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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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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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Must visit in Historic Frederick MD

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Delaware
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The librarians at the Historical Society were nice enough to let me go through some very old original records to help me in my genealogy research. As a bonus, a docent offered a private tour of the museum. Lovely place, lovely people.

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Frederick, Maryland, which is nestled between the foothills that appear in old photographs and the historically significant Monocacy River, is a jewel of a town. Its streets resonate with Upper as well as lower-case history. And it is a pleasure to stroll them. A lively arts scene has sprung up among clusters of Federal-era, as well as more flamboyantly ostentatious... More 

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