Frederick County

Where Hip Meets Historic Everyday

Here, museums meet martini bars, scenic landscapes provide thrill seekers with adventure, and cutting-edge cuisine is served up in Civil War-era buildings alongside unique specialty shops, galleries, museums, and theaters.

Located less than one hour from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Gettysburg, the city of Frederick, Maryland is surrounded by mountain views, wineries, orchards and vibrant Main Street communities. Visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail, visit local breweries, and tour a battlefield all in one day.

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Downtown Frederick

More than 200 specialty shops, art galleries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants call Downtown Frederick home. Quaint small town charm and picturesque scenes are everywhere you look.

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North County

Established around Catoctin Mountain, northern Frederick County offers many tasteful ingredients for a relaxing getaway. Discover incredible hiking, Maryland's tallest cascading waterfall, and enjoy the charms of the countryside and Main Streets.

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East County

Eastern Frederick County continues to maintain the agricultural identity that has sustained it since the County's founding in 1748. Among rolling hills and small towns, you'll find farm fresh produce, farm breweries, wineries, and plenty of fun for the whole family.

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South County

Known for its railroad and canal heritage, abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, quaint shops and eateries, southern Frederick County is home to many opportunities to explore places where history and outdoor recreation collide. 

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West County

The wide Middletown Valley is home to charming Main Street Middletown with shops, dining, and centuries of history to explore. South Mountain stands on the western edge of the region, with a series of state parks and the Appalachian Trail offering opportunities to explore the outdoors. 

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Holiday Events

Festival of Lights Dec 15

Festival of Lights

Don’t miss one of the holiday season’s most inspiring events. Each year the Festival of Lights brings the true spirit of the…

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Holidays in Frederick

Frederick is full of great areas to knock out all of your holiday shopping at once! Celebrate the season of giving and find that perfect one of a kind gift for your loved ones.

Places to Stay

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, Frederick County offers a wide variety of hotel and motel…


Unique Craft Beverage Purveyors

Drink in the view while sampling locally-produced wine, hard-cider, mead, brews, and spirits in Frederick County, Maryland

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    Discover the wineries of Frederick County, Maryland. Sit back, relax and enjoy a personally guided luxury tour to your choice of the finest wineries in the area. View All


    Frederick, Maryland is home to the ever-growing craft brewery scene. With an array of options, you might choose a brewery located in an amazing downtown historic building; or maybe you will choose a farm brewery and take in the beautiful mountain views. View All


    Locally distilled spirits are available to taste at many of Frederick's best venues! Take a tour and sample products like whiskey, gin, vodka, and more. Discover Frederick's remarkable distilling history going back to the decades before Prohibition and its rebirth in the 2010s. View All