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October 16, 2012

Fort Frederick Hosts Ghost Walk

by Martha

Who: Open to the Public

When: Saturday, October 20, Tours run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool

Cost: $5 per person. Ages 5 and younger are free.

Contact: 301-842-2155

Costumed guides will lead visitors on a haunted tour of the park grounds and fort, where they will encounter ghostly characters and tales of war, torture and imprisonment. Reenactors will also depict scenes from the fort’s past, including the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the American Civil War.

Attendees should dress appropriately for the weather, sturdy boots or sneakers are recommended, as the terrain can be rugged and/or muddy. In the case of inclement weather call the park to see whether or not the event has been canceled. 

Clear Spring Lions Club will be selling hot dogs and snacks outside of the Visitor Center. Complimentary light refreshments will be served at the end of the tour, at the Civilian Conservation Corp museum. Captain Wort’s Trading Post will also be open for the purchase of park souvenirs and munchies.

The event is co-sponsored by the Clear Spring Lions Club, Fort Frederick State Park, and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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