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French & Indian War Forts

Ft. St. Frederick  (left) Model of Fort St. Frederick
Fort St. Frederick was the earliest and one of the most imposing fortifications to be raised on the French claims of Lake Champlain sometime after the first French presence in 1731.  Today only the foundations can be seen.

Fort at Crown Point

(right) Ruins of the British fort at Crown Point
Near the ruins of the earlier French Ft. St. Frederick, the British built a large and imposing fort to protect their newly won control of Lake Champlain.  Not long after it was built, the fort suffered a devastating fire.  Today only these ruins are a reminder of the bloody struggle between Europe's two greatest powers for this strategic water route to the heart of the British colonies.
           Crown Point State Park

The Fort at No. 4 in Charlestown, NHFort at No. 4
In 1735 the Massachusetts Bay Colony granted township at No. 4.  By 1744 a palisaded village had been built to shelter settlers during King George's War.    The town was also involved in the later French and Indian War.

Fort Necessity Fort Necessity National Battlefield
In the wooded glen not many miles away and here on this "charming field for an encounter", Lt. Col. George Washington started it all.  Shown here is a reconstruction of the small fort where Washington offered his only surrender to a foreign power.  It was the beginning of the French and Indian War in North America.

Old Fort Western, Augusta, Maine Old Fort Western
New England's oldest surviving fort was built in 1754 as a storehouse and garrison at the head of navigation on the Kennebec River.  During the Revolution, Benedict Arnold used it as the starting point for his unsuccessful attack on Quebec.  In later years it was used as a store and trade center for settlers flooding into northern New England.

Ft. Ticonderoga  Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain
Guarding the strategic waterway from Canada to the heart of the American Colonies, Fort Ticonderoga (earlier the French Fort Carillon), is perhaps the earliest American historic preservation project and one of our most interesting French and Indian War sites.  Through its gates during the F&I War and the American Revolution passed some of our most revered and colorful personalities.
  Ft. FrederickFort Frederick, Maryland

Although its massive stone walls never saw an enemy attack during the French and Indian War, today this fort hosts some of the best reenactment events of the era.  Its location off I-70 in western Maryland makes it easily accessible as a day trip for visitors from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.
        Fort Frederick State Park

       Friends of Fort Frederick


Ft. LigonierFort Ligonier, on Forbes Road in Pennsylvania
Whereas the forts of the Virginia frontier were built by colonial soldiers or civilians, most of the major forts of Pennsylvania and New York were built by British engineers from plans still available in archives.  This fort was unsuccessfully attacked by a large French force as Gen. Forbes made his way to capture Ft. Duquesne.

Fort Niagara 

Olde Fort Niagara, New York
  Having been used by the military up to the 1960s, Old Fort Niagara has one of the longest and most important and interesting histories of war service.  From 1679 when the French first established a trading post (fort) here, until it fell to Britain in 1759, it served as an important post on the Great Lakes.  Today it has a very good interpretative program and several large reenactment gatherings.
Old Fort Niagara

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Ft. Pitt (Ft. Duquesne)

Built on the location of Ft. Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio, Ft. Pitt was the British fort guarding this strategic river location beginning in 1758 on through the Revolution.

Fort Pitt Museum



Ashby's Fort between Pearsall's on the South Branch and Fort Cumberland at Will's Creek. One of the only places were a building supposed to be an original barracks remains of one of Col. Washington's chain of forts on the Virginia Frontier.




Site of Fort Loudoun, Winchester, Virginia. Col. Washington's headquarters fort. Operated by The French and Indian War Foundation.




Conococheague Institute presenting the early cultural and natural history of the Appalachian frontier of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.



General Braddock

Gen. Braddock
Braddock's March is a site devoted to the campaign of Gen. Edward Braddock to take the French Fort Duquesne in 1755; of course, it ended in disaster. The site celebrates the anniversary of Braddock's March in 2005.


New Link
Braddock Battlefield History CenterBraddock Battlefield History Center is a site devoted to the museum newly constructed on the actual site of Gen. Braddock's battlefield. The museum commemorates one of the most famous military engagements in the history of Colonial America, the Battle of the Monongahela, or "Braddock's Defeat" on July 9, 1755 at the beginning of the French & Indian War.



Fort Edwards is proud to be a supporter of the establishment of the
George Washington Frontier Heritage Area

     Some other sites that are of interest to French and Indian War enthusiasts include:

Mount Vernon  Mount Vernon, Virginia
Although it did not look as palatial as this when he first inherited it, George Washington's Mount Vernon is one of America's most hallowed shrines.  The man remembered here is usually the General who won our Revolution or the President who formed our government, but we know he learned his lessons and became a leader in the French and Indian War.
Mount Vernon


See also:

         Fortress of Louisbourg in Canada

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