MD#10 Fort Frederick State Park

The Cornerstone of Maryland's frontier defense.

11100 Fort Frederick Rd,
Big Pool, MD



Coaster Card Answers

Question 1

Fort Frederick, a star fort, was active in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War.

Question 2

Dead zones are areas where a fort's attackers can hide against the fort's walls because the fort's defenders cannot see or shoot them because of the fort's design. So, a fort designed with no dead zones actually makes all the area outside of the fort a potential dead zone for the attackers.

Question 3

In the 1700's Fort Frederick was located way out in the wilderness in an area without any major roads. Without roads it is difficult to carry cannons into firing postion.


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