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Historical Society of Frederick County

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Address: 24 E. Church St, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: 301/663-1188
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Trained docents lead visitors on a journey through Frederick County's...
Trained docents lead visitors on a journey through Frederick County's past. With historical artifacts, works of art, photographs and other materials from the past, visitors experience the county's rich history and meet interesting characters from the past
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Interesting for Civil War history

Free, self guided tour. Offers interesting perspectives on slavery and Civil War. Not very big but if time allows, do walking tour with volunteer

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Free, self guided tour. Offers interesting perspectives on slavery and Civil War. Not very big but if time allows, do walking tour with volunteer

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is a very small place, but you do get to see some of the history of the county. It is housed in a former household. The bedrooms are on display here. The downside it that it is small and not really a place to go out of your way for.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Housed in a once opulent residence, the exhibits chronicle the history of historic Frederick, including exhibits outlining the history of the use of the property. Once used as an orphanage for young girls, the Historical Society is now quartered in what might be noted as one of the grandest buildings in town! There are also facitilites available for special uses... More 

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

They have a nice collection of artifacts and pictures that go back to the French and Indian War. It is a small museum but very descriptive. The mansion is very nice .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I was there during the pre-Christmas holidays; there was a wonderful Christmas tree exhibit in many rooms. I also peeked into the research center in the basement and enjoyed the antique grandfather clock collection as well. The building used to be an orphanage for girls and is in a beautifully preserved condition---it is like stepping back into time. I loved... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Title tells the story - Frederick has a rich history and there really isn't much to see at the Historical Society. They do have a decent collection of historical books, but a pretty skimpy array of displays and a surprisingly light map collection. On the brighter side, it is a nice building and the staff are very friendly. If you... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I had such a wonderful time on the Civil War Mayhem Tour in Frederick, MD this evening. We strolled through the town and learned so much interesting history from tour guides Joe and Kristin. They were both so passionate about the subject and conveyed that through their stories. My husband and I love history and enjoyed this... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We really enjoyed walking the streets and browsing the shops. Some were very highly priced but had some really cute and unique things. Really enjoyed the select seconds thrift store. It was very reasonable and some great finds

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The gentleman that was our guide was so knowledgeable and interesting. Frederick has so much history.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We took a Saturday 90 minute walking tour. Guide was very knowledgable. We stayed on point and covered a good bit of ground during the time. So much history to Frederick that it was sometimes hard to keep Revolutionary stories from War of 1812 from Civil War.

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Additional Information about Historical Society of Frederick County

Address: Address: 24 E. Church St, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: 301/663-1188
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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