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Busy schedule of events this summer at historic Fort Roberdeau

There will be a number of activities offered this summer at historic Fort Roberdeau in Sinking Valley, just outside of Tyrone.
Their 2007 season schedule is under way. It started May 1 and will run until October 31. Hours include Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This includes guided Fort tours, exhibits, museum shop, special programs for children, nature trails, and picnic facilities. Admission fees are $4 for adults, seniors and groups $3, children under 12 $2.
On the 4th of July, they will host their ‘Star-spangled Celebration’. Everyone is invited to pack their picnic basket and come up to the for lots of revolutionary entertainment and fun.
From July 14 and 15 they will hold their annual ‘Revolutionary War Days’. This event includes reenactments, featuring an 18th century camp, various demonstrations, crafts, food, and a 3 p.m. attack at the fort. Admission fees include $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
On July 27, they will be offering their ‘Young Patriots Program’. This is open to children ages 8-11. They will get the opportunity to spend a 1778 style day in costume as a colonial child, guarding the Fort, playing 18th century games, going on a spying expedition, and making a craft. Admission fees are $20 per child. This program is also available on other dates for youth groups.
On August 15, the Fort Roberdeau Association will host their annual picnic. There will be a delicious picnic dinner and entertainment. Cost is $12 per person.
In September and October, they will offer two different programs for students. The ‘Hands on the Past’ program and ‘A Bridge to the Past’ program will be offered at dates not yet announced.
For more information on these programs, please contact Fort Roberdeau at 946-0048.