick played during the French and Indian War, American Revolution and Civil War." Living so close to Ft McHenry in downt...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We really enjoyed the interaction with Matthew, Tim 1, Tim 2, and the young man showing the soldier barracks today. Each took time to field questions without pause and was knowledgeable in their area....  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    I have traveled past this area a hundred times in the past but never stopped by to visit this park. It is a well kept secret. There are many activities planned there throughout the Summer. The employe...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    A really cool stop on our road trip. It is $6 for non residents and $3 for in state residents, military, and seniors. Dogs are not allowed inside the fort. Bathrooms, picnic tables and gift shop are right across the road from the fort. Character actors are there to give you a tour. The kids get to dress up and sign their name in a book with a quill. The guides also did a gun demonstration which the kids loved.
  • July 11, 2017
    Enjoyed the visit. Visitor's center was well stocked, clean and nice bathrooms, a good playground and picnic area. Docking a star because it isn't that walkable within the park.
  • June 22, 2017
    If you you like history come here. Fort is beautifully made and designed. Comesee how the people lived. We have it easy. Brkng your children for history lesson.
  • July 9, 2017
    Hidden gem with insight into our colonial history. 60 yr in Maryland and I finally got there.
  • May 26, 2017
    Biking The Great Allegheny Trail and the C&O Tow Path. Stopped here for a picnic lunch. Nice spot for a picnic.

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