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Historical Society of Frederick County

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A Fine Historical Society Museum

Gorgeous antiques, portraits of local dignitaries, several beautiful grandfather clocks, a variety... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Very good historical museum

My wife and I toured this museum on a recent trip. The exhibits were well done and gave a good view... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Dale H
Boise, Idaho
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Trained docents lead visitors on a journey through Frederick County's past. With historical artifacts, works of art, photographs and other materials from the past, visitors experience the county's rich history and meet interesting characters from...more
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24 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701-5402
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous antiques, portraits of local dignitaries, several beautiful grandfather clocks, a variety of rooms on two floors furnished in various period styles, and a small gift shop make this elegant building a worthwhile visit. Some fascinations on local history, including African-Americans, Early National leaders, women,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I toured this museum on a recent trip. The exhibits were well done and gave a good view of historical happenings in and around Frederick, Maryland. The clock collection is especially good. The staff was very helpful. We are glad we stopped.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dale H
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Definitively must do. Take the very inexpensive and well done tour. Nothing like a knowledgeable person to show you the town

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, MD, is one of the oldest Lutheran communities East of the Mississippi River. A stop by its twin spires and old nave is quite a step back in history. One will not only enjoy its history as a Lutheran church, but...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ron R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Located the heart of the downtown area is Center Street that is lined with historical homes and buildings from the Revolutionary times through the 19th century. The historical society is housed in an 1820's Federal style home built by Dr. John Balzell.Inside are large spacious...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The gentleman at the Visitors center recommended this museum and as it was just up the street from the Civil War Medicine Museum, I decided to give it a try. It is located in a historic home and has exhibits that highlight the house and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went for a walking tour of Frederick, but had time to tour the Museum. Nice walking tour of some hilights of the city. Well done.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank wandabhall
Reviewed 13 September 2016

As a life long resident of the county, embarrassed to say I haven't stopped in before. The historical offering and artifacts are diverse and most interesting. In spite of being familiar with county history, I learned much more. It takes a good hour to thoroughly...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank speedofish
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Some interesting artifacts and quite a few good interpretive panels The house itself is interesting for its having been used as a home for orphaned girls for many years.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jeft
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We took the 90 minute Historic Frederick Tour which was an excellent way to immerse ourselves in the history and culture of Frederick as well as learn our way around. Our tour guide, Sandy, was wonderful. She was pleasant, friendly, and tailored the tour to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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