Frequently asked Questions.

When is the Fort open?

Fort Duffield is open from Sunrise to Sunset all year long.

Do you offer tours? What do tours cost?

Yes. Tours are available by contacting the Friends of Fort Duffield at 502-594-9995 or via

Tours are provided for $ private groups

Military and Scouts are free.

Can you camp there?

Usually not. If you are a Scout troop, we allow overnighters with a Camping Permit. You would be required to sign a release form also.

Can vehicles drive up to or thru the Fort?

If a group wishes a tour or a Scout Troop overnights here, we do allow vehicles up to the Latrine area parking lot only. Bicycles and Horses or any electric multi-passenger vehicles (wheelchairs/mobility scooters excluded) are not permitted in the Fort. There are trails for bicycles and certain trails for Horses in the future. We also have walking trails

How can I become a volunteer?

We always need volunteers, and it is easy to become one. Let us know by filling out the membership form and email to  

There are perks for this also, like a key to drive your vehicle up to the latrine parking lot.

Are pets allowed?

Yes, Pets are allowed. Remember please that there is a leash law. Keep your pets on a leash, some of our visitors are afraid of dogs, cats or any other type of pet. 

Who takes care of the Fort?

Fort Duffield is maintained by Volunteers. They try to keep the Fort clean and make repairs. If you see anything that requires attention, please contact us

Is the Fort wheelchair/ Mobility scooter accessible?

The Pavilion is handicap accessible for sitting and picnicking. The Fort sits on a steep incline of 1/4 mile to the right. Once at the top, there is a wooden walkway that is wheelchair/ Mobility scooter friendly, but the Fort area is uneven grassy ground. The Memorial cemetery is on a steep dirt/ rocky road, and the cemetery is uneven ground. Please call Gary Masterson at 502-594-9995 or Bruce Forin at 502-333-8638  to coordinate driving up the hill.

(please look at the Fort pictures for a look of the grounds)

Do you accept donations?

Yes! Repairs cost money and we encourage donations be place in our donation box at the lower parking lot where the brochures are located. The box requires two-person access. Monies are annotated and discussed in our meeting for deposit. Or, click the link below.