Less than an hour away from DC
Frederick, MD is very close to Washington, DC--about 45 miles away. It is also easily accessible from other parts of MD and a drive away from neighboring states like VA, WV, NY and PA.
If you're coming from DC, here's the direction obtained from the Frederick County official website:
Route I-270 North from Washington, D.C. to Frederick. Take Exit 31A (MD Rt. 85 - Buckeystown Pike). Make a left on to Rt. 355. Go through 4-5 lights, stay in right lane. Visitor Information signs will direct you to turn right onto Church Street. One-half block on the left, just past the parking deck, is the Visitor Center, 19 E. Church Street on the left.
Enjoy the drive!
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Take the MARC Trains
The Maryland Area Rail Commuter system has three lines with 43 stations on 143 miles of track in Washington DC, Maryland, and West Virginia. The hub of Maryland's MARC trains is Washington DC's Union Station, the only place where all three rail lines intersect.
While the Penn and Camden lines run the Washington DC to Baltimore corridor, the Brunswick line serves commuters to the west including Frederick and the surrounding area. The Brunswick line has 19 stops including a short spur from the main line into Monocacy and Frederick. The trains typically only run on weekends.
Frederick Airport - FDK
This is where I earned my initial Private Pilot license!
It is a small, uncontrolled field. They don't charge landing fees.
Many corporate jets land here because of the reduces expenses, and it's proximity to Washington DC, especially if doing business on the Maryland side of DC.
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