Fort Roberdeau opened in May 1778 to protect an important lead mining and smelting operation during the American Revolution. With 230-acres, Fort Roberdeau, a national historic site, features the reconstructed Revolutionary War fort, buildings and smelter, a restored 19th century farmhouse and barn, a modern multi-purpose building (White Oak Hall), Space and Time Discovery Trail, Blue Bird Nature Trail, gazebos, and picnic tables. Stop in the gift shop for a guided tour of the fort grounds. The Fort buildings are open May 1-October 31, Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm. The park grounds are open 8am-sunset year-round.
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.