Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool

4.5
#24 of 43 in Nature in Maryland
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hidden gem with insight into our colonial history. 60 yr in Maryland and I finally got there.
  • 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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