Visitor Center


The Frederick Visitor Center is located less than one hour from Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md., Antietam National Battlefield, and Gettysburg National Military Park. Located at the edge of Downtown Frederick, the visitor center is easily accessible from major highways including Interstate 70, U.S. Route 15, and Interstate 270. Short-term visitor parking, including accessible spaces, is available at designated spaces behind the visitor center. Out-of-county visitors receive three hours of free parking in the nearby East All Saints Street Parking Garagelocated at 125 E. All Saints Street, Frederick.

The visitor center is housed in a beautifully renovated circa-1899 industrial warehouse with 2,200-square-feet of interpretive exhibits. A state-of-the-art theater features the award-winning, multi-screen orientation film, "A Turn of the Wheel." The film is captioned and hearing assist devices are available for the audio. Friendly, knowledgeable hosts can suggest sites and attractions to suit your interest. Maps, guides and information on regional attractions and events is widely available. A small souvenir shop offers items for purchase including Downtown Frederick Gift Cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover & American Express are accepted). Restrooms and a water fountain are located within the building and bike racks are available outside.

Groups planning to visit should reach out in advance so the visitor center can provide welcome bags with area maps and information. The Visit Frederick staff can also provide assistance with group tour itinerary planning. Spacious restrooms and designated short-term motorcoach parking directly in front of the building are two important amenities available to groups.