A crumbling Colonial fort becomes the foundation for Emancipation Day. Nine historians and archaeologists follow Fort Frederick’s lineage as it becomes the birthplace of Reconstruction. Additional films within this series explore the archaeology, history, restoration work, and public engagement at Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve.
A crumbling Colonial fort becomes the foundation for Emancipation Day. Nine historians and archaeologists follow Fort Frederick's lineage as it becomes the birthplace of Reconstruction.
Lesson Plans Under Development
Come along as a team of archaeologists conducts a month-long expedition at Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve uncovering occupations from pre-historic times through the 19th century. Discover the methods and techniques of a dig.
Lesson Plans: Peanut Butter and Jelly Archaeology
Nearly three centuries ago, the colonial government in Port Royal conceded to the settler's demands for a new fort for protection from a Spanish incursion. Although its original mission was short-lived, in 1863 Fort Frederick stood at the epicenter of one of the most important events in U.S. history.
Lesson Plans: Fort Frederick Timeline
In 2014, restoration of Fort Frederick took place using a historic tabby formula. Tabby was the concrete of 18th century coastal Carolina. Making tabby is nearly a lost art, but is kept alive today by a master craftsman.
Lesson Plans: Tabby
Join schools groups and the general public as they tour Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve, learn about archaeology, historic preservation, and the history of the property.
Lesson Plans: Heritage Tourism