News from the DNR Office of Communications

Fort Frederick State Park to Host Colonial Children’s Day

Big Pool, Md. - Fort Frederick State Park will host a special event, Colonial Children’s Day, on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Colonial Children’s Day program provides an opportunity for children to experience the daily life of a colonial citizen of Maryland during the French and Indian War.

Activities for the day may include gardening, games, cooking, candle making, laundry, crafts and much more. Children will dress in 18th century clothing and learn skills and activities performed by their ancestors.

There is a service charge for this event. Pre-registration is required, and participation is limited to children between the ages of 8 and 12. Disabled access is available.

Fort Frederick State Park is the home of Fort Frederick, Maryland’s premier stone fort. It was built by the colony of Maryland in 1756 to protect its western boundaries and as a base to attack French claims to the Ohio River valley. Currently Fort Frederick is an educational center for the study of the French and Indian War.

Fort Frederick is located off of Route 70 exit 12 at State Route 56, Big Pool, MD. For more information about the Colonial Children’s Days or other Fort Frederick activities, please call the park at 301-842-2155 during the office hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

   June 4, 2009

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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