Fort Frederick State Park

Fort Frederick is a rare example of a classic eighteenth century fortification design on the American frontier. Most American frontier forts were little more than wooden stockades, and their design paid minimal attention to the elaborate engineering that was used to provide adequate covering fire in European forts. Fort Frederick was built with stone walls and carefully designed bastions for covering fire. (Walk around the fort and see for yourself how every spot along the wall is well covered from multiple angles.) The fort provided defense on Maryland’s frontier during the last French and Indian War (1754-1763). As late as the Civil War, it served as a camp for Confederate prisoners of war. The Fort’s stone wall and two barracks have been restored to their 1758 appearance. The site features excellent historic displays, and hosts several fine reenactment events during the year.

Click here for map of Fort Frederick and surrounding areas.

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