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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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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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Historical Society Walking Tour Excellent Introduction to Town

Although the local visitors center tried to encourage me to do their self-guided tour of Frederick, being a former walking tour guide, I wanted a better picture of town with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Although the local visitors center tried to encourage me to do their self-guided tour of Frederick, being a former walking tour guide, I wanted a better picture of town with the Historical Society Walking Tour. Although it was beastly hot out, they did hand out water before we left. I had my own water bottle, and needed it. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Living in Frederick for my entire life, I was pretty sure I knew its history. After talking to the staff at the historical society, I realized my knowledge was way below expectations. The "docents" study and do workshops with each other, just to learn more and to ensure they are able to speak accurately about all the historical items in... More 

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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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