Frederick, MD Visitor Center

151 S East St. Frederick, MD I 301-600-4047

The Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin your trip to Frederick! Housed in a beautifully renovated circa-1899 industrial warehouse, the visitor center holds 2,200-square-feet of interpretive exhibits. A state-of-the-art theater features an introductory film about Frederick. A wide variety of maps, guides and information on regional attractions and events are available.


Open 7 days a week


Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day


Welcome message inside the Frederick Visitors Center

Adventure Starts Here

Visitor Center Desk

Friendly and knowledgeable Visitor Services Specialists are happy to suggest sites and attractions to suit your specific interests. A small souvenir shop offers items for purchase including Downtown Frederick Gift Cards. A state-of-the-art theater features a new orientation film about Frederick, captioned in English. Infrared assistive listening devices are available upon request and can be secured at the front desk with identification. Headsets are distributed free of charge (subject to availability). There are wheelchair-accessible seats and bathroom facilities located here.

Group Visits

Group Tour at Visitor Center 18

If you are planning a group visit, please reach out to the visitor center in advance. The visitor center can provide welcome bags with area maps and information as well as assistance with group tour itinerary planning. Spacious restrooms and designated short-term motorcoach parking directly in front of the building are available to groups.

Getting Here


Located at the edge of Downtown Frederick, the Visitor Center is easily accessible from major highways including Interstate 70, U.S. Route 15, and Interstate 270. Short-term visitor parking, including accessible spaces, is available at designated spaces behind the visitor center. Out-of-county visitors receive three hours of free parking in the nearby East All Saints Street Parking Garage, located at 125 E. All Saints Street, Frederick. Bike racks are also available.