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Historical Society of Frederick County

24 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701-5402
+1 301-663-1188
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Survey of Frederick County History

Located the heart of the downtown area is Center Street that is lined with historical homes and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New York City, New York
Nice and Free

The gentleman at the Visitors center recommended this museum and as it was just up the street from... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
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Trained docents lead visitors on a journey through Frederick County's past. With historical artifacts, works of art, photographs and other materials from the past, visitors experience the county's rich history and meet interesting characters from the past
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  • Average16%
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24 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701-5402
+1 301-663-1188
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Located the heart of the downtown area is Center Street that is lined with historical homes and buildings from the Revolutionary times through the 19th century. The historical society is housed in an 1820's Federal style home built by Dr. John Balzell.Inside are large spacious...More

Thank Parisian95
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The gentleman at the Visitors center recommended this museum and as it was just up the street from the Civil War Medicine Museum, I decided to give it a try. It is located in a historic home and has exhibits that highlight the house and...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went for a walking tour of Frederick, but had time to tour the Museum. Nice walking tour of some hilights of the city. Well done.

Thank wandabhall
Reviewed 13 September 2016

As a life long resident of the county, embarrassed to say I haven't stopped in before. The historical offering and artifacts are diverse and most interesting. In spite of being familiar with county history, I learned much more. It takes a good hour to thoroughly...More

Thank speedofish
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Some interesting artifacts and quite a few good interpretive panels The house itself is interesting for its having been used as a home for orphaned girls for many years.

Thank jeft
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We took the 90 minute Historic Frederick Tour which was an excellent way to immerse ourselves in the history and culture of Frederick as well as learn our way around. Our tour guide, Sandy, was wonderful. She was pleasant, friendly, and tailored the tour to...More

Thank Colleen F
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It's a nice museum well kept and organized. Some friendly staff for sure. Lots of good exhibits for the county history. Worth a stop and especially if you're going to the church across the street

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Local county historical societies are quite hit or miss in our experience. This was a hit. Not extensive, but quite informative, and I learned a lot more than I might have suspected before entering. Staff was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Goes way beyond just the...More

Thank Texasbaseballfan
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We checked this out the same day we visited the Civil War Museum of Medicine. It was a good timeline of the area, and it was interesting to know that the building had at one time been a home for orphaned girls who were all...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great history-focused organization with wonderful information they're ready to share. I recommend stopping in, especially if it's your first time in town!

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