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Address: 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: 301/663-3885
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This house is the oldest in Frederick, Maryland, dating to 1756. Closed...

This house is the oldest in Frederick, Maryland, dating to 1756. Closed during the winter.

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Time Warp Opportunity

The Schifferstadt Museum represents oldest surviving structure in historic Frederick. It has been lovingly restored and apparently haunted for some time making for entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
Hey_Joe54
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Solomons, Maryland, United States
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Solomons, Maryland, United States
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275 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The Schifferstadt Museum represents oldest surviving structure in historic Frederick. It has been lovingly restored and apparently haunted for some time making for entertaining and engaging visits. Authentic reenactors make for a trip back to 1700's inside and outside the restored home. Worth an hour or less for tour and experience!!

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1 Thank Hey_Joe54
Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Lots of great historical info We love the herb garden...they even grow hops. Herb signs give medicinal information for each variety

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1 Thank colleen m
Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't be expected to be dazzled by original to the family or period pieces of furniture, fine dinnerware, silk reproductions, or fully restored rooms on your visit to Shifferstadt. The value in visiting this home is to see, in its original and unrestored glory, the German architecture of this home, which is in stark contrast to techniques employed in Colonial... More 

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3 Thank BDM05
Maryland
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a restored homestead including the house and gardens. There are reenactments (check the schedule) and other activities. If there are no scheduled activities it is somewhat limited in appeal, but the activities and reenactors make it fun.

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1 Thank MarylandDan
Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Schifferstadt is worth a visit all year long. For me it was a nice surprise to get to know that Schifferstadt was built from people of my home state Rhineland-Palantine, just 30 min away from my hometown. For sure everybody should at least once attend the annual Oktoberfest!

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Herndon, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are at all a history or architecture fan, or have an interest in Germans or are simply curious, this is a worthwhile stop. The tour takes about 45 minutes which you would think would be overkill, but it's not. It's very interesting. It's free but a $5 per person donation is suggested. The house was built by and... More 

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2 Thank Joe C
Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a "day in the life" sort of place - you get a feel for how the settlers lived when this part of Maryland was being settled by German and English, and later Irish, immigrants. Tools, garden, restored rooms -the whole thing.

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1 Thank skyJim
Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Went with my german class to visit this house and had lunch on the picnic tables right outside of it, and also it had a beautiful garden right outside. :) It was very visually pleasing.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 617 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I decided to stop at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum on a Sunday afternoon based on the bad weather and it sounded interesting. The museum is one of the oldest buildings in Frederick, MD and the home of German immigrants from the village of Klein Schifferstadt (hence the name). It is only open on the weekends and has limited hours April... More 

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4 Thank wbullseye
Frederick, Maryland
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I love this place for its authenticity and connection to real history. The caretakers do an excellent job of preserving and showing many aspects of the building and life as it was led then as well as the family and local connections. And its in the north end of the park so do take the time to walk around and... More 

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