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“Great history in heritage home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historical Society of Frederick County

Historical Society of Frederick County
24 E. Church St, Frederick, MD 21701
301/663-1188
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Frederick
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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
Frederick, Maryland
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14 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great history in heritage home”
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, city, and those in need. Harry Grove stadium & School of Deaf facilities are located on land donated by this humanitarium.
John Loats is part of Frederick historical leaders like Francis Scott Key, John Hanson (first president of Contential Congress), Charles Carroll (only Catholic to sign Decaration of Independence), Roger Taney (first Catholic chief justice of Supreme Court that also decided Dred Scott case), and Barbara Fritchie to name a few.

Visited September 2012
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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“don't touch!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

lots of good history and the guides are very well informed but you cannot touch or photograph any exibits no biggie

Visited July 2011
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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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“A Little Bit of Frederick”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I enjoyed getting the brief overview of Frederick and Frederick County.

Visited October 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Not as Interesting as Some other Civil War sites in the area.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

The title sort of sums it up. The staff was very help and friendly but there just is not a lot to see here.

Visited September 2011
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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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“Gorgeous building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Also has many fabulous workshops during the year. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2011
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