A historic display at Rose Hill Manor.
Museums by Candlelight
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Museums by Candlelight

A FREE Holiday Program For All Ages

2017 Event Details Coming Soon

Frederick County’s numerous historic sites and museums provide visitors with a living reminder of this area's splendid past. During Museums by Candlelight, special programming and hands-on fun will delight visitors of all ages, and special children's activities are featured at most locations.

This is a self-guided event.  Visit many locations, or just a few, in any order.  Enjoy period demonstrations, living history vignettes, hands-on crafts, refreshments, tours, music, holiday decorations and historic settings by candlelight as night falls.

2016 Museums by Candlelight is hosted by the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium with support from Frederick County Bank and The Frederick-News Post.

More Information

You are welcome to stop by the Frederick Visitor Center for more information. The Visitor Center is located at 151 S. East Street in Frederick, Maryland, or call 301-600-4047 or 800-999-3613 for more details.

Inclement Weather Policy

Cancellation of Museums by Candlelight will not occur unless the Maryland State Police (MSP) declare that the Snow Emergency Plan is in effect for Frederick County. If this happens, the entire event will be cancelled.  Isolated circumstances can warrant individual museum cancellations.  A power outage, burst pipes, or roads that have not been cleared, may be reasons for a last minute museum cancellation. If in doubt, contact museums individually prior to visiting.