What to See and Do

Frederick County offers an array of visitor experiences that will excite and delight adults and children of all interests.

Chartered in 1748, Frederick County is a treasure trove of historic sites and museums. Highlights include The City of Frederick’s renowned 50 block downtown Historic District, the Historical Society of Frederick County, our many historic bridges, the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Brunswick Railroad Museum C&O Canal Visitor Center, and such Civil War attractions as Monocacy National Battlefield, South Mountain Battlefield State Park, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Those who prefer the great outdoors will want to explore our 90 national, state, county and municipal parks, as well as recreational facilities which include whitewater rafting, the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, and Frederick Keys minor league baseball. Frederick County is also home to several fine wineries and breweries.

If you have a passion for shopping, look no further. Here you’ll find hundreds of wonderful antique shops offering treasures from around the world, exquisite artist galleries, as well as delightful orchard markets, and big name retailers.

Whether you’re in the mood for regional or international specialties, you’ll love our many restaurants. In the evening hours, hang around for a live musical or theatrical performance.

While there is much to see and do here, Frederick County is just minutes away from such attractions as Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Annapolis, MD, Harpers Ferry, WV, and Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields. Stay with us and see it all!