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.
Rev War Days
Revolutionary War Days is one of the events that highlight Fort Roberdeau's summer season. We have Reenactors from throughout the United States come to the fort to participate in this event. Bob Emerson, who is from the area, but now is the Director of Old Fort Niagara helps organize this event.
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.
One of the things that we will be demonstrating this year at Distaff Days in August is cooking. One of the best things about volunteering at Fort Roberdeau is the moment that you know that you just brought history to life for someone. In the Log House we have many activities that we do during school tours and for special events. During the cooking demonstration participants get a hands on experience combining ingredients, grinding spices, making biscuits and churning butter among other things. We often bake a cake in the coals That is then served to the volunteers during lunch as a dessert.
Thank you Stephen Port for sharing this video with us. It is wonderful to be able to share the gasps of the children as the cake comes out of the pan with everyone. It is this moment which makes every moment of hard work out at the fort worth it.
Fort Roberdeau is a county park located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. We offer a variety of activities and services to the community. We have picnic tables, pathways and several hundred acres of public land. We are best known for the Fort located here. We offer tours of the fort, and special activities for organizations.
Park hours are 8am - Sunset
Fort Tours (May 1- Nov 1)
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 5 pm
Sunday – Monday: 1pm – 5 pm