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Address: 154 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: (301) 698-0630
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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 in a flood. It's a pretty good remake, and used parts of the original house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bunnydots
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Baltimore, MD
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Baltimore, MD
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 (cracks in the walls and a hand rail completely pulling off the wall as you... More 

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New York City, New York
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1,532 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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

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Thank BJaneH
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Tom B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,903 reviews
1,554 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,504 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 by John Greenleaf Whittier is such a part of Americana, and the spirit expressed is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Shatura
Montrose, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank hideyho53
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

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Thank Katie G
New Market, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There are clear and informative signs outside. The place is tiny but a visitor gets the feeling Barbara is in the next room. There was a docent inside who was fantastic about further facts. He engaged the young and old. Great place to stop in.

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