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Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums

Address: 1611 North Market Street, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: 301 600 1646
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Ranked #10 of 23 Attractions in Frederick
Type: Historic Sites, Children's Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums provides visitors with the opportunity to explore life in 18th...
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Type: Historic Sites, Children's Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums provides visitors with the opportunity to explore life in 18th & 19th century America. The 1790s Manor House was the retirement home of Maryland's first elected goernor, Thomas Johnson. In addition to the Manor House which includes period exhibits and is Children's Museum the property features an ice house, log cabin, blacksmith shop, carriage collection, gardens and Farm Museum.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was a great hands-on touch museum for children. I had 2 preschool children with me and they thoroughly enjoyed playing with many wonderful colonial items. Each room, both upstairs and downstairs had an amazing variety of opportunities for fun and learning. The two staff ladies who were there were friendly and helpful. There were buildings outside that you could... More 

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Sterling
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This Federal era home hosted the Johnson family in 1800. Also featured are beautiful flower and herb gardens, a Children's Museum, a carriage house with many historic carriages, ice house, log cabin, etc. Tours of the house and grounds are available. Visitors are offered handmade mint tea, made daily in the mansion's kitchen.

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Park requires an entry fee. Has many things going on throughout the year. Heritage days, cival war encampments, etc. You can also tour the house. Nice big area well maintained.

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Frederick, Maryland
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334 reviews 334 reviews
118 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited for the 1st time back in May 2014 to attend the 2nd annual Festa Italiana. The parking was free, but there was an entrance fee of $10/person to get into the festival. It was for a good cause though, the Habitat of Humanity of Frederick County. Soon after entering we got to exchange our American dollars for fake lira... More 

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Walkersville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went to the civil war enactment and encampment with grandson. Th experience was very worhwhile and historical for both of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Thomas Johnson, first Governor of Maryland and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States died in this house, owned by his daughter and son-in-law. His niece was married to President John Quincy Adams. The lovely historic house and grounds are well worth a visit.

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Rose Hill Manor in Frederick is a hands on museum showing how the life would have been in the 19th century. They are visited by lots of school groups and there were lots of 4th graders touring when I was there. I enjoyed the fact that they have designed the rooms in the house with children and education in mind.... More 

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Frederick
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was the retirement home of the first governor of Maryland, and a close friend of George Washingto., our first President. The home has been recently restored, and is open for visitors, as are the grounds. Guided tours are available. The guides are in period costumes, and trained to be very knowledgeable about the history of the place. Seasonal festivals... More 

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Larbert
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was a fantastic day out. The museum was full of old toys, clothes, kitchen utensils, musical instruments and there were signs every where saying try out these things and see how the folk lived here. The kids had a great time with the toys and the adults too enjoyed reminiscing about some of the toys they had in their... More 

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Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The park seems to be well kept and clean. The house and outbuildings were also well kept. We enjoyed the tour of the house and learning all about how life was back in time.

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