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

Besides being an interesting slice of history the Octoberfest is the best in Frederick. The sausages are from Binkerts and are spot on fantastic, the beer is cold and local and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 30, 2017
Dan G
Frederick, MD
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Frederick, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Besides being an interesting slice of history the Octoberfest is the best in Frederick. The sausages are from Binkerts and are spot on fantastic, the beer is cold and local and the vendors have a wide assortment to choose from. Oompah band, 18th century demos and dog friendly. i always look forward to this rain or shine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Great part of Frederick history. Nice tour of home and gardens as life in the early setteling of Frederick City was like. Combine this with a walk of Baker park and downtown Frederick

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We came here to see Octoberfest, the first time in 20 years we've visited the museum. There were vendors and sweepstakes for prizes that day and food and beer and wine sales also. We took the house tour which was very interesting. There were costumed docents who took us upstairs and recited the history of the building and the land... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank colleen m
Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of 5 bubbles 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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