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Historical Society of Frederick County

24 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701-5402
+1 301-663-1188
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Informative local history museum in beautiful historic building

I was there during the pre-Christmas holidays; there was a wonderful Christmas tree exhibit in many... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2014
Ginny1234_5678
Disappointing

Title tells the story - Frederick has a rich history and there really isn't much to see at the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2014
2005-travel-lover
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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 the past
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  • Average15%
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24 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701-5402
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

I was there during the pre-Christmas holidays; there was a wonderful Christmas tree exhibit in many rooms. I also peeked into the research center in the basement and enjoyed the antique grandfather clock collection as well. The building used to be an orphanage for girls...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2014

Title tells the story - Frederick has a rich history and there really isn't much to see at the Historical Society. They do have a decent collection of historical books, but a pretty skimpy array of displays and a surprisingly light map collection. On the...More

Thank 2005-travel-lover
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

My husband and I had such a wonderful time on the Civil War Mayhem Tour in Frederick, MD this evening. We strolled through the town and learned so much interesting history from tour guides Joe and Kristin. They were both so passionate about the subject...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We really enjoyed walking the streets and browsing the shops. Some were very highly priced but had some really cute and unique things. Really enjoyed the select seconds thrift store. It was very reasonable and some great finds

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

The gentleman that was our guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. Frederick has so much history.

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We took a Saturday 90 minute walking tour. Guide was very knowledgable. We stayed on point and covered a good bit of ground during the time. So much history to Frederick that it was sometimes hard to keep Revolutionary stories from War of 1812 from...More

Thank Jill Y
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

The librarians at the Historical Society were nice enough to let me go through some very old original records to help me in my genealogy research. As a bonus, a docent offered a private tour of the museum. Lovely place, lovely people.

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Frederick, Maryland, which is nestled between the foothills that appear in old photographs and the historically significant Monocacy River, is a jewel of a town. Its streets resonate with Upper as well as lower-case history. And it is a pleasure to stroll them. A lively...More

2  Thank BrettBusang
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Hisgtoric place and people at some places were very proud of it.. Ask around & visit the sites. I like Frederic, MD,.

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Reviewed 8 June 2012

lots of good history and the guides are very well informed but you cannot touch or photograph any exibits no biggie

1  Thank Bill D
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