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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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...

Spruce Forest Artisan Village and Penn Alps

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The history and craftsmanship of Upper Appalachia are exhibited at this rustic village where spinners, weavers, potters, stained-glass...

Swallow Falls State Park

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At Swallow Falls State Park, paths wind along the Youghiogheny River, past shaded rocky gorges and rippling rapids, to a 53-foot waterfall.

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...

The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor Center

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At the historic Newcomer House, The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor Center, a new addition to the battlefield...

Thrasher Carriage Collection Museum

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This unique museum has more than 100 carriages amassed by James R. Thrasher, a local blacksmith's son who made a small fortune in business.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

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Shaded by trees near a placid lake at Hagerstown's City Park , the airy galleries of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts hold an eclectic...

Washington Street Historic District

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In the mid- to late 19th century, Cumberland's railroad barons built homes in the Washington Street Historic District, which stretches...

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

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Puffing through dark stone tunnels and along majestic cliffs, this scenic rail excursion allows passengers to relive the glory days of...

Wisp Resort

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The two biggest attractions in the area are Deep Creek Lake and Marsh Mountain, and the Wisp Resort takes advantage of both. Called "the...


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