Frederick Travel Guide

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Frederick Things to Do

  • Tourism App

    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)

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  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    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...

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  • Frederick Visitor Center

    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...

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  • National Museum Civil War Medicine

    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...

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  • Antique (and "antique") shopping

    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...

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  • 14 th vermont monument

    the area around the 14 th vermont monument marks the approximate center of the union line. just to the east of this site about 350 union soldiers guarded monocacy junction. general lew wallace's line repulsed two attacks by general early's forces before a third and final confederate assaut forced them to retreat across the monocacy river. the union...

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  • monocacy junction

    the battle of monocacy also known as the battle of monocacy junction was the northern most confederate victory in the civil war. the defeat of lew wallace's forces at monocacy allowed jubal early to proceed to march on to washington. early reached fort stevens in northern washington but did not have enough man power to attack the city. after the...

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  • pennsylvania monument

    the pennsylvania monument is the largest monument on the battlefield. unike many civil war battlefields monocacy has only three union monuments and one confederate monument.

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  • gambrill mill

    gambrill mill was built in 1830 and was run by an interior undershot water wheel. the mill could produce sixty barrels of flour a day. during the battle of monocacy union troops occupied the mill and used it as a field hospital. after the confederate victory at thomas farm general wallace retreated east over the monocacy river and the mill was...

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  • thomas farm

    caught between the two armies, the thomas house became the focal point of the battle, as confederates on worthington farm and union troops on thomas farm faced off in the most furious fighting of the battle. confederate artillery pummeled the thomas house to drive off union sharpshooters. the thomas house was captured and recaptured as the battle...

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  • worthington farm

    confederate cavalry led by general john mc causland crossed the monocacy at worthington-mc kinney ford , then dismounted and formed a line on the fields behind the worthington house. as they marched east toward thomas farm they ran into general james ricketts' line concealed behind a fence separating the worthington and thomas farms. the union...

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  • l' hermitage plantation

    pictured in the back ground is a stone barn dating back to the 1794 l' hermitage plantation. this french caribbean colonial structure is one of the oldest buildings in frederick county.

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Frederick Hotels

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  • Hampton Inn & Suites Frederick Fort...

    1565 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland, 21702, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hilton Garden Inn Frederick

    7226 Corporate Court, Frederick, Maryland, 21703, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Residence Inn Frederick

    5230 Westview Drive, Frederick, Maryland, 21703, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Frederick Restaurants

  • Spanish (from Spain) and Mexican food

    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...

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  • Wanna try new ethnic food?

    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.

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  • hoagies by any other name....

    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...

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Frederick Nightlife

  • by HtenHoope Written Oct 4, 2002

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    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.

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Frederick Transportation

  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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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Frederick Shopping

  • Hip Novelty Store

    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 buy

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  • Candies & Teas Galore

    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...

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Frederick Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 17, 2007

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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.

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Frederick Off The Beaten Path

  • US Route 15

    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...

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  • Oktoberfest

    Just like many places where Germans have immigrated to... the tradition of Oktoberfest is alive and well in Frederick.It included all the trappings of the festival.. good food, drink (beer of course :) ) and entertainment

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  • Mount Olivet Cemetery & Francis Scott...

    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...

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Frederick Sports & Outdoors

  • Glade Valley Golf Club

    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...

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  • Catoctin Mountain Park

    Actually located about 15 minutes North of Frederick near Thurmont, this is a great park that offers hiking, camping and many other outdoor activities!

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Frederick Favorites

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    by risse73 Updated Nov 3, 2008

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    Downtown Frederick
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