Frederick Historic District

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Frederick was a regional market and industrial center well into the 20th century. During the Civil War, Frederick was witness to three Confederate invasions, thirty-eight skirmishes and two major battles (South Mountain and Monocacy) as hundreds of thousands of soldiers marched through the community.

The preserved structures in and around downtown represents a variety of styles, forms and reflects its history. Today, more than 200 specialty shops, art galleries, antique stores, museums, theatres and restaurants can be found in Downtown Frederick's 50-block historic district.

Special events are held year-round, and every Friday Night, over 40 stores and restaurants on Market Street, Patrick Street, and at Shab Row/Everedy Square are open until 6:00 pm or later. Downtown Frederick's parking options include four parking decks and surface parking lots plus on-street metered parking also is available throughout the area.

Frederick Historic District

151 South East Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Frederick County, MD


The Historical Society of Frederick County offers seasonal guided walking tours of the Frederick Historic District, conducted by certified guides for a nominal fee. The tours depart from the Frederick Visitor Center, 19 East Church Street, May – October on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. A self-guided walking tour brochure is also available at the Visitors Center.


Frederick, MD — The city of Frederick is the county seat of Frederick County, the largest county by area in the state of Maryland. The city of Frederick witnessed a steady stream of Northern and Southern soldiers and…


Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.
151 S. East Church St. Frederick, MD 21701
301 228-2888 or 800 999-3613