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Historical Society of Frederick County

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Address: 24 E. Church St, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: +1 301-663-1188
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Trained docents lead visitors on a journey through Frederick County's past....

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 the past

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Impressive, worth the visit!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 tour. Would highly recommend.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 our interests. She shared a wealth of knowledge about Frederick. It was well worth the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It's a nice museum well kept and organized. Some friendly staff for sure. Lots of good exhibits for the county history. Worth a stop and especially if you're going to the church across the street

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Local county historical societies are quite hit or miss in our experience. This was a hit. Not extensive, but quite informative, and I learned a lot more than I might have suspected before entering. Staff was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Goes way beyond just the colonial or civil war period. Worth the stop, but shouldn't take more than an hour.

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We checked this out the same day we visited the Civil War Museum of Medicine. It was a good timeline of the area, and it was interesting to know that the building had at one time been a home for orphaned girls who were all taught how to assimilate into society with the proper knowledge and graces of other girls... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great history-focused organization with wonderful information they're ready to share. I recommend stopping in, especially if it's your first time in town!

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Pikesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We planned our visit at a time when a City historical walking tour was offered. Our tour guide did a great job of showing us the City's highlights.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Although the local visitors center tried to encourage me to do their self-guided tour of Frederick, being a former walking tour guide, I wanted a better picture of town with the Historical Society Walking Tour. Although it was beastly hot out, they did hand out water before we left. I had my own water bottle, and needed it. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Living in Frederick for my entire life, I was pretty sure I knew its history. After talking to the staff at the historical society, I realized my knowledge was way below expectations. The "docents" study and do workshops with each other, just to learn more and to ensure they are able to speak accurately about all the historical items in... More 

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