Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool

#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 »
  • Amazing historical site ... Great for multiple visits throughout each season ... Love the Market Faire ... Blend of different historical periods ... Wicked tours especially during the Halloween season ...
  • I love old forts, and this is a great place to learn about the role of Maryland in America's colonial history. I attended the recent French and Indian War Muster and really enjoyed the battle reenactment. The people who work there are very friendly and knowledgeable, from the park officials, to the reenactors, to the sweet old man working in the nature center.
  • Nice place to walk around for the day. You can bring animals however they aren't allowed inside the fort, or any buildings besides the one where you buy your ticket. The gift shop has nice little selection of the history to the fort along with some random gift type items.
  • 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.
  • It is always a good time to learn history. This park always have something going on.

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