Attractions & Things to Do in Frederick Maryland

Frederick is a little bit city, and a little bit country

Ranked the #6 Best Downtown in America (2014), Frederick is the best-kept secret in Maryland. Tall church steeples rise above 18th-century brick buildings that house martini bars, boutique shops and restaurants. Frederick was even selected as one of “America’s 12 Prettiest Painted Places” (2012).

Carroll Creek Park, with its broad walkways, starts at beautiful Baker Park, and winds through the center of town. It is the site for many festivals and concert events.

The State of Maryland has designated downtown Frederick as an “Arts and Entertainment District”. For performing arts (music, dance, film, comedy) there is the Weinberg Center and the Maryland Ensemble Theatre. There are also several art galleries art galleries.

Frederick Inn Bed & Breakfast is located 5 miles south of town. To reach us, you will have to pass lush fields of corn and pastures dotted with Black Angus cattle. Perhaps you will want to take more drives through the scenic countryside. For example, our County has half of the remaining covered bridges in the State of Maryland.

Or ride your bike on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail. The trail stretches for 184 miles along the Potomac River, but you can select any distance you want since there are multiple places to get on and off. The closest access point from the inn is about 6 miles.

There are a half dozen wineries on the Frederick Wine Trail. And if that is not enough for you, you can check out more quality vineyards on the Virginia side of the river.

Frederick Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in the Heart of Civil War Heritage Area. There are dozens of sites related to the War Between the States. Two of the main ones are the Monocacy National Battlefield and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

The Historical Society of Frederick County maintains the Roger Brook Taney house. There a number of other museums and historical sites in the County.

We are very proud of our local institutions. Hood College is an independent liberal arts college known for its outstanding faculty, research opportunities and experimental learning. Princeton Review rated it as one of the “Best Northeastern Colleges”.

Fort Detrick is a United States Army Medical Command installation. It supports a multi-governmental community that conducts biomedical research and development, medical materiel management, and the study of foreign plant pathogens.

And let us not forget about our national pastime. The Frederick Keys baseball team is a minor league affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles organization.

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