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Historical Society of Frederick County

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Address: 24 E. Church St, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone Number: 301/663-1188
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Trained docents lead visitors on a journey through Frederick County's past....

Trained docents lead visitors on a journey through Frederick County's past. With historical artifacts, works of art, photographs and other materials from the past, visitors experience the county's rich history and meet interesting characters from the past

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Excellent Walking Tour

We took the 90 minute Historic Frederick Tour which was an excellent way to immerse ourselves in the history and culture of Frederick as well as learn our way around. Our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We took the 90 minute Historic Frederick Tour which was an excellent way to immerse ourselves in the history and culture of Frederick as well as learn our way around. Our tour guide, Sandy, was wonderful. She was pleasant, friendly, and tailored the tour to our interests. She shared a wealth of knowledge about Frederick. It was well worth the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice museum well kept and organized. Some friendly staff for sure. Lots of good exhibits for the county history. Worth a stop and especially if you're going to the church across the street

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Local county historical societies are quite hit or miss in our experience. This was a hit. Not extensive, but quite informative, and I learned a lot more than I might have suspected before entering. Staff was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Goes way beyond just the colonial or civil war period. Worth the stop, but shouldn't take more than an hour.

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We checked this out the same day we visited the Civil War Museum of Medicine. It was a good timeline of the area, and it was interesting to know that the building had at one time been a home for orphaned girls who were all taught how to assimilate into society with the proper knowledge and graces of other girls... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a great history-focused organization with wonderful information they're ready to share. I recommend stopping in, especially if it's your first time in town!

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Pikesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We planned our visit at a time when a City historical walking tour was offered. Our tour guide did a great job of showing us the City's highlights.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Although the local visitors center tried to encourage me to do their self-guided tour of Frederick, being a former walking tour guide, I wanted a better picture of town with the Historical Society Walking Tour. Although it was beastly hot out, they did hand out water before we left. I had my own water bottle, and needed it. The guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Living in Frederick for my entire life, I was pretty sure I knew its history. After talking to the staff at the historical society, I realized my knowledge was way below expectations. The "docents" study and do workshops with each other, just to learn more and to ensure they are able to speak accurately about all the historical items in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Free, self guided tour. Offers interesting perspectives on slavery and Civil War. Not very big but if time allows, do walking tour with volunteer

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is a very small place, but you do get to see some of the history of the county. It is housed in a former household. The bedrooms are on display here. The downside it that it is small and not really a place to go out of your way for.

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