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Schifferstadt

1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD
301/663-3885
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Ranked #6 of 22 attractions in Frederick
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This house is the oldest in Frederick, Maryland, dating to 1756. Closed during the winter.
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Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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4 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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San Francisco
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44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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