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FrederickUnited States of America

History gets a fresh twist in this city, where stylish bars and boutiques spill out of 19th-century buildings and winery trails traverse Civil War battlegrounds. 

Experience the confluence of old and new in Frederick, a captivating city tucked into Maryland’s mountainous western corner. Acclaimed for its superbly preserved historic streetscape, Frederick has retained Federal, Victorian and Civil War-era architecture. Peer behind the façades to find Frederick’s outstanding dining scene, retailers and artisans.

Get acquainted with the city’s historic heart in Downtown Frederick. The 50-block district is characterized by beautifully preserved heritage buildings, such as the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Frederick City Hall. Check out Frederick’s intriguing boutiques, art galleries and artisans’ studios. Find a table at a buzzing café or a restaurant serving American-nouveau cuisine. For fresh produce, visit Downtown Frederick’s regular farmers markets. Alternatively, purchase picnic supplies to enjoy at one of Frederick’s pretty parks. Baker Park and Carroll Creek Linear Park are highlights.

Downtown Frederick serves some of the region’s finest drinks at specialty brewpubs and bars. Find out more about Frederick’s microbrew scene on a brewery trail around the county. For wine buffs, Frederick has a distinguished collection of wineries located in the rolling hillsides between fascinating historic sites.

Learn more about Frederick’s Civil War history when you visit the Monocacy National Battlefield, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine or the city’s Mount Olivet Cemetery.

North of the city, find a slice of wilderness in the Catoctin Mountains. Visit Cunningham Falls or sign up for a safari adventure at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo.

Reach Frederick easily via major interstate highways and an intercity commuter railway. If you are traveling by air, fly into Frederick Municipal Airport. Dulles and Baltimore Washington airports are less than a 1-hour drive away. Explore the city’s historic core on foot or by bicycle. Bus networks are also available. Frederick’s winters are usually mild, while summer is hot and humid. For the region’s most agreeable weather, visit in fall or spring and enjoy the city’s pedestrian-friendly downtown district and magnificent mountain surroundings.

Where to stay in Frederick

Frederick

Downtown

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Baker Park.

Downtown

Top hotels in Frederick

Motel 6 Frederick, MD - Fort Detrick
Motel 6 Frederick, MD - Fort Detrick
2 out of 5
999 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD
The price is £46 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Situated in Frederick, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Schifferstadt, Hood College and Fort Detrick. Baker Park and Carroll Creek Linear Park are also ...

3.2/5 (496 reviews)

"The room was basic no amenities like microwave or fridge but clean and fine"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020

Motel 6 Frederick, MD - Fort Detrick
Hampton Inn - Frederick
Hampton Inn - Frederick
3 out of 5
5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD
The price is £63 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Westview Promenade and Francis Scott Key Mall. Monocacy National Battlefied and Harry Grove ...

4.1/5Very Good! (810 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Great room. Raining when we got there so decided to stay in for the night. Very relaxing and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Hampton Inn - Frederick
Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
3 out of 5
7226 Corporate Ct, Frederick, MD
The price is £76 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Westview Promenade and within 3 miles (5 km) of Francis Scott Key Mall and Harry Grove ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (690 reviews)

"This horel was clean, comfortable, and reasonable. Breakfast was not included with an Expedia room booking, but could be purchased. Otherwise, great room and location is great."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Frederick

Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
21 E All Saints St, Frederick, MD
The price is £396 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Downtown, this historic holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Carroll Creek Linear Park and National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Baker Park ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Perfect location

"I wanted a getaway with my sister, who.lives in Hagerstown, and this was a perfect location and size for the two of us. We were able to walk to everything we needed, did not use our cars at all during the stay. It was clean and had what we needed. My only suggestion would be to have hand towels and ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Retreat on the Creek - Businees Travelor or Weekend Getaway. Historic District
A Sweet Escape Just Moments From Downtown Fun
A Sweet Escape Just Moments From Downtown Fun
465 W South St, Frederick, MD

Situated in Frederick, this romantic holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Baker Park and Carroll Creek Linear Park. National Museum of Civil War Medicine ...

5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Amazing place - ALL of the amenities!!!

"Top notch home!!! My wife and I do a lot a weekend get-a-ways from NYC and this home was certainly the best we’ve ever stayed in! It was sparkling clean, had so many amenities and things you may not think about as a traveler but when someone provides it (like all of the cotton rounds, hairdryer, ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2020

A Sweet Escape Just Moments From Downtown Fun
Charming "cream of the Crop" Cape ~of Middletown
Charming "cream of the Crop" Cape ~of Middletown
329 S Jefferson St, Middletown, MD

Situated in Middletown, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of South Mountain State Park, Musket Ridge Golf Course and Maryland National Golf Club. Gambrill ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Wonderful stay in Middletown!

"Heather’s properties were perfect as advertised. The houses are in a great location as well, central to the AT Trail, Frederick, wineries and many other wonderful stops nearby"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Charming "cream of the Crop" Cape ~of Middletown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Frederick

National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes
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National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes

Enjoy an outing to National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes during your stay in Emmitsburg. Discover the monuments in this walkable area or seek out its ski slopes.

Baker Park
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Baker Park

Breathe fresh air, go for a stroll or play ball at this city park, which regularly hosts concerts and events in a charming garden setting.

Carroll Creek Linear Park
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Carroll Creek Linear Park

Relax in Downtown Frederick’s serene waterfront park, which was designed as an urban renewal project that would save the city from possible flooding.

Top things to do in Frederick

Civil War Ghosts Walking Ghost Tour
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Civil War Ghosts Walking Ghost Tour

£16
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg Shop & Dine
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The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg Shop & Dine

£38
Per adult
Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience

£61
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience
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Two Flight Indoor Skydiving Experience

£63
Per adult
2 Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Licensed Guided Carriage Tour
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2 Hour Gettysburg Battlefield Licensed Guided Carriage Tour

£45
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Self-Guided Museum Tour
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Self-Guided Museum Tour

£4
Per adult

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