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Welcome to Fort Roberdeau

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. You can contact us at (814)946-0048.

Want to know more about the fort? More about what it was like on the frontier in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution? A visit to Fort Roberdeau will help you imagine life in the 18th century. In 1778, the Pennsylvania frontier was the most dangerous place in North America. Supporters of independence battled British Tories and Native Americans in the valleys and along the ridges. Many settlers fled their homes in favor of safer places.The fort, although built to protect a lead mine operation, brought a sense of safety and security to the region. Come visit us, tour the fort and learn our story. If you enjoy your time with us become a member and consider volunteering.

Fort Roberdeau Hosts Basic First Aid/CPR Certification Course

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Arrival Time: 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. Course begins at 9 a.m. Course Ends at 3 p.m.
Where: White Oak Hall
Who: General Public; Fort Staff; Fort Volunteers & Friends.
Costs: Fort Volunteers & Friends fee will be paid by the Fort. General Public is $35.00 per person.

Fort Roberdeau will be hosting a Basic First Aid/CPR Certification Course on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9am-3pm at White Oak Hall. Please bring a "brown bag" lunch, Fort Roberdeau will provide coffee and tea during class breaks.

To register email gnelson@blairco.org or call us at 814-946-0048. Registration Deadline is April 24th. Class size is limited, so register today.

Event: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 08:30 to 15:00

Volunteer Orientation 2014

Ever think that volunteering out at Fort Roberdeau sounded like it would be fun? We are always looking for new volunteers so come out and join us. This orientation is for old and new volunteers. We will be having a fun and informative Volunteer Orientation on Thursday April 17 from 10 AM until 4:30 PM. We will be getting ready for school tours this year. If you cannot make it but are interested in volunteering out here, please call or email us. We can't wait to see everyone there!

Fort Roberdeau County Park

A Great Place to Enjoy Nature and History in Winter

by Dr. Stan Kotala

Central Pennsylvania was not a location of major battles during the American Revolution, but we do have a unique Revolutionary War site. Between Altoona and State College is Fort Roberdeau, a Blair County Historic and Natural Area.

2014 Fort Roberdeau Events

May through October
Open Daily for Guided Fort Tours, Exhibits, Acorn Shop, Nature Trail, Outdoor Recreation and Picnic Facilities. Group tours may be arranged for a discount with 12 or more people.

May and June
School Tours with programs for students, reservations required.

July
4) Star Spangled Fourth: Fort Roberdeau Open House, Fort & Grounds Admission is Free. Educational Activity Stations shared with public on Independence Day, Friday, July 4th.

Welcome Back Educators!

We are offering something NEW this spring, a Free Student Pass.
Please see the Return to Roberdeau card below. It is our goal to have students share their Fort Roberdeau experience with their family and friends. For any school tour this spring, we will distribute the Student Pass to the field trip coordinator on site.


NOW is the time to schedule your spring school field trip. There are limited days on the spring calendar. The available dates will fill up fast! Make Sure to Schedule ASAP!

Schedule your field trip by contacting Glenn Nelson, Director of Fort Roberdeau gnelson@blairco.org .

As a reminder, we do not schedule school groups on Mondays.
Questions?? Please call 814-946-0048.