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“1750 German construction using state of the art American parts”
Review of Schifferstadt

Schifferstadt
Ranked #14 of 52 things to do in Frederick
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Owner description: This house is the oldest in Frederick, Maryland, dating to 1756. Closed during the winter.
San Francisco
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“1750 German construction using state of the art American parts”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Really never thought about surviving the winter until you see a root cellar that had to store food for the family for 5 months. Or beams that are 40' long because they had trees big enough to make a 10x10 that long. If this stuff and the history of the families that lived there interest you. You should go. Nice guys telling the stories and nice gift shop.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Rohrersville, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Little Gem Museum”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The time to go is in December during the Museums Tour in Frederick. They decorate it for Christmas and have re-enactors that give a taste of what it was like then. Fire on the fireplace. And the interesting part is that parts of the building is exposed so you can see the craftmanship that went into making a traditional farmhouse. They had kids activities when I was there but it was a special time.

Visited December 2012
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Allentown, PA
Level 6 Contributor
425 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“A Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you are visiting Frederick, MD, don't miss touring this beautiful home built in the German style. Our tour guide, Pat Miller, was filled with knowledge about both the history & architecture of the home. It was fascinating to see the construction of the home, including clever innovations that were used in the 1700's.

A must-see!

Visited April 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
363 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“excellent stop”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have toured this house many times over the past 20 years and always enjoy seeing the building and introducing out-of-towners to old Frederick history. The people taking care of the house and the tour change from time to time, but are always friendly and knowledgeable. You can't go wrong here. Please leave them a donation to help with upkeep!

Visited December 2012
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Yorktown, VA
Level 6 Contributor
393 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Architectural gem - don't miss!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Anyone with an interest in architecture and local history will enjoy this tour. Our guide was an amazing font of knowledge about the German heritage of this beautiful stone house, built around 1758, and showed us many fascinating details of its original condition interior.

Visited April 2013
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