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June 18, 2013

Fort Frederick to Host French and Indian War Reenactments

by Martha

warWho: Open to the Public

When: June 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Md. residents: $3 car; Non-residents: $5 car

Contact: 301-842-2155

Visitors will take a journey back in time to the 18th century with Joshua Beall’s Company of the Maryland Forces and a volunteer cannon crew. Reenactors will bring the fort back to life, demonstrating daily activities performed by the soldiers and women stationed there during the French and Indian War.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m.
  • Musket firings every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • A Look at uniforms worn by Maryland Troops (inside the fort) at 12 p.m.
  • Military music presentation at 2 p.m.
  • Firing of a six-pound cannon at 11 am and 3 pm.
  • Military drills (children may particpate) at 1 and 4 p.m.
  • Flag lowering ceremony at 4 p.m.
  • Laundry and hearth cooking demonstrations, throughout the weekend

Disabled access is available; however, most of the event activities are situated on grassy areas that may present difficult rolls or walks. Food, gift, and souvenir items will be available for sale at Captain Wort’s Sutler Shop. Click here for Fort Frederick State Park’s full calendar of events.

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