1. Frederick4Less from WFMD – The local radio station provides gift cards for local businesses for half price, usually a $50 gift certificate for $25. Every month several different businesses are highlighted. This is a great way to check out a new restaurant or hair stylist for half the price.
2. Frederick has a wealth of Historical Sites, from Colonial and Revolutionary times, to Civil War times. Many events throughout the year are offered, often with free admission. There are several websites with information about the county’s historical treasures:
- Frederick County Landmarks Foundation – With information about the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, Frontier Days, Frederick Barnstormers Tour, and other events, as well as educational opportunities and preservation news.
- Historical Society of Frederick County – Information about the Roger Brooke Taney House, Downtown Frederick tours, the Museum of Frederick County and Research Center, as well as activities throughout the year. There are children’s activities, book clubs and many other events.
3. Frederick Sites
- Visit Frederick Maryland is a good overall site with information about Parks and Recreation, Historic Places, and The Arts.
- Downtown Frederick Partnership has a lot of information on happenings in the Historic District, downtown Frederick. First Saturdays are a monthly event perfect for exploring Frederick Maryland’s downtown area.
- Frederick.com is a Community website with lots of great resources.
- Frederick Visitor’s Information Center – 151 S. East Street. (301) 600-4047
- Frederick County Tourism has some great apps for both iPhone and Android, Frederick City walking tour, Frederick County visitor guide, and a Civil War Trails app. There is also a Maryland Civil War Trails app.
- Frederick Wine Trail, there are several wineries in and around Frederick, with lots of activities and festivals throughout the year.
- Maryland Brewers Association – supporting the brewing industry in Maryland. Frederick boasts several great microbreweries. Frederick Beer is a local blog, the Beer Guy can keep you informed.
4. Exploring the Great Outdoors in Frederick is a year-round treat. There are several National, State and local parks that offer a host of activities.
- Frederick City Parks and Recreation
- Frederick County Parks and Recreation
- Maryland Parks – There are over 60 state parks, several in or near Frederick include: South Mountain Park, Greenbrier, Gathland, Gambrill, Fort Frederick, and Cunningham Falls
- National Parks in Maryland – include: Antietam National Battlefield, National Scenic Trail, Monocacy National Battlefield, Catoctin Mountain Park, and C&O Canal, and Gettysburg National Cemetery is nearby, and more.
The 2015 fee-free days for National Parks will be:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 19);
- Presidents Day weekend (Feb. 14-16);
- National Park Week – opening weekend (April 18-19);
- National Park Service’s 99th Birthday (Aug. 25);
- National Public Lands Day (Sept. 26); and
- Veterans Day (Nov. 11th).
Check out the National Park Service Passes. Annual passes are available for $80, and Seniors (62 and over) can get lifetime passes for $10! For people with disabilities, passes are free, and there are volunteer opportunities with free passes.
You can purchase Maryland State Park Passports online.
Baker Park Looking East
Or, Explore with Google Map, Frederick Restaurants:
Other Frederick Resources
- Frederick County Public Library – The library has many activities, from book clubs, children’s reading hours, music, and arts and more. There are 8 branches throughout the county.
- Frederick County Public Schools
- Frederick Newspost
Enjoy Exploring Frederick County in 2014-15!
A picture slide show of Frederick:
301-401-5119 – We’d love to help you make Frederick home.