Named Kern's Stockade, it was among the largest forts in the county at the time and was regarded as a safe haven for many family settlements and soldiers, particularly during wartime. It has been renovated several times over the years but still retains some of its original features from the 16th century, including its exterior log walls. It is also a popular site to excavate Indian and wartime relics (such as musket balls and arrowheads), and many people geocache in the area. The Delaware and Mingo Indian Tribes were active in the area and had relations with the Fort; they were part of what the Fort offered protection against.
Inscribed on Kern's Fort is the following text: This Tablet marks the site of Kern's Fort, erected at the beginning of Dunmore's War, 1774, placed by the Elizabeth Ludington Hagans Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1927. In October 1927, the message was placed on the fort on a bronze plaque by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Daughters placed it there to memorialize the fort in appreciation for being located near a spring that furnished water for our ancestors in the fort when it was surrounded by warlike redskins. Wars that involved Kern's Fort included the French and Indian War and the Dunmore's War.