Frederick and Western Maryland Sights

Frederick is a great home base for exploring the region's lush mountain forests, powerful national battlefields, and quaint historic towns.

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Community Bridge Mural

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

From an outstretched hand to a Constellation shaped like a drinking gourd, dozens of images and symbols are woven into this sweeping...

Frederick Visitor Center

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After more than three decades in a previous location, a new Frederick Visitor Center is expected to open in early 2011 near the new I–70...

Mount Olivet Cemetery

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Francis Scott Key—who penned "The Star Spangled Banner"—Barbara Fritchie, and the state's first governor, Thomas Johnson, rest in...

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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The critical role that early medicine played in the Civil War is front and center at this museum, believed to be the only one of its...

Roger Brooke Taney House

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Taney began his law career in Frederick, but is best known as the Chief Supreme Court Justice who wrote the controversial 1857 Dred Scott...

Rose Hill Manor Park/The Children's and Farm Museum

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The home of Maryland's first governor, Thomas Johnson, the mansion has been reinvented as a children's museum. Costumed interpreters...

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

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Believed to be the oldest house in Frederick, this unusual stone structure was built in 1756 by German immigrants. Spared from the wrecking...

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

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Named for a prominent family that helped settle Frederick, this former historic flour mill overlooking Frederick's Community Bridge now...