We are a county park, and our grounds are open to the public year round 8am until sunset. Although the fort is only open to tours part of the year, there are other activities available at the site year round. Picnic tables, pathways, geocaching, a lot of space to walk and wander and cross country skiing in the winter.
Our award winning School tours are something a little different than what you may find at other sites. They are offered to school groups and other youth organizations. It is an exciting day of 18th century learning. Our tours are not a simple tour, but a day of educational stations that kids never forget.
Fort Roberdeau was originally built in 1778 to safeguard a lead mining operation that General Roberdeau had planned and financed. The lead produced here was shipped east to be made into musketballs. The fort safeguarded not only miners, but the local population, from Tory and Native American raids, and established a foot hold for future generations of settlers.
Marketfaire is held every fall. It features Living Historians, Entertainers, Sutlers, Reenactors and a muzzleloading competition at the neighboring range. The Sutlers are artisans and sellers of 18th century goods and wares from throughout the Eastern United States . More Information.