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September 6, 2013

Fort Frederick to Host French and Indian War Reenactments

by Martha
Who: Open to the Public
When: September 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & September 15 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 at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Firing of the 6-pound cannon at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Presentation on Military Uniforms (inside the fort) at 12 p.m.
  • Military music presentation at 2 p.m.
  • Military drills for children at 1 and 4 p.m.
  • Flag lowering ceremony at 4 p.m.
  • Laundry and hearth cooking demonstrations, throughout the weekend in the barracks

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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