Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum

Historical Homes, Historical Sites, Museums, Historical Homes, Historical Sites, MuseumsFrederick, MA

Rose Hill Manor was built 1789-1792 by the daughter and son-in-law of Governor Thomas Johnson, a close friend and associate of George Washington. Johnson lived at Rose Hill during the last years of his life.

Frederick County purchased the property for a county park in 1968 and created the first rural hands-on history museum in the United States designed for elementary school-aged children. The 43-acre park includes a Children's Museum, Carriage Museum, and Farm Museum that focus on 19th century life.

Children are able to play with early American toys and learn about tools of the era. The Park also offers annual spring and fall festivals featuring home style foods, steam engine demonstrations, farm animals, hay rides, music, antique tractor pulls, and much more.

Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum

1611 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Frederick County, MD


Daily history tours are led by costumed Museum Interpreters who are trained in educational, historical, and age-appropriate information. The tours, which can be up to two hours long, cover the historic home, the garden, outbuildings and Carriage Museum. The Farm Museum (self-guided) has exhibits of agricultural practices and farm family life.


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