About Fort Roberdeau

Fort Roberdeau features the reconstructed Revolutionary War fort, buildings and smelter, a restored 19th century farmhouse and barn, a modern multi-purpose building (White Oak Hall), hiking trails, picnic tables, geocaching and costumed interpreters.
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Our Staff

Fort Roberdeau’s team is made up of county employees, a community of volunteers and the Fort Roberdeau Association. It takes a lot of work, and heart to share what we do here at the fort. It is a community effort.

Glenn Nelson



Emilie Deffenbaugh

Historic Site Assistant

The Fort Roberdeau Association (FRA) is a non-profit organization created to raise funds to support programs at the fort, to educate the public and to maintain the site and its facilities. The mission is to preserve the site and to provide interpretation about the fort, the frontier inhabitants, the fort’s place in history, and the surrounding natural area.

2024 Special Events

Come and join us in experiencing Blair County’s living history at any of the Fort Roberdeau
events now listed on our 2024 calendar!  


Events at the FortMountain Lion Observatory

Join the
Fort Roberdeau Family

Help our team keep Blair County’s history alive by either becoming a member or joining our incredibly valuable volunteer team!