The Frederick

Field Guide

A story with every step

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Jake Wynn

Jake Wynn is the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager for Visit Frederick. His passion is American history - something you can find in abundance in Frederick. 

Top Sustainable Visitor Attractions in Frederick County, MD

In Frederick County, Maryland, the spirit of sustainable living and environmental stewardship is a year-round celebration. From the rolling hills of our vineyards to the treetop adventures in our hillside forests, we have many visitor experiences and attractions that are dedicated to protecting and…

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Claire McCardell - Famous Footsteps in Frederick

Born in Frederick, Maryland in 1905, Claire McCardell moved to New York as a young woman and pursued a career in the fashion industry. The impression she made and the designs she innovated became a part of American fashion history. Her legacy in the fashion world continues to be celebrated today…

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Things to do in Middletown, MD

Walking along Main Street in historic Middletown is like journeying back into the past. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find reminders of the town’s long and storied history dating back to 1767. Main Street itself tells much of the story of this Frederick County community’s growth and development over…

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Fun things to do in Brunswick, MD

The sound of distant train whistles shrieking through the mountains and the rumble of passing locomotives have long been part of the landscape in Brunswick, Maryland. Brunswick History Commission This lively little city on the Potomac River has experienced a revival in recent years, inspired by…

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Best Food From Around The World in Frederick, MD

Travelers to Frederick will quickly come to realize that this region loves its local restaurants. Ask any local and recent traveler to the region, and you’ll probably get a long list of favorite restaurants and places to find the best beer, cocktails, or wine in Frederick County. Among these…

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Experience the Tradition of Making Maple Syrup

Photo courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources It’s no secret that Frederick is full of interesting history and unique traditions. Winter is on its way out and that means one of the oldest and most popular annual events, the Maple Syrup Festival in Thurmont, is about to begin. After a…

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