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“Family friendly”

Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums
Ranked #15 of 52 things to do in Frederick
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Owner description: Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums provides visitors with the opportunity to explore life in 18th & 19th century America. The 1790s Manor House was the retirement home of Maryland's first elected goernor, Thomas Johnson. In addition to the Manor House which includes period exhibits and is Children's Museum the property features an ice house, log cabin, blacksmith shop, carriage collection, gardens and Farm Museum.
Boyds, Maryland
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111 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Family friendly”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is great for children as there are many activities for everyone. The house is so interesting and the grounds are beautiful. It's a fun way to spend a few hours entertaining your children. Adults will appreciate the history of the house.

Visited July 2012
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Allentown, PA
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419 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Not Just for Children!”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the home and grounds...........and there was not one child in our group! Although Rose Hill Manor is promoted as a child-oriented site, adults will also enjoy it.

Our costumed tour guide led us though both the beautiful home and various outbuildings located on the grounds. Among the buildings we were permitted to enter were an ice house, a blacksmith's shop, a small log home, and a carriage house filled with gorgeously restored sleighs & carriages. Just to see them was worth the small admission price that was charged.

This is a site definitely worth visiting!

Visited April 2013
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Yorktown, VA
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384 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“A trip back in time”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Our costumed docent gave us an interesting and informative look into the lives of the families that lived in this house over the years. The house is in very good condition and is furnished well. There are several outbuildings on the pretty grounds, including an ice house, blacksmith's shop, small log cabin and a modern building filled with gorgeous, restored carriages and sleighs. The admission price is minimal and well worth it.

Visited April 2013
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Urbana, Maryland, United States
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good place for the little ones to see the past”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

When my three girls were small, I took them to Rose Hill on more than one occasion. It is such an accurate representation of how homes were lived in, how food was cooked, etc. It really opens their eyes to the past.

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738 reviews
361 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
“A Real Plantation in Frederick”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We visited twice, last year and year before and both times it was an interesting and educational experience. The house and gardens, as well as outbuildings are open to the public and there are costumed docents who conduct the tours. The price is right, at about $5 or $6 for adults. This is a lovely way to spend a weekend afternoon.

Visited July 2011
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