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Visitors Can Experience “The American Soldier Through the Ages” at Fort Frederick

Living History Events August 3-4

Photo of living history soldiers firing cannonFort Frederick State Park invites visitors to view life through the eyes of America’s soldiers from the founding of Maryland through the 20th century.

The military history of Fort Frederick spans the 18th and 19th centuries. Building upon that legacy, this program will provide visitors with an up-close and personal look at weapons, uniforms and military gear from the 1600s colonial militia, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, 1870s Native American wars, Spanish-American War, World War II, and Desert Storm. A special program will show how soldiering changed over time — and how it stayed the same.

 “This informative and educational program allows our visitors to learn about our military past, including changes and similarities in the lives of soldiers throughout American history,” Ranger Rob Ambrose said.

The events take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 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