Frederick, Maryland is home to restaurants, wineries, antique shops, historic homes, museums and Civil War battlefields. It’s a must-see destination for any history enthusiast and is the site of two bloody Civil War battles at Monocacy Junction and South Mountain.
Top 10 Things to See in Frederick Maryland
- Monocacy National Battlefield – The site of the Battle of Monocacy Junction in the American Civil War fought on July 9, 1864.
- National Museum of Civil War Medicine – Its focus involves the medical, surgical and nursing practices during the American Civil War.
- Baker Park – A scenic 44-acre park with a pond & covered footbridge, plus a bandshell & a carillon.
- Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum – A 1790s manor house is the focus of this 43-acre history park & museum with interactive exhibits.
- Frederick Fairgrounds – The fairs mandate is to promote agriculture and the education of Maryland’s youth.
- Everedy Square & Shab Row – A two-block area of more than 30 specialty shops, eateries and services located in historic downtown Frederick.
- Schifferstadt Architectural Museum – Built in 1758 it’s the one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Frederick, Maryland, and among the best examples of early Colonial German Architecture in the country.
- Weinberg Center for the Arts – A non-profit performing arts venue. Includes schedule of performances, ticket ordering, center history, virtual tour, seating chart and volunteer opportunities.
- Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo – The zoo features safari truck rides that let visitors touch and feed large herbivores in a wooded setting.
- Gambrill State Park – This park has several hiking trails and is a popular destination for area mountain bikers. There is also a picnic area with a playground and a small pond.