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“Interesting and now more accessible Civil War site.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

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Barbara Fritchie House and Museum
154 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD
(301) 698-0630
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Ranked #15 of 22 attractions in Frederick
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Myersville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Interesting and now more accessible Civil War site.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While the Barbara Fritchie House has long been a staple tourist draw for the City of Frederick, it had seen better days and was difficult to access on foot. Now with the opening of the connecting greenway and promenade along Carroll Creek (links Downtown Frederick with Baker Park), approaching the Barbara Fritchie House on foot is very pleasant, scenic and historic. There are new Historic Markers explaining the events around the famed "alleged" protest by a 95 year old Barbara Fritchie to Confederate General Stonewall Jackson on his Sept. 10, 1862, march through the streets of Frederick, days before the Battle of Antietam. And in a little grove of trees, on the opposite side of the creek, another memorial marker to an 1775 meeting at a nearby tavern of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and General Edward Braddock, planning the ill-fated attack on Fort Duquesne (present-day Pittsburgh) at the start of the French and Indian War. Seeing these historic sites from the creekside perspective allows you to literally step back in time! Worth an afternoon's excursion if you are in the Frederick City area.

Visited June 2014
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Crystal, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Quick View From Street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Walked by it earlier than opened. Looked interesting. Next time in Fredrick will stop in and have a look inside.

Visited March 2014
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Frederick, Maryland
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“A cute little museum and historic house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is a tiny, very cute little house and museum. It is not always open, but try to visit if you are in Frederick. The whole story of Barbara Fritchie is fascinating.

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“Gotta try it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The restaurant is just as it was back when I was a child, very little to no updates. Food is still as I remember also, great home cooked food.
My ALL time favorite is their graham cracker pie. If you stop in, you have to try a slice...you won't regret it!

Visited April 2013
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Columbia, MD
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“The restaurant is not the museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Several reviews on this page refer to the Barbara Fritchie Restaurant, not the historic site; read and post carefully!

Visited April 2013
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