Things To Do in Downtown Frederick

Whether you are looking for a special date night or a family fun outing, Downtown Frederick is full of fun things to do!

History, Arts, and Culture

  • 48 E. Patrick St.
  • 301-695-1864

Dedicated to telling the medical story of the Civil War - a story of care and healing, courage and devotion amidst death and destruction, while laying the foundation for modern medical care. We are now open 7 days a week! M-Sat 10-5 and Sun 11-5. For guided tours (Monday through…

  • 24 E. Church St.
  • 301-663-1188

Begin your adventure at the Crossroads of American History with a self-guided tour of the Museum of Frederick County History! Explore Frederick County history through our exhibits, public programs, family “Hands-on-History” activities, optional guided tours, beautiful gardens…

  • 151 S. East St.
  • 301-600-4047

The Frederick Visitor Center is on the site of the former Frederick Spoke Factory, which was in active production at the end of the 19th century. The current day building's history can be traced to circa-1899, when it was constructed as a warehouse of the Monocacy Valley Canning…

  • 40 S. Carroll St.
  • 301-698-0656

Located adjacent to Carroll Creek Park in historic Downtown Frederick, this award-winning art center offers more than 250 classes and workshops and 50 exhibits each year. Exhibits by local, regional, and national artists and groups in 7 galleries change monthly. Public programs…

  • 20 W. Patrick St.

The Weinberg Center is a showcase for performing arts in Frederick that enhances our area’s cultural life. Frederick's historic 1926 movie palace is home to year-round quality entertainment: professional music, dance, and theater; classic movies, and family entertainment. The…

  • 31 W. Patrick St.
  • 301-694-4744

Maryland Ensemble Theatre features live, professional performances of contemporary and original works ranging from comedy to drama to musicals virtually every weekend. Professional children's theater on weekend afternoons. Actor training classes.

  • 125 East All Saints Street
  • 13016730029

The African American Resources, Cultural Heritage Society of Frederick County is committed to preserving and sharing the history and heritage of African American Culture of Frederick County. We seek to provide opportunities to share through lecture, display and tours, the impact…

  • 118 E. Church St.
  • 703-309-3826

Gaslight Gallery offers contemporary art in an historic setting. Solo shows change out every few months to provide a diversity of artistic visions. Regular gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 6 PM

  • 15 N. Market St.
  • 301-695-4050

DISTRICT Arts is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of the historic district in downtown Frederick, MD. The gallery features local, regional and nationally recognized working artists. The gallery program places an emphasis on styles and techniques that evoke the modern world…

  • 15 W. Patrick St.
  • 301-600-2828

Opened in 2019, the Ausherman Black Box Theatre serves as the home of New Spire Arts. We inspire creative engagement for the Frederick, Maryland community by providing programming centered around live music and the performing arts, accessible to all ages. We curate vibrant…

  • 59 S. Carroll St.
  • 301-662-4190

Sky Stage temporarily transforms a boarded property in the heart of Frederick, Maryland’s downtown historic district into an interactive building-scale public art work. This pre-Revolutionary War building was damaged by a major fire in 2010 and has no roof. Now, the plywood…

  • 69 S. Market St.

The mural, designed and painted by artist Rafael Blanco, features jazz great and Frederick native Lester Bowie. Bowie, born in 1941 in Frederick County, grew up in St. Louis and began studying trumpet with his father as a boy. He was a cofounder of St. Louis’s Black Artists…

Parks and Trails

  • 50 Carroll Creek Way
  • 301-600-1450

Spanning more than a mile through the heart of hip and historic Downtown Frederick. This creek walk offers more than just a beautiful view; specialty shops, outdoor dining, breweries and a distillery are among the businesses located along the park.

  • 121 N. Bentz St.
  • 301-600-1450

Baker Park is located in Downtown Frederick's. This 58-acre park features a carillon, band shell, tennis courts, softball and baseball field, Culler Lake, a public swimming pool, and numerous playgrounds for children. Park features concerts and children's theater in the summer…

  • Chapel Alley between Fifth & Sixth Sts.
  • 301-600-1492

The Beneficial Society of Laboring Sons of Frederick was established in 1837 to provide a proper burial for free Black residents of Frederick, including many of the city's industrial workers. The cemetery was established in 1851 and contains the remains of more than 100 people…

  • 201 N. Bentz St.
  • 301-600-1450

The only park in Maryland that commemorates soldiers from every American war from the French and Indian War to the Gulf War.

Breweries and Distilleries

  • 124 N. Market St.
  • 301-631-0089

Frederick County's original brewpub. Contemporary American regional cuisine and wood-fired pizza oven complement fresh beer brewed on premises along with other craft beer. Brewer’s Alley’s location at 124 North Market Street is steeped in Frederick history. The first residents of…

  • 35 S. Carroll St.
  • 301-825-5921

Hand-distilled craft spirits in Downtown Frederick with beautifully renovated tasting room available for weddings, parties, and corporate events. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4:00-8:00pm Saturday, Sunday 12:00-8:00pm

  • 55 E. Patrick St.
  • 301-360-5888

Woman owned. Locally crafted. Dedicated to distilling unusual and unconventional spirits. Hours: Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m…

  • 340 E. Patrick St., Ste. 104
  • 240-578-4152

A 7 barrel microbrewery that focuses on testing the limits of our imagination and your palate! Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 4-10PM Friday and Saturday: 12-11PM Sunday: 11AM-8PM

  • 526 N. Market St.
  • 240-877-7392

Downtown Frederick's go-to spot for a wide range of finely crafted beer, brewed on-site. Friendly staff, pet friendly outdoor patio, games, and regular live music. Tuesday - Friday 2-10PM Friday and Saturday 12-11PM Sunday 12-7PM

  • 340 East Patrick St., Suite 102
  • 301-471-0901

Located in the Union Knitting Mills Building along Carroll Creek. Steinhardt Brewing creates the best artisan beer possible by combining tradition, creativity, and the finest ingredients. A small, family owned brewery that is passionate about all beer!

  • 400 Sagner Ave.
  • 301-338-8229

Attaboy Beer is an independent brewery and taproom right off of Carroll Creek. Our beer is proudly brewed in Frederick, MD for all the hard-working folks out there who deserve a cold beer at the end of a long day. Go on you've earned it: ATTABOY! We have a rotating group of food…

  • 24 S. Wisner St., Suite 110
  • 301-338-8229

FANCY BEERS. FANCY PARTIES. From the makers of Attaboy Beer, the Attaboy Barrel House is a modern wedding and events venue in Frederick, Maryland. The Barrel House Specializes in small-batch barrel aged beers alongside staple Attaboy beers and hard seltzers. With 6500 Sq Ft, we…

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Best Brunch in Frederick, MD Dec 28

Best Brunch in Frederick, MD

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Freshly squeezed mimosas, eggs straight from the farm, and an atmosphere so pleasant…