The Frederick

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Places to Reflect on Memorial Day Weekend in Frederick County

Memorial Day weekend rolls around every year with family barbeques, baseball games, and the unofficial opening of the summer vacation season. This special weekend has roots in the aftermath of the Civil War, with a holiday called “Decoration Day” commemorating the Union soldiers who died in that…

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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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Haunted Happenings in Historic Frederick

Take a "spirited" tour through historic Downtown Frederick... Frederick, Maryland has been billed as "the most haunted city in Maryland" and with good reason. The city's long and storied history is full of tales of soldiers, famous local residents, and moments that shaped our nation's history…

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Summer Family Fun in Frederick County

Frederick and family fun go hand-in-hand, especially during the warm weather months! There’s so much for adults and children to see and do together - here are ideas for memorable experiences for all ages in Frederick County! Hit the Trail There is an abundance of great, family-friendly trails in…

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Coming Soon to Frederick

There are always new and exciting reasons to visit Frederick County and this year is no exception. A variety of new businesses and attractions will be opening in the near future. Be on the lookout for more information about these experiences soon! Visitation Hotel Frederick - Expected in 2024…

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