Skip to Main Content

Fort Frederick Brings American Revolution to Life

Reenactments Highlight Historic Weekend June 24-25

Fort Frederick State Park invites Marylanders to experience what life was like at the fort during the American Revolution, as it presents “To Garrison the Fort” June 24 – 25.

Living historians and members of the Maryland Independent Rifle Company will demonstrate hearth cooking, military drills, musket firings, and discuss period clothing and uniforms.

“This program allows our visitors to immerse themselves in the daily life of the prisoners, soldiers and women whose lives revolved around Fort Frederick in our nation’s foundational years,” Ranger Bob Study said.

The events take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25. Both days’ events begin with a flag raising ceremony over the historic fort, which was built in 1756.

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