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FrederickUnited States of America

History gets a fresh twist in this city, where stylish bars and boutiques spill out of 19th-century buildings and winery trails traverse Civil War battlegrounds. 

Experience the confluence of old and new in Frederick, a captivating city tucked into Maryland’s mountainous western corner. Acclaimed for its superbly preserved historic streetscape, Frederick has retained Federal, Victorian and Civil War-era architecture. Peer behind the façades to find Frederick’s outstanding dining scene, retailers and artisans.

Get acquainted with the city’s historic heart in Downtown Frederick. The 50-block district is characterized by beautifully preserved heritage buildings, such as the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Frederick City Hall. Check out Frederick’s intriguing boutiques, art galleries and artisans’ studios. Find a table at a buzzing café or a restaurant serving American-nouveau cuisine. For fresh produce, visit Downtown Frederick’s regular farmers markets. Alternatively, purchase picnic supplies to enjoy at one of Frederick’s pretty parks. Baker Park and Carroll Creek Linear Park are highlights.

Downtown Frederick serves some of the region’s finest drinks at specialty brewpubs and bars. Find out more about Frederick’s microbrew scene on a brewery trail around the county. For wine buffs, Frederick has a distinguished collection of wineries located in the rolling hillsides between fascinating historic sites.

Learn more about Frederick’s Civil War history when you visit the Monocacy National Battlefield, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine or the city’s Mount Olivet Cemetery.

North of the city, find a slice of wilderness in the Catoctin Mountains. Visit Cunningham Falls or sign up for a safari adventure at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo.

Reach Frederick easily via major interstate highways and an intercity commuter railway. If you are traveling by air, fly into Frederick Municipal Airport. Dulles and Baltimore Washington airports are less than a 1-hour drive away. Explore the city’s historic core on foot or by bicycle. Bus networks are also available. Frederick’s winters are usually mild, while summer is hot and humid. For the region’s most agreeable weather, visit in fall or spring and enjoy the city’s pedestrian-friendly downtown district and magnificent mountain surroundings.

Where to stay in Frederick

Top Hotels in Frederick

Hampton Inn - Frederick
Hampton Inn - Frederick
3 out of 5
5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD
The price is $71 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Westview Promenade and Francis Scott Key Mall. Monocacy National Battlefied and Harry Grove ...

4.1/5Very Good! (824 reviews)

"Great front desk staff and house cleaning rooms are spacious very clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Hampton Inn - Frederick
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Frederick, MD
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Frederick, MD
3 out of 5
5579 Spectrum Dr, Frederick, MD
The price is $84 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Located in the heart of Frederick, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Francis Scott Key Mall, Monocacy National Battlefied, and Westview Promenade. Harry Grove ...

4.1/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"Room was clean. Not enough lighting. No other problems."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Frederick, MD
Home2 Suites by Hilton Frederick
Home2 Suites by Hilton Frederick
2.5 out of 5
4850 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD
Free Cancellation
The price is $88 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Situated in Frederick, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Westview Promenade and within 3 mi (5 km) of Francis Scott Key Mall and Monocacy National Battlefied. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (191 reviews)

"Clean, spacious, room with great amenities: DishWasher, desk, fridge, etc. More importantly my wife loved it."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Home2 Suites by Hilton Frederick
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Frederick

Vintage Cabin in the of Middletown , MD. Pet Friendly and Prime Location
Vintage Cabin in the of Middletown , MD. Pet Friendly and Prime Location
Middletown, MD
The price is $125 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

Situated in Middletown, this historic cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of South Mountain State Park, Musket Ridge Golf Course, and Maryland National Golf Club. Gambrill ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Adorable little cabin

"We enjoyed staying in the cabin. It was very clean and very nicely decorated. Had everything we needed and was in a nice location for visiting Antietam and Harpers Ferry. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2020

Vintage Cabin in the of Middletown , MD. Pet Friendly and Prime Location
Historic House Close to The Potomac River / C&O Canal / Appalachian Trail
Historic House Close to The Potomac River / C&O Canal / Appalachian Trail
Brunswick, MD

Situated in Brunswick, this historic vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of South Mountain State Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and Lockhouse ...

3.8/5Good! (8 reviews)
Scenic spot

"Great location in a nice little town. This space was a perfect place to explore nearby Harper's Ferry. Everything was clean and well-maintained. Really cool items!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Historic House Close to The Potomac River / C&O Canal / Appalachian Trail
Uptown Cottage- Newly Renovated, Super Cute
Uptown Cottage- Newly Renovated, Super Cute
Frederick, MD

Situated in Frederick, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Frederick Memorial Hospital, Roads and Rails Museum, and Baker Park. National Museum of Civil ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)
Charming spot!

"Excellent hosts, we loved the place. Very tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable, with all the things we needed. Loved the outdoor screened patio!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Uptown Cottage- Newly Renovated, Super Cute
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top things to do in Frederick

Reviews of Frederick

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 5, 2020

Seems like a lovely town, the downtown area has been kept in pristine condition and there is a lot of history here. The middle of downtown has a creek running through it and little stone bridges and such. Very classy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 1, 2020

Frederick Maryland is quaint little town with some extremely cool things to do. Downtown is very much left alone and cobblestone streets and candy shops remind you of time past you can only read about.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

Lot's of food and shopping choices

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 4, 2020

Make sure you stop at Black Hog downtown! Excellent food and a fun location!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

Sorry but can't rate something when you were not there to visit the area-just moving family from NC to NY

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

This hotel is closer to the shopping malls, box stores and fast food restaurant areas more than the historic part of Frederick which is about 5 miles away.

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