Fort Frederick State Park

Big Pool, Maryland

Fort Frederick was a stone fort built by Gov. Sharpe after Braddock’s defeat in 1755. This site is the southern colonies’ largest and best preserved architectural example of an 18th century frontier fort erected for frontier defense against Indians. The fort is located in Fort Frederick State Park, in the North Mountain area near Big Pool, Washington County, Maryland. Other than the fort, the museum allows the visitor to experience and see how soldiers would have lived in the mid-eighteenth century. In nearby Big Pool, the old canal and picnic areas are available for recreation purposes.

Big Pool, Maryland

Hours of Operation

Fort open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and weekends during off-season.

Fort Frederick State Park
Visitor Experiences

Fort on Site
Group Tours
Handicap Accessibility
Open Year Round
Park/Recreation Area
Picnic Area
Visitors Center