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Barbara Fritchie House and Museum

154 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5514
+1 301-698-0630
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New Owners

This house is privately owned and currently has new owners. The previous owners opened the house on... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
via mobile
Interesting history, though house is not original

This is not the original house, but a re-creation of part of the house, as the original washed away... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2016
Baltimore, MD
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May 20, 2017
“New Owners”
Jun 29, 2016
“Interesting history, though house is not original”
154 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5514
+1 301-698-0630
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

This house is privately owned and currently has new owners. The previous owners opened the house on some weekends to allow people to tour it but the new owners are not doing this thus far. The sign is down that once hung from the front...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is not the original house, but a re-creation of part of the house, as the original washed away in a flood. It's a pretty good remake, and used parts of the original house like the floor boards, although part of it is in disrepair...More

1  Thank Bunnydots
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The home looks like it's for sale. But it is a nice older home. Right on the canal. It looks fairly well kept. But again it is not at old as some of the other local historic homes. Worth a drive by.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed May 4, 2016

The house is a re-creation and the story is from the Whittier poem but unsubstantiated and probably false, as even the sign boards admit. So why is it still given prominence? Cheapens history

1  Thank BJaneH
Reviewed April 23, 2016

This was frree myuseum day in Frederick, so we decided to include this on our stop. Not really much to see. just OK.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This place is in a picturesque location, but it is closed now, and the website says it os not open to the public at any time, which I thought was odd since it is clearly a museum. The reading material outside is informative, but minimal.

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Oh, well. This is not the real house; Barbara Fritchie was not the real heroine; a descendant of an eye witness says “Stonewall Jackson riding ahead” is false; and the museum is closed, having passed to private ownership. But, you know, the entire episode related...More

2  Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Although many felt this was a fun place to go, I found the décor and food average, at best. The tables and chairs felt very banquet-ish and the food was just okay. Don't plan to go back.

Thank Shatura
Reviewed September 12, 2015

My daughter and I visited here during a Christmas open house. Very interesting to see how people lived at a different period in our history.

Thank hideyho53
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good food, ample portions. A local bartender told me it is a very popular place to eat. Staff very nice.

Thank Katie G
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