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“Oktoberfest” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Schifferstadt

Schifferstadt
1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD
301/663-3885
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Ranked #17 of 38 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.
Frederick, Maryland
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Oktoberfest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very fun afternoon. Beautiful setting, good crowd. Beer lines too long and struesel not original German recipe... more like Sara Lee

Visited October 2012
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San Francisco
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“1750 German construction using state of the art American parts”
5 of 5 stars 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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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Little Gem Museum”
5 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“A Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“excellent stop”
5 of 5 stars 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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