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Schifferstadt

1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD
301/663-3885
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Frederick
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This house is the oldest in Frederick, Maryland, dating to 1756. Closed during the winter.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This house is the oldest in Frederick, Maryland, dating to 1756. Closed during the winter.

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Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went with my german class to visit this house and had lunch on the picnic tables right outside of it, and also it had a beautiful garden right outside. :) It was very visually pleasing.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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619 reviews 619 reviews
276 attraction reviews
461 helpful votes 461 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I decided to stop at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum on a Sunday afternoon based on the bad weather and it sounded interesting. The museum is one of the oldest buildings in Frederick, MD and the home of German immigrants from the village of Klein Schifferstadt (hence the name). It is only open on the weekends and has limited hours April... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I love this place for its authenticity and connection to real history. The caretakers do an excellent job of preserving and showing many aspects of the building and life as it was led then as well as the family and local connections. And its in the north end of the park so do take the time to walk around and... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Excellent German food, great service, perfect atmosphere, reasonable prices! Wish I could go every day!

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Frederick, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very fun afternoon. Beautiful setting, good crowd. Beer lines too long and struesel not original German recipe... more like Sara Lee

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San Francisco
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Really never thought about surviving the winter until you see a root cellar that had to store food for the family for 5 months. Or beams that are 40' long because they had trees big enough to make a 10x10 that long. If this stuff and the history of the families that lived there interest you. You should go. Nice... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The time to go is in December during the Museums Tour in Frederick. They decorate it for Christmas and have re-enactors that give a taste of what it was like then. Fire on the fireplace. And the interesting part is that parts of the building is exposed so you can see the craftmanship that went into making a traditional farmhouse.... More 

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Allentown, PA
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231 reviews 231 reviews
36 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you are visiting Frederick, MD, don't miss touring this beautiful home built in the German style. Our tour guide, Pat Miller, was filled with knowledge about both the history & architecture of the home. It was fascinating to see the construction of the home, including clever innovations that were used in the 1700's. A must-see!

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Frederick, Maryland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have toured this house many times over the past 20 years and always enjoy seeing the building and introducing out-of-towners to old Frederick history. The people taking care of the house and the tour change from time to time, but are always friendly and knowledgeable. You can't go wrong here. Please leave them a donation to help with upkeep!

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Yorktown, VA
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228 reviews 228 reviews
66 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Anyone with an interest in architecture and local history will enjoy this tour. Our guide was an amazing font of knowledge about the German heritage of this beautiful stone house, built around 1758, and showed us many fascinating details of its original condition interior.

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