During the Civil War, St. Paul’s Church was used by Union troops of the United States Army. The building and its interior furnishings were used as barricades and for firewood. The building also served as a hospital and for cooking purposes. Following the war, the Vestry sued the United States Government for compensation and was […]
The State Battlefield park encompasses the three gaps (Crampton’s, Fox’s, and Turner’s gaps) that were the scene of the Sept 14, 1862 battle, just days before Antietam.
Schifferstadt is one of America’s finest examples of German colonial architecture. Built ca. 1750, the stone manor house is the earliest known home in Frederick City and is unique for its five plate stove which is the only example in the world in its original position. The house and Heritage Gardens hold living history events […]
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.
The Roger Brooke Taney House, a historic site of the Historical Society of Frederick County, interprets the property owned by Roger Brooke Taney (1815-1823), a Frederick lawyer who later served as the fifth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Fine Victorian railroad station, late 1800s. Used today by MARC passenger trains. Call or visit Website for information on traveling in and around Frederick County.
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized or made a Catholic Saint.
The Museum is the premiere repository of exhibits and artifacts devoted to the technological and procedural advances made in the medical field during the Civil War. It utilizes its collection to heighten public awareness of the modern medical practices that originated on the battlefields and in the hospitals of this once-divided country.
The Museum is located in a restored two-story home built in 1820, by Frederick physician Dr. John Baltzell, in the heart of Historic Downtown Frederick. It is also the office of the Historical Society of Frederick County.