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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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Informative local history museum in beautiful historic building

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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English first
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116 reviews 116 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Palm Bay, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Hisgtoric place and people at some places were very proud of it.. Ask around & visit the sites. I like Frederic, MD,.

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Frederick, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great historical society with excellent research center for those with passion for past. Located in home of original leader of Hood College and then John Loats who was key layman behind building of Evangelical Lutheran Church (275 year old church accross the street) and establishment of orphanage in this home following his death. He left bequest that cared for orphans,... More 

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