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Address: 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: 301/663-3885
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Description: This house is the oldest in Frederick, Maryland, dating to 1756. Closed...
This house is the oldest in Frederick, Maryland, dating to 1756. Closed during the winter.
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If You Like Design and Engineering, This is Your Place to Go!

Don't be expected to be dazzled by original to the family or period pieces of furniture, fine dinnerware, silk reproductions, or fully restored rooms on your visit to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Springfield, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't be expected to be dazzled by original to the family or period pieces of furniture, fine dinnerware, silk reproductions, or fully restored rooms on your visit to Shifferstadt. The value in visiting this home is to see, in its original and unrestored glory, the German architecture of this home, which is in stark contrast to techniques employed in Colonial... More 

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Maryland
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a restored homestead including the house and gardens. There are reenactments (check the schedule) and other activities. If there are no scheduled activities it is somewhat limited in appeal, but the activities and reenactors make it fun.

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Frederick, Maryland
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Schifferstadt is worth a visit all year long. For me it was a nice surprise to get to know that Schifferstadt was built from people of my home state Rhineland-Palantine, just 30 min away from my hometown. For sure everybody should at least once attend the annual Oktoberfest!

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Herndon, Virginia
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are at all a history or architecture fan, or have an interest in Germans or are simply curious, this is a worthwhile stop. The tour takes about 45 minutes which you would think would be overkill, but it's not. It's very interesting. It's free but a $5 per person donation is suggested. The house was built by and... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a "day in the life" sort of place - you get a feel for how the settlers lived when this part of Maryland was being settled by German and English, and later Irish, immigrants. Tools, garden, restored rooms -the whole thing.

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Frederick, Maryland
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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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680 reviews
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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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75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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
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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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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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