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21
Mar

Fort Frederick State Park to Host 20th Annual Market Fair

market fairWho: Open to the public
Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd, Big Pool
When: April 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $5/adult, $2/ages 6-12, Free/ 5 and under
Contact: 301-842-2155
 

History lovers of all ages are invited to travel back in time to an authentic colonial Market Fair. Now in its 20th year, the Fort Frederick Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, entertainers and sutlers together with an 18th century encampment alongside the park’s historic stone fort, originally built in 1756 during the French and Indian War. Read more »

6
Sep

Fort Frederick to Host French and Indian War Reenactments

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. Read more »

26
Aug

Fort Frederick to Host Families in Nature Labor Day Weekend

A guest viewing the sun through the park's telescope

A guest viewing the sun through the park’s telescope

Three-day event to feature a variety of outdoor activities

When: Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 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
 

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to experience the scenic wilds of Fort Frederick State Park through a variety of activities and guided explorations at the Families in Nature Labor Day weekend. The three-day event will feature outdoor programs and presentations, along with plenty of ways for visitors to enjoy and explore the park on their own, or with the help of a ranger. Read more »

18
Jun

Fort Frederick to Host French and Indian War Reenactments

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. Read more »

17
Jun

Fort Frederick to Host Daily Historic Programs this Summer

Who: Open to the Public

When: Weekdays, June 24 – Sept. 2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

Contact: 301-842-2155

Fort Frederick is kicking off summer with a new lineup of programs and reenactments taking place Monday through Friday all season long inside its historic fort. Visitors will experience what life was like in the fort during the French and Indian War.  Read more »

20
May

Fort Frederick to Host Colonial Children’s Day: A Soldier’s Life

Participants see how people washed their clothing during this time period.

Children try their hand at washing clothes the “old-fashioned” way

Who: Children ages 8 to 12

When: June 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: $20 per child

Contact/Registration: 301-842-2155

Participants will be enlisted into Captain Alexander Beall’s Company of Maryland Troops to experience how soldiers lived at Fort Frederick during the French and Indian War. Activities include musket firing demonstrations, soldiers’ chores, military drills and a mission in search of the enemy. Read more »

3
May

Fort Frederick to Host French and Indian War Reenactments

Picture 093Who: Open to the Public

When: May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Maryland residents: $3 per car; Non-residents: $5 per car

Contact: 301-842-2155

Historic Fort Frederick will take visitors on a journey back in time with Joshua Beall’s Company of the Maryland Forces and the fort’s volunteer cannon crew reenacting what life was like at the fort during the French and Indian War. Read more »

24
Apr

Fort Frederick to Host Wildflower Bike Tour

Coneflowers

Who: Open to the Public

When: Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m.

Where: C&O Bicycle Shop, 9 South Pennsylvania Ave, Hancock

Cost: Adults: $5; Children 6 to 12: $2; 5 and under: Free

Contact: 301-842-2155

Blooming spring wildflowers will brighten the journey as bikers learn about the flora and fauna along the scenic Western Maryland Rail Trail. The guided tour is taken at leisurely pace and will cover approximately 20 miles round-trip. Read more »

19
Apr

Fort Frederick State Park to Host 18th Century Market Fair

Musket demonstrations take place throughout the weekend

Demonstrations take place throughout the weekend

Who: Open to the Public

When: April 25-27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost:  Adults: $5; Children 6 to 12: $2; 5 and under: Free

Contact: 301-842-2155

The annual 18th Century Market Fair, hosted by the Friends of Fort Frederick, will give visitors the chance to purchase unique reproductions from more than 150 talented artisans and vendors, and enjoy fun, family-friendly programs and reenactments. The market will feature items such as furniture, clothing, guns, pottery, ironware, powder horns and hunting bags. Read more »

9
Apr

Fort Frederick to Host French and Indian War Reenactments

Who: Open to the Publicwar

When: April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & April 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Cost: Residents: $3 per car; Out-of-state: $5 a car

Contact: 301-842-2155

Members of the Royal American Regiment and Maryland Rangers will take visitors on a journey back in time as they reenact what life was like at the fort during the French and Indian War. Read more »