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|American Civil War
Camp David is located in the historically rich area and is surrounded by multiple American Civil War battlefields. 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the first Confederate invasion of Union territory, Gen. Robert E. Lee's 1862 Maryland Campaign.
|Historic Houses and Gardens
The historic sites and museums of Frederick County provide visitors with a living reminder of our grand past.
|Religious Pilgrimages & Mountain Retreats
The very roots of religious tolerance can be traced to Maryland, so it’s no wonder Frederick County is home to a variety of religions and historic houses of worship. The City of Frederick's picturesque cluster of church steeples was distinguished in John Greeleaf Whittier’s poem, The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie. He wrote, "The clustered spires of Frederick stand, Green-walled by the hills of Maryland."
From the C&O Canal, to the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the untamed beauty of the Potomac and Monocacy Rivers, Frederick County offers a wide range of recreational opportunities.
|Art & Architecture
Frederick is recognized as an Arts and Entertainment District. Art galleries, local specialty shops, restaurants and some museums stay open late on the first Saturday of every month for First Saturday. Visit the nationally acclaimed Community Bridge Mural, where an artist has transformed a plain concrete bridge into a permanent illusion of an old stone and ivy covered bridge.
Spend the weekend antiquing in the quaint shops that can be found in many Frederick County towns. Downtown Frederick boasts over 200 antique shops, many within easy walking distance of each other. Other towns featuring antique and specialty shops include New Market, Middletown, Emmitsburg, Thurmont, Brunswick, and Mount Airy.
|Shopping & Dining
Frederick County is home to many unique shops and restaurants, including many wonderful independently owned establishments on our downtown main streets. Our specialty retailers have offerings to satisfy a variety of interests. Downtown Frederick alone is home to over 200 antique dealers, several clothiers, home furnishing stores and jewelers. Many restaurants in Frederick’s downtown historic district, which is fast becoming a culinary destination, offer great weekend musical entertainment following the dinner hour.
|Fall Foliage & Scenic Drives
The foothills of the Catoctin Mountains are truly spectacular as the leaves change color. Leaf peekers are rewarded for their efforts with healthy doses of vibrant colors in early to mid-October.
|Frederick Wine Trail
Experience the beauty, magic, and flavor of the Frederick Wine Trail. With the Frederick Wine Trail, you are invited to discover some of Frederick County’s best agricultural bounty: with its beautiful vineyards and outstanding wines. The Trail is made up of nine wineries and their combined 120 acres of vineyards. Together these wineries are responsible for over half of Maryland’s wine production. From the cluster of four wineries in the outskirts of Mt. Airy to the edge of Montgomery County and even in downtown Frederick, you will find a wide selection of fine wines, warm hospitality and a glimpse of the ancient art of wine making.