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The city of Frederick celebrated 260 years of history in 2005, and the Maryland town has grown rapidly since it was founded in 1745. The county of Frederick, along with the City of Frederick is near numerous Civil War sites, while the town features a range of historic buildings, many which even date to the second half of the 18th century. Numerous covered l9th and early 20th century covered bridges remain popular attractions, along with many of the county’s various museums. The town includes a mix of late Georgian and Victorian architecture with plenty of picturesque houses, and other structures that seem like they were plucked out of the past.
The city is less than an hour away from Washington, DC and Baltimore, but it retains a small town charm, along with a rich art and cultural tradition that includes numerous community theater groups, a Cultural Arts Center, and is also home to the Maryland Shakespeare Festival.The downtown district of the City of Frederick is the region’s premier antique district, with more than 200 dealers in an eight-block area. Here visitors can find various pieces of furniture, clocks, vintage items, glassware and just about anything else old and interesting.