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Address: 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21701-4127
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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Great for Octoberfest!

Small venue, good Octoberfest food and beer. Gets you away from some of the larger crowd Octoberfest venues in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karey K K
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Frederick, Maryland
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting place to visit if you're into architecture/old buildings. We stopped here on our way into Frederick proper. We didn't pay the $5 to enter the building but looked through the window. :) I guess we were being a bit cheap! Beautiful building! I would have been ok if we didn't stop here!

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small venue, good Octoberfest food and beer. Gets you away from some of the larger crowd Octoberfest venues in the area.

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Adamstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We've seen quite a few old houses recently, but we were very pleasantly surprised by this one . It had several features we haven't seen all the english style houses. It's presented as an architectural museum and i found it very interesting. Particularly the fireplaces and either side of the center hall and the chimney system that meets at an... More 

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Solomons, Maryland, United States
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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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Frederick, Maryland
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9 reviews
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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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Springfield, Virginia
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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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Maryland
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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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Frederick, Maryland
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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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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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Frederick, Maryland
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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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