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A Short Guide to Frederick, Maryland

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

  1. Monocacy National Battlefield – The site of the Battle of Monocacy Junction in the American Civil War fought on July 9, 1864.
  2. National Museum of Civil War Medicine – Its focus involves the medical, surgical and nursing practices during the American Civil War.
  3. Baker Park – A scenic 44-acre park with a pond & covered footbridge, plus a bandshell & a carillon.
  4. Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum – A 1790s manor house is the focus of this 43-acre history park & museum with interactive exhibits.
  5. Frederick Fairgrounds – The fairs mandate is to promote agriculture and the education of Maryland’s youth.
  6. Everedy Square & Shab Row – A two-block area of more than 30 specialty shops, eateries and services located in historic downtown Frederick.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo – The zoo features safari truck rides that let visitors touch and feed large herbivores in a wooded setting.
  10. 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.
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