Fort Roberdeau ~ Part One

In Blair County their is a replica of a fort that was built to protect a lead mining operation during the American Revolution.  It is called Fort Roberdeau ~ The Lead Mine Fort.  You can click on this LINK to get more information

I toured it on Saturday.

*note - the photo below looks a little different because I was fooling around with the settings in my camera and made it an HDR image*


 there is a farm on the grounds too. they use the old barn for a gift shop and small museum.

 approaching the front gate.



 front entrance to fort.

 inside the gate are these four houses to the right. The first and bigger one is the officer's quarter's. We will visit that today.

 writing desk

 bare necessities

rope bed. would you like to sleep on one of these. they may be fairly comfortable

looking across the compound from inside the door.

Next week we will visit the storage house and barracks.

Linking with OUR WORLD TUESDAY
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Comments

Stephanie said…
I love these tours of old places to visit. So much history. Wonderful images!
lorik said…
Looks like a great place to visit and lots of opportunity for photography. My favourite pics are the series of houses and the "bare necessities" ones.
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Rose said…
I would love to visit this place...you got some great shots of the inside...well outside, too. But just really thought the inside ones were good.

My first thought on the one with bed is how narrow it was!
Hannah said…
The fort is interesting, and the furnishings inside. Do they do reenactments there? There is a Fort Vancouver in the PNW, it's curious because their outer wall is vertical logs instead of horizontal, so I would think it would be harder to climb, perhaps that fort didn't have Indians nearby? Fort Vancouver has evening shows they put on with a "play" going on of historical events, progressing through the evening, meal preparation, arrival on horses of soldiers and Indians, the meal and dancing, then people departing, so you see different things depending on when you get there.
Karen said…
Loving all the logs!
Mascha said…
Thats a Fort like from a picture book, with such a model we've played as children ... nice to see it real on your photos :-)
Amy said…
wow very cool! looks like my sort of place to visit
Phil Slade said…
It looks just like one of those forts I would see in the black and white western films I would watch as a boy. Thanks for the memory Felicia.
HOOTIN ANNI said…
Excellent!!! I, no doubt, could spend hours in the area.
Stewart M said…
Nice pictures.

I think rope bed like the one in your shots here are the origin of the "phrase "sleep tight" - as a reference to keeping the ropes from sagging.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Minoru Saito said…
Hi! It's very interesting post. The rope bed looks very cool. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you nice days.
Roan said…
This is the kind of place I like to visit while vacationing. I consider myself a minimalist—less is more. So when I look around my house today, I think the bare necessities is a great way to live. Of course, my bare necessities would have to include a computer! Thanks for linking up!
Tom said…
Wonderful photos of a great looking place. Tom The Backroads Traveller
PerthDailyPhoto said…
So interesting Felicia.. it's hard to imagine those walls holding much out for too long though, so simple compared to fortifications.. and weapons these days unfortunately :(
Helma said…
A very nice blog with reportage replica of the fort.
Nice and clear pictures and also really great to see. It gets me going places;-)
Amy Burzese said…
What a neat place. I love the shot of the writing desk.
Montanagirl said…
Super looks at a place. I like the perspective of that front entrance shot.
TexWisGirl said…
very cool place with some SERIOUS fencing. ;)
Linda W. said…
I love visiting these historical sites. Always amazing to think how people lived back in those days.
LV said…
Makes you appreciate more what you have.
Oh, this is my kind of place!
I love visiting historical places and this one looks so interesting and is in wonderful condition!
Debby Ray said…
What an awesome place...with some GREAT fences too! Love the history behind plces like this too! Great pics!
Birgitta said…
So interesting to look at your photos here! Good job!
A Quiet Corner said…
What a great replica!...:)JP
Halcyon said…
I love visiting places like this. Can't wait to see more. :)
Grandma C said…
Thank you for the tour and great photos! American history is very interesting.
DeniseinVA said…
A wonderful tour Felicia, great photos!
Brian King said…
It looks like a lot of work went into that! I love the barn and the stone foundation!
Marie said…
Wonderful! I love that the Fort has been accurately re-created and is open for tours. Love the way the buildings look. I am crazy about log structures. The link was so interesting as well. Great photos too!
I love tours like this, they really make history come alive -- and it's such a painless, fun way to learn. Reading your post is the next best thing. (I have seen those rope beds in similar places and always wanted to try one too.)
Linda said…
Interesting post! I like history and my tag for Living History has 105 posts: http://webcroft.blogspot.com/search/label/Living%20History
Valerie said…
Love that red barn! Thank you for taking us along on your tour.
Thanks for sharing, I've only ever seen a fort in cowboy movies. I look forward to seeing the rest of the quarters next week.

Diana
Sarah said…
Great photos, I especially love the one of the writing desk.
What a fascinating place Felicia, love old historical places like this!
Sigi said…
It was very interesting for me to see once as an old fortress.
Thank you for the beautiful pictures and information to you.
Many greetings from Germany
Sigi
Sandra said…
thanks for the visit, i would love to see this in person. i have not seen the walls of a fort built with the logs long ways, most of them are standing on end... love all the photos
Daniel LaFrance said…
Wonderful post! Taking a walk back in history is for most of us... a real eye opener.