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Last Winter Garrison at Fort Frederick State Park

Weekend Event Offers Firsthand Look at French and Indian War

For the last time until May, visitors to Fort Frederick State Park can get firsthand experience of life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated 17th Company of the Virginia Regiment “Gist’s Scouts” garrison the fort.

Living historians will demonstrate life of the Virginia Provincials at Fort Frederick from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26. This will be the last “winter garrison” of the year; garrisons are also held at the park from May through October.

“This program is an exciting way to experience the war that changed the landscape and fabric of North America,” Fort Frederick State Park Ranger Bob Study said.

The French and Indian War was fought from 1756-63, pitting the French and their Native American allies against the British and their allies.

Visitors to this event will pay a service charge of $3 per vehicle for state residents and $5 for nonresidents. Visitors should also be advised that disabled access is available, although most of the activities are on grassy areas.


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