Frederick County, Maryland is less than one hour from Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, and minutes from Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harpers Ferry. Here you can shop, dine and discover vibrant and traditional American Main Street communities. Scenic byways lead to wineries, orchards, mountains, and Civil War heritage that our county has to offer.
Frederick Visitor Center
151 S. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Your source for visitor information. Open 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily, the Frederick Visitor Center is located in a beautifully renovated circa-1899 industrial warehouse that boasts 2,200-square feet of interpretive exhibits. Visitors can take in the award-winning multi-screen orientation film and get maps and brochures on regional sites and attractions.
Where to Stay
Most of the county’s hotels are located in Frederick, Maryland, which is approximately 16 miles (26 km) from Thurmont, Maryland. Within a week of announcing that the G8 will be held at Camp David, over half of the hotels in Frederick County reported full occupancy during the G8 Summit dates. View update on hotel availability in Frederick County, MD.
Frederick County Government
Frederick County Government - Updates on traffic, road closures, public safety and related issues
At-a-Glance Online Mapping
Frederick County Department of Business Development and Retention
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce
Town of Thurmont
Town of Emmitsburg
Emmitsburg Business & Professional Association, Inc.
Cunningham Falls State Park
Catoctin Mountain Park
City of Frederick
Frederick News-Post - Frederick County Maryland Daily Newspaper
WFMD 930AM - Frederick Maryland News Radio
WTOP 103.5FM/103.9FM - Washington, D.C. all-news radio with news, traffic & weather every ten minutes
Gazette.Net - Maryland Community News Online, Frederick County section