Fort Roberdeau

Welcome Back Educators!

Fort Roberdeau is looking forward to providing your students with our award-winning school programs. We have a table with the academic standards our classes meet.  We provide two options for school groups.


Hands-on the Past

$6 per Participant

Minimum fee $60 or 10 participants. 10 students per station, 6 stations, 30 minutes each.


This program gives students an opportunity to touch history at Fort Roberdeau in a very real way. Students engage in three or more activities during their visit. They work in small groups of 8 to 10 students. Trained volunteers and staff help students to use tools and reproduction objects to learn first-hand how things were done in 1778.


Students learn by doing; they will examine 18th century objects, hear the crack of the musket, smell the soup cooking in the kettle over the smoky wood fire, and learn the effects of weather and environment on the lives of the settlers.


This program is most effective when it is accompanied by pre visit activities to prepare students and post-visit activities to reinforce, extend, and enrich the experience. A wide range of activities are currently offered; availability of a particular activity on a particular day may be subject to the availability of the volunteer "expert." The activities may include:



A Bridge To The Past

$4 per student or adult;

Minimum fee of $60 or 15 students in 15-20 minute informative classes. This is intended for larger groups.


Students get an overview of the history and environment of Fort Roberdeau. They hear stories about the frontier during the Revolutionary War, then spend about 15 minutes at 8 to 10 learning stations in both the historical area, including the Officer's Quarters, storehouse, barracks, miner's hut, and blacksmith shed in the fort, the exhibit area in the barn, and the natural area. Volunteer docents demonstrate activities, explain the uses of 1778-period objects, and stimulate curiosity. This program works well with very large groups of students, scouts, or other community organizations. Bring your lunch!



Schedule a School Tour

If you would like to participate in one of these please contact us at the fort.


Schedule your field trip by contacting Glenn Nelson, Director of Fort Roberdeau  .

Questions?? Please call 814-946-0048


As a reminder, we do not schedule school groups on Mondays.

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