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FORT FREDERICK Maryland

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When:
August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am – August 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
2019-08-24T09:00:00-04:00
2019-08-25T15:00:00-04:00
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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August 24, 2019 

Details to follow

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French and Indian War Muster – August 24-25
French, British and American Indian reenactors assemble for two days of 18th century living history demonstrations and battle reenactments. Period crafts and a food vendor will also be available.

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Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Park entrance fees apply.

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See Fort Frederick Calendar link.

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Horatio Sharpe

on Cost and Comparison

of Fort Frederick to Fort Loudoun


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Washington estimates cost

of Fort Frederick will be 30,000 pounds.

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Winchester, 25 June 1756

Washington writes

Governour Sharpe is building a Fort on Potomack River, about fifteen miles above Conogochieg, which may be of great service towards the protection of our people on that side. It is thought the Fort will cost the Province of Maryland near thirty thousand pounds, before it is finished.9 I am &c.

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9. For Horatio Sharpe’s radically different estimate of the cost of Fort Frederick, see Robert Stewart to GW, 20 June 1756, n.6.

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Source of above:

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0217

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Horatio Sharpe’s Cost Estimates

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6. Horatio Sharpe wrote John Sharpe on 27 May 1756:

“After sitting 13 Weeks both Houses of our Assembly have agreed on & I have passed an Act for granting the Sum of £40,000 Currency or £25,000 Sterlg for his Majesty’s Service. Eleven of the forty are appropriated to build & support a Fort on the North Mountain at present our Westernmost Frontier tho 60 Miles on this Side Fort Cumberland . . ., to Garrison this Fort & range on the Frontiers two Companies of 100 Men each are to be raised & kept up till next February” (Browne, Sharpe Correspondence description begins William Hand Browne, ed. Correspondence of Governor Horatio Sharpe. 3 vols. Archives of Maryland, vols. 6, 9, and 14. Baltimore, 1888–95. description ends , 1:424–30).

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Sharpe remained to supervise the work at Fort Frederick for more than a month and after his return to Annapolis wrote to Cecilius Calvert, 21 Aug. 1756:

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“As I apprehended that the French would e’er long teach their Indian Allies to approach & set fire to our Stoccado or Wooden Forts I thought proper to build Fort Frederick of Stone. . . . The Fort is not finished but the Garrison are well covered & will with a little Assistance compleat it at their leisure . . . it is situated on the North Mountain near Potowmack River about 14 Miles beyond Conegochiegh & four on this Side Licking Creek . . . it is so situated that Potowmack will be always navigable thence almost to Fort Cumberland, the Flatts or Shallows of that River lying between Fort Frederick & Conegochiegh. It is probable this Fortification will cost the province £2000. but I am told that one is raising at Winchester in Virga that will not be built for less than four times that Sum & when finished will not be half so good” (ibid., 465–67).

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The “Creek” was Conococheague Creek, which flows into the Potomac on the Maryland side opposite Maidstone. Captain Dagworthy was John Dagworthy, who had been stationed at Fort Cumberland the preceding fall and winter to GW’s discomfiture. Captain “Bell” was Alexander Beall of Frederick County, Md., who was left in command of Fort Frederick when Dagworthy went to assume command at Fort Cumberland in April 1757 after the Virginia troops withdrew from that fort. Beall remained at Fort Frederick until his death in 1759.

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Source:

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0208-0001#GEWN-02-03-02-0208-0001-fn-0006

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To George Washington from

From Robert Stewart

Maidstone June 20th 1756

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Its two weeks to Morrow since Governor Sharpe came up here,

he Honour’d us with a short visit

but did not offer to give any orders

or so much as view our Entrenchment,

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he set out immediately

for the North Mountain where he now is &

preposes to remain for some Weeks,

to expedite the construction of a Fort

which they say

is to be a strong regular &

to Mount acquaintity of Ordinance

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the Ground mark’t out for it

is 14 Miles distant

from the mouth of the Creek[.]

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I can’t learn that Maryland

is to Build any other

and they are to have

but two Companys

Commanded by

Capts. Dagworthy & Bell

for the defence of the Province

to be supported

till next December.

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they have only a Corperal

and 6 Men at the

Mouth of the Creek

nor do I understand

that they are

to have any Garrison there.6

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https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0208-0001

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Fort Frederick talk

by Robert Ambrose


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11/12/2017 posted on FB pages
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Frederick.

We are going to hear a story about Fort Frederick,

from Park Ranger and interpreter, Robert Ambrose.

 

As one of their rangers once told me,

We may have our Fort

but You have George Washington.

 

Fort Frederick MD still exists, repaired in part by the WPA.

 

Fort Loudoun Winchester VA only retains the Well and imprint of the wall locations a few feet underground.

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But our Fort Loudoun is the story of George Washington who designed it, supervised it, lived in it as the headquarter fort for the whole frontier.

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When and Where 

was this speaking event ?

2pm Sunday 11/12/17

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Godfrey Miller House,

Woltz Pavilion in side yard on back

Near the Thai House Restaurant

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on the Loudoun Street walking mall:

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http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/event/annual-meeting-12-november-2017/?instance_id=2436

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But this Frederick Name?

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You see that name everywhere in

Virginia and Maryland.

And elsewhere in the colonies, even Maine.

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Maryland has its “Fredericks”

named after Frederick Calvert

(6 February 1731 – 4 September 1771),

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He never visited his privately owned colony,

but he was in Constantinople.

 

He lived a life similar to the headlines you see today.

1768 he was accused of a rape.

 

Never allowed his estate to be taxed to help fight the French and Indian War.

 

http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/frederick-calvert-the-6th-lord-of-baltimore/

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Virginia side, all the Frederick names

are named

after the  first son of King George II:

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Frederick, Prince of Wales, from Hanover in today’s Germany

(1 February 1707 – 31 March 1751).

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Dies from complications from a Cricket accident.

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A not so handsome Camelot?

An aristocrat and Man of the People.

A nickname Griff,

because he looked Carribean, thick lips, big nose, yellow skin.

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His son was King George III.

His brother was Lord Cumberland

Fort Cumberland MD is named after this brother

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This brother is also known as the Butcher of Culloden.

 

http://frenchandindianwarfoundation.org/frederick-louis-prince-of-wales/

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That’s the boring stuff. Just dis-ambiguation.

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The real story?

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These 2 different Fredericks got a story.

See those links above, at your leisure.

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2017 Annual Meeting

of the French and Indian War Foundation


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15th Annual Meeting

French and Indian War Foundation

Sunday November 12th, 2017
2pm to 4pm

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Godfrey Miller Home – Woltz Pavilion
38 S Loudoun St

See location on this map 

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Free Event, Light Fare and Wine Served

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Click on postcard image to Enlarge.

215pm Business Meeting of Awards

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3pm Speaker Robert Ambrose

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Click on picture to enlarge.

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For more information call 540-678-1743 or email fiwf.dsg@comcast.net

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About our speaker, Mr Robert Ambrose

Mr Robert Ambrose works for the Maryland Park Service. In 8 years of service he has been both a historical interpreter at Fort Frederick in Maryland, as well and Ranger at Cunningham Fall, Gambrill and Fort Frederick State Parks.

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Mr Ambrose is a graduate of Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science.

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He has been involved in living history for 21 years during which time he has portrayed soldiers from the French and Indian War, American Revolutions, War of 1812, Indian Wars of the 1870s, and the Spanish American War.

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In addition he has done interpretation on African American Subjects and the Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Mr Ambrose lives in Berkeley Springs, WV with his wife and three sons.

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Fort Frederick MD will be the subject of our 2017 Annual Meeting.

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NOTES TO FOLLOW UP ON


 

From Norman Baker’s Fort Loudoun

source

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1757

After returning to Winchester, following the visit with Gov Sharpe at Fort Frederick, [between July 15 and July 19] Washington dispatched plans to Capt Peter Hog, Thomas Waggener and Robert Stewart for the forts he had ordered them to build on the Virginia frontier.

Augusta County Council of War responded on July 23 recomming 14 forts on the head waterss of the South Branch on south side of Roanoke River below Roanoke VA.

 

all Washington letters show dateline as Fort Loudoun between July 15-19, 2019

https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Date%3A1757-07-19&s=1111311111&r=1

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Camp near Ft Cumberland—19th July 1758

https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Date%3A1758-07-19&s=1111311111&r=1

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court martials  july 18 1757

https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Date%3A1757-07-18&s=1111311111&r=2

 

 

Capt Stewart commanding at Maidstone, was ordered to build the Sleepy Creek fort on the south side of the Potomac between the fort at Maidstone and Cox’s Fort at the mouth of the Little Cacapon River.

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July 30 1757 Capt Stewart at Maidstone wrote GW that indian raiding parties are in area.

Within 5 miles, on maryland side, killing one man, capturing 3 children

Next day Stewart reported sentries at Fort Frederick have been fired on

one man had been scalped between that fort and Fort Maidstone

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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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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.

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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 2015

 

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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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