old-town feel, quaint, rich in history, and artsy
FAIRLY BUSY TRAFFIC SCENE, BUT NOT TERRIBLE.
We married here and have a home here... going on about a year...We love it
Located only a few miles from downtown Frederick is the Monocacy National Battlefield where the Battle of Monocacy Junction was fought in the American Civil War on July 9, 1864. During this battle the Confederate troops held back and defeated the Union troops and was the last battle the southern troops would carry out in northern territory. While...more
Sugarloaf Mountain is a small mountain just a few miles southeast of Frederick. Historically, the mountain was used as a lookout and signal station by Union troops during the American Civil War during the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Sugarloaf Mountain was also considered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a possible Presidential retreat site;...more
As you enter the downtown district of Frederick, you pass a beautiful area surrounding Carroll Creek. This revived area is a wonderful place to stroll along the creek with its many bridges, including the famous Community Mural Bridge, fountains, and flowers. Rest alongside the creek on one of the many benches or enjoy drinks or a meal at one of the...more
One of the more beautiful spots in downtown Frederick is the Community Mural bridge which spans the Carroll Creek in the Carroll Creek Park area. This bridge is well known for its realistic trompe l'oeil mural which is supposed to represent ‘community’ and has a design influenced by Frederick residents that sent in their ideas to artist William...more
Frederick County Tourism has a nice app for both Iphone and Androidone is A Frederick City Walking Tour and the other is a Visitors Guide, recommended.There is also a Frederick City walking your app as well as a Civil War trails app.Sadly, none of these are free. ($6.99 for most of them)more
If you take I-70, two miles south is the Monocacy National Battlefield. This was a significant battle in the summer of 1864 where Confederate General Jubal Early lead his 15,000 troops and threatened to take over Washington DC. Union General Lew Wallace (later governor of New Mexico) led the union troops. He fought a delaying action, knowing the...more
I have to say that Frederick County did a great job with this center. Located in a remodelled warehouse, they put together several attractive mutimedia exhibits along with the standard racks of information about the County and the attractions. They had a particularly good selection of material about the Civil War and the sites and activities in the...more
The American Civil War was a horribly bloody conflict and Frederick was right at the crossroads of it, near to several major Civil War battlefields. This museum traces the development of treating the war wounded- this ranged from field hospitals to surgery. An interesting museum for seeing how modern military medicine evolved.This museum was...more
Frederick still has lots of farmland around it. Some of this land was of course occupied by large estates. As you get close to the main downtown area you will find a relatively high number of stores that specialize in antiques and collectibles. Have a fun time at least browsing. The Antiques are not usually very old but you can find a pretty good...more
I stayed at this hotel for one night while visiting Frederick because we were considering it for our...more
1565 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland, 21702, United States
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7226 Corporate Court, Frederick, Maryland, 21703, United States
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Good for: Couples
Brewer’s Alley is a brew-pub in the heart of downtown Frederick. We ate here on our earlier visit to Frederick this year and then later hosted a private event at the restaurant in one of their two event rooms. Brewer’s Alley is housed in the Old Town Hall, which gives a historical flair to your dining; in fact, the two private party rooms are the...more
The restaurant is in Frederick's Old Town, which is a nice place on weekends. It markets itself as a Spanish/Mexican restaurant, and seeing that those two kinds of cooking can be quite different, they do a nice job. The restaurant has a nice ambience, plenty of room at the tables and doesn't get too loud or feel too crowded. They set off the...more
The only Venezuela restaurant I've seen outside of Venezuela! There are so many good things to try that you otherwise wouldn't be able to find. Try the arepas, a staple in the Venezuela diet. If you're not in the mood or don't like Venezuela food, they also offer a wide variety of other Latin American foods.more
Submarine sandwiches or hoaggies.... any way you call them they still are the best invention for a traveler since sliced bread.When you're on the road and you want a quick bite to eat that you can take in the car and you don't want Arby's or Wendy's or McDonald's, then go for the submarine shops. This one in Frederick, MD is a good one, easy to get...more
If you are coming down US15 from the northern states and need a quick stop to get a cold refresher, then try this ice cream stand.It doesn't look like much but the Shakes and Cones are just the ticket after a hot summer drive. They have old fashioned banana splits and cherry sundaes too. I like the chocolate cone with chocolate sprinkles or a dish...more
When my friend Becca insisted that we have lunch here, I said, "You've got to be kidding." One look at the oversized candy cane outside and the pastel Fifties interior of the restaurant, and I was sure that this was going to be a major mistake. Plus, I was sure that Frietchie had an E in the middle.I was wrong on both counts. Barbara Fritchie Fine...more
This is a nice place to go out. Every Wednesday night is Ladies Night, where ladies have a chance to win a price around midnight.
Friday night is THE night to go out to Legends.
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night a DJ plays music from 9:00 PM until 1:30 AM and you can dance to the oldies music (60's, 70's, 80's and 90's and sometimes the latest music).
Great place to go out and hanve fun.
Dress Code: Men are required to wear shirts with collars after 9:00 PM.
Parking in downtown Frederick is easy to do. If you cannot find inexpensive or free street parking, pull into one of their five parking garages where the parking is cheap. In fact, in the evenings and on Saturdays, parking is just $2.00; and parking is free on Sundays. The rest of the week it costs 50 cents per hour. The $2.00 rate is from 5 pm...more
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...more
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...more
I love this trendy store that sells cool and hip gift items. It offers merchandise that have a perfect symmetry of the "old" & "new" and the "past" & "present." I especially love their murano-styled wine stoppers. The store has a hodge-podge of gift items that you can select from. Depends what you buymore
Do stop by this candy/chocolate store when in town. They have a wide selection of chocolates, truffles, candies, lollipops, and other sweet treats. Also, they have a wonderful offering of British teas. Chocolates paired with hot tea (black) are one of my favorite things in life. Enjoy! Candies, chocolates, lollipops, and fine tea...more
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I have never stayed overnight in Frederick (we seem to always passing through) so I can not give you first hand account. I can however give you the national crime statistics for this area.
The crime stats rank Frederick as a higher crime risk than the average American town. The most frequent crimes are Assaults, Burglaries and Thefts. Normally those crimes seldom affect tourists during daylight hours, especially if the tourists use common precautions.
There are 94 sex offenders of various severity registered in the Frederick area.
to get more information on these SOs, see the website below.
Lock car door. Don't venture alone in unfamiliar neighborhoods or late at night. Ask the motel desk personnel about any areas they suggest that you avoid. Keep valuables in the motel safe and don't flash your cash. Blending in helps you to avoid being a target.
Be smart; be safe.
North of Frederick you can see the 38 mile Catoctin Mountain National Scenic Byway. This was established as a scenic byway in 1999, though Rt 15 has long been the major North-South artery in Frederick County.The C&O Canal intersects at Point of Rocks, a very nice place to walk, bike.There are several religious shrines along the Byway.There is lots...more
Mount Olivet Cemetery was founded in 1852 to relieve the quickly filling cemeteries of downtown Frederick. The first burial took place here in 1854 and in later years many of the city's smaller cemeteries were actually moved here. Today the cemetery is the final resting place of a handful of former congressmen, supreme court justices, generals and...more
18-hole public course; snackand beverage bar; practice green and driving range.The pro shop has tees and balls and other golf equipment as well as facilities for repairing clubs and a pro who has inside info on each of the holes.$55 is the cost of a round with a cart. The short tee course is 5200 yards and the long tee course is 6500 yards. Both...more
A visit for a day in old-town Frederick is enough to give you a taste of what it is all about. You can have walking tours of historical sites in & around the downtown area. Also, you can shop in the boutique stores and galleries as well as eat at the many restaurants in town. There are also wineries and farms outside of town that you can visit.
Fondest memory: Walking around town, doing some shopping and visiting the Democratic office.