Sat, Oct 21|
Fort Daniel Archaeological Site
15th Annual Frontier Faire
Learn About Frontier Life & The Cool Weapons at The Fort Daniel 15th Annual Frontier Faire – Photograph by Robert Coffey
Time & Location
Oct 21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fort Daniel Archaeological Site, 2505 Braselton Hwy, Buford, GA 30519, USA
About The Event
Are you a reenactment fanatic? Or maybe you love archaeology, and want to see how the latest and greatest technology is uncovering secrets from the past? Come check out this wonderful and educational event that is sure to be fun fo rthe whole family.
It’s the 15th Annual Frontier Faire on Saturday, October 22nd, 2023. The Fort Daniel Foundation and Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (a chapter of the Society for Georgia Archaeology SGA) hosts this event every year. This fort was crucial to the development and settlement of the area that would become Atlanta.
Fort Daniel’s history stretches far back into our past, when military forts were constructed to protect the European settlers that were swarming Native American lands. While nobody is certain when the first Fort Daniel was built, by the early 1800’s a fort existed on the highest part of Hog Mountain in what is now northeastern Gwinnett County.
The Hog Mountain Fort was strategically situated at the south end of the 1785 Treaty of Hopewell (Cherokee lands) and north end of the 1790 Treaty of New York (Creek lands).