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FORT FREDERICK Maryland

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When:
August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am – August 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
2017-08-26T09:00:00-04:00
2017-08-27T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Friends of Fort Frederick Maryland
11115 Fort Frederick Rd
Big Pool, MD 21711
USA
Contact:
The Friends of Fort Frederick

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2017 Calendar of Events

French & Indian War Muster:

August 26 & 27 

French, British, and American Indian re-enactors

assemble for three days

of 18th century living history demonstrations

and battle reenactments.

Period crafts and food vendor

will also be available.

Hours are 9 am to 4 pm

Saturday and 9 am to 3 pm Sunday.

Park entrance fees apply.

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Virginia Regiment Capt. George Mercer Company*

will appear

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See George Mercer bio here.

See Captain George Mercer Company here.

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2017 Calendar of Events
For Information about All Programs
Call 301-842-2155

2017 Full Brochure of Events (PDF)
Events also shown below

MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY
(May 29 – September 4, 2017)

Junior Ranger Historian Activity Booklet   Young visitors ages 5-14 should ask for the Junior Ranger Historian Activity Booklet at the Visitor Center to learn how historians discover the past. Allow 2 hours to complete. Park entrance fees apply.

Nature Programs & Nature Center  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer, park rangers will lead a one hour nature hike or program starting at 11:00 am. The Nature Center will be staffed from 1-5 pm for environmental education activities. Contact the park after 5/ 1 for details.

Daily Fort Programs   Daily interpretive programs are presented on weekends in the spring and fall, and seven days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call for program schedule.

School & Group Programs   Historical tours of Fort Frederick, as well as programs that explore the park’s natural resources can be arranged for school classes and organized groups. For more information and to schedule a program with one of our Historical Interpreters or Naturalists, call 301-842-2155.


JANUARY

School of the Ranger:  January 27 – 29  The 2017 School of the Ranger takes place at historic Fort Frederick, MD from 11:30 am on Friday, 27 January to 12:00 pm on Sunday, 29 January 2017.

Co-sponsored by Jaeger’s Battalion and the Friends of Fort Frederick, the School of the Ranger teaches you ranging skills for your 18th century Ranger persona. The School’s instructors are experts in their subject matter and are sure to help you improve your skills and impression for the campaign trail.

Contact Lou Tramelli at 2017SOR@oaksedge.net. for further information.

FEBRUARY

To Garrison the Fort:  February 25& 26  Experience life in the winter at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated Joshua Beall’s Maryland Company garrison the fort. Highlights of the event include musket firing presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. Hours are 11 am to 3pm Saturday, and 11 am to 2pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

MARCH

To Garrison the Fort: March 25 & 26 

Experience life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated 17th Virginia Company “Gist’s Scouts” garrison the fort. Highlights of the event include musket firing presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills.

Hours are 11 am to 3pm Saturday, and

11 am to 2pm Sunday.

Park entrance fees apply.

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This 17th Company of Christopher Gist is from this document –  https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0238

APRIL

18th Century Market Fair:  April 27 to 30 

Now in its 23rd year,

the Market Fair features

the best artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers

together with an 18th century encampment.

Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Thu, Fri, Sat and 9 am to 3 pm Sun.

Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park.

Admission Fee Charged.

MAY

To Garrison the Fort:  May 13 & 14  Experience life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated Joshua Beall’s and Alexander Beall’s Maryland Companies garrison the fort. Highlights of the event include musket firing presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

JUNE

Colonial Children’s Day; Fun and Games:  June 3  Children ages 8 to 12 will be transported back in time as they take part in a day of hands-on 18th century fun and games. Participants will experience the how children entertained themselves during the colonial period, with games such as blind man’s bluff and trap ball, and activities like kite making and musical entertainment just to name a few. Hours are 10 am to 3 pm. Lunch is included. There is a fee and advanced registration is required and limited. Registration is limited to 20 children.

To Garrison the Fort:  June 24 & 25  Experience life during the American Revolutionary War as members of the recreated Maryland Independent Rifles garrison the fort. Highlights of the event include musket firing presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

JULY

“The Fort is Pretty Full” Fort Frederick during the American Revolution: July 1 to 4   Join park staff in celebrating America’s birthday by learning about Fort Frederick role as a Prisoner of War Camp during the American Revolution. Highlights of the event include talks on the fort in the Revolution, musket firing demonstrations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. Programs will be held daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Entrance fees may apply.

AUGUST

The American Soldier Through the Ages:  August 5 & 6  The military history of For Frederick spans the 18th and 19th centuries. Building upon that legacy, the park will be hosting a “Soldier Through the Centuries” program. With “hands-on” displays of weapons, uniforms and military gear from the 1600’s colonial militia, Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War II, historical interpreters from the Fort will be describing how soldiering changed over time while maintaining certain common elements. The visiting public will be given a rare opportunity to come in close contact with antiques from our military past. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Park entrance fees apply.

French & Indian War Muster: August 26 & 27  French, British, and American Indian reenactors assemble for three days of 18th century living history demonstrations and battle reenactments. Period crafts and food vendor will also be available. Hours are 9 am to 4 pm Saturday and 9 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

SEPTEMBER

One Fort: Three Wars:  September 16 &17  Through living history demonstrations discover the part Fort Frederick played during the French and Indian War, American Revolution and Civil War. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Park entrance fees apply.

OCTOBER

Fort Frederick in the Civil War:  October 7 & 8  To commemorate Fort Frederick’s role in the American Civil War, reenactors will assemble for a weekend of living history demonstrations and tactics demonstrations. Hours are 10 am to 3 pm.

A Pleasant Diversion:  October 21 & 22  Experience pleasant diversions from military life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated Maryland Troops garrison the fort. Highlights of the event include musket firing demonstrations, colonial toys and games and other fun activities from the time. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday; Saturday at 7pm will be campfire program celebrating Guy Fawkes/Bonfire night. Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. Park entrance fees apply.

NOVEMBER

American Indian Heritage Month Program; Cherokee at Fort Frederick:  November 4 & 5  This hour long presentation will examine the story of the Cherokee who fought on the side of Maryland during the French and Indian War. The presentation will be held in the park’s Visitor Center at 11 am and 2 pm, both Saturday and Sunday. Park entrance fees apply

School & Group Programs

Historical tours of Fort Frederick, as well as programs that explore the park’s natural resources can be arranged for school classes and organized groups. For more information and to schedule a program with one of our Historical Interpreters or Naturalists, call 301-842-2155.

Information About All Park Programs
Call
301-842-2155


2016 CALENDAR FOR FORT FREDERICK MARYLAND

APRIL

Youth Fishing Rodeo: April 2nd Bring your budding fisherman/fisherwoman to catch stocked trout and other fish at Fort Frederick’s Beaver Pond. The event is open to children ages 15 and under. Pre-registration is not required. Meet at gravel parking lot after RR tracks. All children must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. Bring your own gear and bait. Staff will be available to assist. Open 8 am to noon. Park entrance fees apply.

18th Century Market Fair: April 21st to 24th Now in its 22nd year, the Market Fair features the best artisans, craftspeople, and sutlers together with an 18 th century encampment. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Thu, Fri, Sat and 9 am to 3 pm Sun. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park. Admission Fee Charged.

MAY

Western Maryland Rail Trail Guided Bike Tour: May 7th Brilliant spring wildflowers brighten the journey as you learn about the flora and fauna along the Western Maryland Rail Trail. The guided bike ride is approximately 20 miles long roundtrip and is taken at a leisurely pace. Join us at the C&O Bicycle Shop in Hancock at 10 am.

To Garrison the Fort…”: May 21st& 22nd To celebrate Kids to Parks Day special kid focused programs will allow them to experience life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated Joshua Beall’s Company and Alexander Beall’s Company garrison the fort. Highlights of the event include musket and cannon presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

Get Into Nature Weekend: May 28th& 29th Bring your family and friends to explore the natural side of Fort Frederick State Park. This annual event features self-guided and staff-led outdoor nature and recreation activities for all interest levels and ages. Bring your bike, binoculars, kayak/canoe and camera! Events run from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night will feature a special stargazing astronomy program starting at dark. Contact the Park for details. Park entrance fees apply.

JUNE

Colonial Children’s Day: June 4th – The People of Fort Frederick Children ages 8 to 12 will be transported back in time as they take part in a day of hands-on 18 th century life. Participants will experience the lives of women, gunsmith, commissary and others at Fort Frederick during the French and Indian War. Activities will include laundry demonstration, cooking, and a musket firing demonstration. Hours are 10 am to 3 pm. Lunch is included. There is a fee and advancedregistration is required and limited. Registration is limited to 20 children.

National Trails Day: June 4th – Woodmont Trail Guided Hike To celebrate National Trails Day join the park naturalist to explore the Wildlife Heritage Trail at Woodmont. Meet at the Trail Head parking lot along Woodmont Road at 9 am for this 2 hour hike. Please call 301-842-2155 for details. Sturdy hiking attire is suggested. Please bring plenty of water. There are no restrooms along the trail.

Junior Ranger Week Park Pal: June 20th to 24th – Birds, Butterflies & Bees This is a fun filled, hands-on nature learning experience. Wear old clothes, because participants will get dirty! The ‘Park Pals’ program for kids ages 4-7 will consist of five sessions held 9 am to 11:30 am daily and focus on the various habitats in the park. There is a service fee for the program and pre-registration is limited and required. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.

Junior Ranger Week: June 20th to 24th – Celebrate Pollinator Week This is a fun filled, hands-on nature learning experience. Wear old clothes, because participants will get dirty! The Jr. Ranger program for kids age 8-12 will consist of five sessions held 1:30-4 pm daily and focus on creating backyard habitat for butterflies and their friends. There is a service fee for the program and pre-registration is limited and required. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.

260th Anniversary Celebration: June 25th & 26th Celebrate the 260th Anniversary of Fort Frederick! Join park staff and volunteers for a weekend of living history demonstrations and fun family activities. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

JULY

“The Fort is Pretty Full”: July 2nd to 4th – Fort Frederick during the American Revolution Join park staff in celebrating America’s birthday by learning about Fort Frederick role as a Prisoner of War Camp during the American Revolution. Highlights of the event include talks on the fort in the Revolution, musket firing demonstrations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. Programs will be held daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Entrance fees may apply.

Astronomy Program: July 9th Come join our park naturalist and the Tri-State Astronomers for a night of star gazing and sky navigation. Visitors will learn the basics of sky navigation and telescope use while looking through our 10 inch Dobsonian reflecting telescope. Visitors are welcome to bring their own viewing devices as well. In the case of clouds or rain an indoor astronomy education program will be offered. Park entrance fees may apply.

“Repair to the Fort”… Pontiac’s Rebellion: July 16th & 17th Experience life at the fort as civilians and militia flee to the fort for safety during Pontiac’s uprising. Highlights of the event include musket presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a clothing talk and militia drills. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

AUGUST

French & Indian War Muster: August 26th to 28th French, British, and American Indian reenactors assemble for three days of 18th century living history demonstrations and battle reenactments. Period crafts and food vendor will also be available. Hours are 9 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday and 9 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

SEPTEMBER

Get Into Nature Weekend: Sept. 3rd & 4th Bring your family and friends to explore the natural side of Fort Frederick State Park. This annual event features self-guided and staff-led outdoor nature and recreation activities for all interest levels and ages. Bring your bike, binoculars, kayak/canoe and camera! Events run from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Park entrance fees apply

One Fort: Three Wars Sept. 10th Through living history demonstrations discover the part Fort Frederick played during the French and Indian War, American Revolution and Civil War. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Park entrance fees apply.

Woodmont Lodge Open House & Guided Hike: Sept. 11th Showcasing the picturesque and historic Woodmont Lodge, the annual open house enables visitors to explore memories of the early days of conservation in Maryland. Visitors can also enjoy ranger guided hike at 1 pm. Open house hours are 11 am to 4 pm. Directional signs will be placed on Woodmont Rd. Entrance fees may apply.

Public Lands Day Sept. 24th – Western Maryland Rail Trail Clean Up Join volunteers around the nation to celebrate your local public lands. Meet in the town of Hancock at the Church Street gate on the Western Maryland Rail Trail to help park staff clean up litter, weeds and other debris. Event runs from 9 – 11 am.

OCTOBER

Fort Frederick in the Civil War Oct. 1st & 2nd To commemorate Fort Frederick’s role in the American Civil War, reenactors will assemble for a weekend of living history demonstrations and tactics demonstrations. Hours are 10 am to 3 pm.

Western Maryland Rail Guided Bike TourTrail: Oct. 8th Enjoy vivid fall colors as you learn about the exploration and expansion of Western Maryland along the former Western Maryland Railway corridor. The guided bike ride is approximately 22 miles long and is taken at a leisurely pace. Join us at the C&O Bicycle Shop in Hancock at 10 am.

A Pleasant Diversion: Oct. 22nd & 23rd Experience pleasant diversions from military life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated Joshua Beall’s Company and Alexander Beall’s Company garrison the fort. Highlights of the event include musket firing presentations, colonial toys and games and other fun activities from the time. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

NOVEMBER

Cherokee at Fort Frederick – Native American Indian Heritage Month Program: Nov. 5th & 6th This hour long presentation will examine the story of the Cherokee who fought on the side of Maryland during the French and Indian War. The presentation will be held in the park’s Visitor Center at 11 am and 2 pm, both Saturday and Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

School & Group Programs

Historical tours of Fort Frederick, as well as programs that explore the park’s natural resources can be arranged for school classes and organized groups. For more information and to schedule a program with one of our Historical Interpreters or Naturalists, call 301-842-2155.

Information About All Park Programs
Call
301-842-2155

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Events from last year

 

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“To Garrison the Fort…”  – June 13th & 14th, 2015
Experience life at the fort during the French and Indian War as members of the recreated Joshua Beall’s Company and Alexander Beall’s Company garrison the fort. Highlights of the event include musket and cannon firing presentations, hearth cooking demonstrations, a uniform and clothing talk and military drills. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday. Park entrance fees apply.

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See Fort Frederick Maryland website calendar

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