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Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 60 reviews on the web
Fort Frederick State Park is located in Big Pool. Add Fort Frederick State Park to your Big Pool travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Big Pool vacation route planner.
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  • I rode the GAP and C&O Canal trails this spring. While there were many pleasant experiences, this was one of the biggest (and most pleasant) surprises. I rode in late in the afternoon and had the plac...  read more »
  • We enjoyed seeing a bit of history. Kept things original. Staff dressed in 1800 clothes. Must see. Great for school age and family event. 
  • This fort saw a lot of history! It was very interesting. We were lucky because they were expecting a bus tour so we could see all of the exhibits. It is definitely worth seeing! 
  • We pulled off I70 looking for a place to have our picnic lunch and are so glad we ended up here. $5 day use fee. Lovely picnic area past the fort. The fort itself is fully renovated with impressive stone walls (most forts had wooden stockades). The barrack buildings have been carefully set out to represent the typical spaces. Staffed by docents in period costume, Fort Frederick State Park exceeded our expectations.
  • Learned a lot visiting here. Knowledgeable interpreters and the interpretive text was very informative. Was a great little stop and nice park. Learned a lot!
  • Staff was kind and helpful, area was clean and well kept. The staff dressed in time period clothing were very helpful and explained everything really well. Even shot off the gun for us twice!
  • What a great place to visit and learn about the civil war behind the fighting.
  • Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Virtually all exhibits were staffed for visitors to ask questions and watch live demonstrations.
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