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“A museum where you can touch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums

Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums
1611 North Market Street, Frederick, MD
301 600 1646
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Ranked #13 of 44 things to do in Frederick
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Owner description: Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums provides visitors with the opportunity to explore life in 18th & 19th century America. The 1790s Manor House was the retirement home of Maryland's first elected goernor, Thomas Johnson. In addition to the Manor House which includes period exhibits and is Children's Museum the property features an ice house, log cabin, blacksmith shop, carriage collection, gardens and Farm Museum.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A museum where you can touch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was a fantastic day out. The museum was full of old toys, clothes, kitchen utensils, musical instruments and there were signs every where saying try out these things and see how the folk lived here. The kids had a great time with the toys and the adults too enjoyed reminiscing about some of the toys they had in their youth (no batteries then). We all had fun with the marble run and the tumbling cars. Papa had to be reminded that there were other things to see. The girls, old and young were fascinated with the modes of dress and the lengths that the females had to go to get 'dolled up'. The tour of the outhouses including the servants quarters and the ice house were very well done and the period dressed guide was very informative about the way of life and the living conditions. We will be back when we have a longer time to spend in the grounds.

Visited October 2013
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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The park seems to be well kept and clean. The house and outbuildings were also well kept. We enjoyed the tour of the house and learning all about how life was back in time.

Visited August 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Its wasn't a bad tour but wasn't anything extraordinary either. The docent was very nice and took my son & me to the carriage house which had numerous carriages - well worth the request to see it.

Visited August 2013
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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice historical house and Civil War reenactment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a really nice place to spend a day. They have a Civil War reenactment, which usually takes place the second weekend in July every year. It is a great place to take your family and learn about history. There are food vendors and lots to do.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Step back in time and see how they lived”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Rose Hill Manor is a beautifully preserved building with a very family friendly feel.

Kids can touch and play with things in the house and learn how people lived 100 years ago.

A nice thing to do when in Frederick.

Visited April 2013
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