Downtown Frederick, named as one of the Prettiest Painted Places in the nation, abounds with historic architecture, public art and hundreds of events throughout the year.
Visit Frederick is the Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick County, Maryland. Frederick County, Maryland is less than one hour from Washington, DC, Baltimore, Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harpers Ferry. Downtown Frederick, named as one of the Prettiest Painted Places in the nation, abounds with historic architecture, public art and hundreds of events throughout the year. Sip nationally acclaimed wines along the Frederick Wine Trail or taste award winning brews on brewery tours. Remember events that change the nation during the American Civil War at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine or Monocacy National Battlefield. Reflect on the life of the first American-born canonized saint at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Honor the author of our national anthem with a visit to Mount Olivet Cemetery, the final resting place of the Star Spangled Banner author Francis Scott Key. Sample the scenery at one of the many orchards, creameries, or farmers' markets. Dine on fresh, local food prepared by critically-acclaimed chefs like Bryan Voltaggio. Shop at unique boutiques, specialty shops, and antique emporiums. Hit the links on top golf courses, including PB Dye Golf Club. Visit Frederick operates the Frederick Visitor Center, open 7 days a week and houses interpretive exhibits and an award-winning, multi-screen, orientation film. Friendly, knowledgeable Visitor Center Hosts can help suggest sites and attractions to suit your interests.