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August 13, 2013

Fort Frederick to Host French and Indian War Reenactments

by Martha
Who: Open to the Public
When: Aug 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Aug 25 from 9 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 as volunteer reenactors exhibit the life of the French, British and American Indian cultures during the French and Indian War Muster. The event will give visitors a firsthand look at what life was like for the soldiers and women stationed there during this time.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Flag Raising Ceremony & Camp Opener at 9:30 a.m.
  • Battle Demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Flag Lowering Ceremony, Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Saturday will also feature: Soldiers of the War at 12:30 p.m.; Military Engineering at 1 p.m.; and Military Music at 3:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be a Period Religious Service on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Throughout the weekend visitors will get a firsthand look at the war which pitted the French and their Indian allies against the British and their Indian allies. Fought between 1756 and 1763, the battle brought destruction to the Maryland frontier, forever changing the landscape of North America.

Food, gift, and souvenir items will be available for sale at Captain Wort’s Sutler Shop. The Clear Spring Lions Club will also have hot dogs, chips and water for sale during the program. Several sutlers will be selling their 18th century wares 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. Click here for Fort Frederick State Park’s full calendar of events.

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