Distaff Days

Through demonstrations and hands-on activities, discover the skills women used to maintain the home front during the Revolutionary War.
September 14, 2019 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under 12

- Fort Roberdeau Association -

Membership

What we are

The Fort Roberdeau Association is a not-for-profit organization that helps to support the activities at Fort Roberdeau.

As a member of the Fort Roberdeau Association, you support the activities at the site. It is a wonderful opportunity to share your interest in history with others like you!

Why we are

When someone visits a history site and all of a sudden history is not the a stagnant story, but something a living and breathing, a true education moment has occurred, and  we have accomplished what we set out to do. Our purpose it to help bring history to life.

Who we are

We are the organization that preserves the site of the original 1778 fort and helps educate the public about the history of the fort and the surrounding area during the Revolutionary War period.

How it starts

Membership in the Fort Roberdeau Association is open to anyone who wants to support the effort to preserve and tell the story of Fort Roberdeau.

About the Fort

The fort, also known as The Lead Mine Fort, is a reconstruction of the original fort that stood here in the 18th Century. The original fort was built in 1778, during the American Revolution to help supply the Continental forces with lead for ammunition. It was built of horizontal logs with a bastion at each corner. The fort was a cabin fort, with 48 cabins in the initial structure, which helped reinforce the walls.

General Daniel Roberdeau organized and paid for the construction. It protected local lead mining activities, as well as local settlers from the Native Americans and Tories in the region.

The fort, also known as The Lead Mine Fort, is a reconstruction of the original fort that stood here in the 18th Century. The original fort was built in 1778, during the American Revolution to help supply the Continental forces with lead for ammunition. It was built of horizontal logs with a bastion at each corner. The fort was a cabin fort, with 48 cabins in the initial structure, which helped reinforce the walls.

General Daniel Roberdeau organized and paid for the construction. It protected local lead mining activities, as well as local settlers from the Native Americans and Tories in the region.

School Tours

Learn hands on with your classroom. Come and visit us at Fort Roberdeau for our hands on School Tour programs. Book them now, we fill up fast!

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