Fort Frederick State Park

11100 Ft. Frederick Rd.
Big Pool, MD 21711- Map It
(301) 842-2155

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Frederick State Park is off SR 56, 1 mi. s.e. of the I-70 Big Pool exit. The 1756 frontier fort protected Cumberland Valley settlers during the French and Indian War and was utilized during the Revolutionary and Civil wars. The visitor center shows a 10-minute orientation film. A museum holds material explaining the fort's restoration and artifacts discovered during archeological digs. A nature center offers exhibits native to the area. Barracks are furnished as they would have been in 1758. Interpreters offer information about the fort's history seasonally. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$5 (per private out-of-state vehicle); $3 (per private in-state vehicle).
Hours: Park open daily 8-dusk, Apr.-Oct.; 10-dusk, rest of year. Visitor center open Mon.-Fri. 8-4 (also Sat.-Sun. 10-5, Apr.-Oct.). Museum, fort and nature center open daily 10-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. 10-5, Apr. 1-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day-Oct. 31. Nature center hours may vary; phone ahead. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.