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Historic Spaces and Garden Oases

Historic Spaces and Garden Oases

Three Days / Two Nights

Frederick County is home to many historical residences and serene gardens.

Day One

Museum of Frederick County History
The Museum of Frederick County History is located in an 1820's Federal-style mansion that maintains a unique collection of furnishings, art and memorabilia from Frederick's past. A highlight of the property is the formal sitting garden.

Downtown Frederick
More than 200 specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants can be found in bustling Downtown Frederick.

Day Two

Rose Hill Manor Park
Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums provide visitors with a look at early American life; transportation history and the agricultural history of Frederick County. Thomas Johnson Maryland's first elected Governor spent his retirement at Rose Hill Manor. The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park specializes in providing child friendly exhibits and programs and brings history alive for children of all ages.

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Tour the home of the first American born Saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton. Self-guided and docent lead tours of the grounds include a video presentation depicting Elizabeth Seton's life and accomplishments, the original 1770's farmhouse and the colonial style and the beautiful basilica dedicated to her memory.

Carriage House Inn
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Carriage House Restaurant in Emmitsburg  was built circa 1857, and the building became the Zimmerman and Maxwell Feed and Grain Warehouse in 1877. After the turn of the century, it served as a broom factory and later a bus depot. The restaurant offers quality and gracious service in an elegant country atmosphere.

Day Three

A family farm devoted to growing a wide range of plants. Tour herb and rose gardens, learn how to dip candles or make a flower wreath. A variety of hand-on programs are available.

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum
Schifferstadt is one of America's finest examples of German colonial architecture. The 1758 stone house is one of the earliest known homes in Frederick and has several unique architectural features such as the five-plate stove, which is the only example its original position. A historically accurate 18th century garden completes the story of everyday farm life.

Frederick Wine Trail
Explore the Frederick Wine Trail where you can travel historic roads to vintage destinations. The Frederick Wine Trail is made up of several wineries and their combined 120+ acres of vineyards. Together these wineries are responsible for over half of Maryland’s wine production.

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