Fort Roberdeau

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site & Conservation Area

Fort Roberdeau opened in May 1778 to protect an important lead mining and smelting operation during the American Revolution. With 230-acres, Fort Roberdeau features the reconstructed Revolutionary War fort, buildings and smelter, a restored 19th century farmhouse and barn, a modern multi-purpose building (White Oak Hall), hiking trails, picnic tables, geo-caching and costumed interpreters.

Experience the dark Sinking Valley night sky at Mountain Lion Observatory at Fort Roberdeau. With interesting and educational programs led by local astronomers, you’ll have both a knowledgeable and entertaining experience. Peer through top notch telescopes and enjoy presentations, demonstrations and hands-on science activities.

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383 Fort Roberdeau Rd, Altoona, PA 16601

Phone Number

(814) 946-0048

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