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Fort Frederick Rallies Troops To Garrison the Fort

Historic Reenactments May 12-13

Historic Reenactors Dressed as Troops Demonstrate Firing Weapons

Living historians will occupy and re-enact daily life at the centuries-old fort on the grounds of Fort Frederick State Park May 12-13 and the public is invited to attend.

Activities will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13.

Volunteer re-enactors will demonstrate how the military encampment was established and operated, also known as garrisoning, when Fort Frederick was an important military stronghold during the French and Indian War. Events will include musket firing presentations, hearth cooking, artillery demonstrations and military drills.

Both days begin with a flag raising ceremony over the historic fort, which was built in 1756.

“Park visitors joining us as we garrison the fort will participate in activities common for that time and experience what day-to-day living was like then and there,” Park Ranger Bob Study said. 

Visitors will pay a service charge of $3 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. Snacks, drinks and souvenirs will be available for purchase at Captain Wort’s Sutler Shop.