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Frederick, Maryland [3] is the second largest city in the state of Maryland. This charming town of approximately 50,000 dates back to the mid 18th century. It is a major antique center with many shops, eateries, galleries and antique dealers.

Get in

By car

From Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, take Interstate 270. Southbound traffic is heavily congested during morning rush hour and Northbound in the evening.

From Baltimore and points east, take Interstate 70.

From Hagerstown and points west, take Interstate 70.

From Gettysburg and points north, take Route 15.

Once in Frederick, there are public parking garages and street parking in the historic downtown area.

By train

MARC [4] provides commuter rail service to Frederick Monday through Friday.

By plane

Frederick Municipal Airport (IATA: FDK) [5] is a small, general aviation airport.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (IATA: BWI) or Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD) are the nearest large commercial airports. It is a 55-minute drive from Frederick to either airport.

Get around


The "Mural Bridge" - Made of concrete and painted to look 3D.
  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  • Barbara Fritchie House
  • Rose Hill Manor
  • Monocacy National Battlefield, 4801 Urbana Pike (Take I-70 south of Frederick and exit Urbana Pike to the park), 301-662-3515, [1]. daily, 8:30am-5pm. Site of a summer 1864 Civil War battle between General Jubal Early of the Confederacy and General Lew Wallace of the Union. Free.


  • Frederick Keys (Harry Grove Stadium), 21 Stadium drive (exit 54 on I-70---then head for the towering lights), (301) 791-6266, [2]. "A-level minor league baseball team, affiliated with Baltimore Orioles." $5-$11.


Frederick is known for a high concentration of antique stores. The majority are located in the historic parts of the city along Patrick St, East St, and along Carrol Creek. There are also a variety of small shops located along Market Street.


Fast food and national chain restaurants are located to the west along Route 40, known as "the golden mile," and south along Route 85 and South Market Street. Smaller, local restaurants are located mainly along Market street in the center of the historic part of town.

AKA Friscos, 4632 Wedgewood Blvd Frederick, MD 21703, 301-698-0018. Great sandwiches and potatoes. The specialty is the 'exploded potatoes.' $5-$10.

Brewer's Alley, 124 N. Market St., 301-631-0089. Typical high quality brewery food. They have a brick oven so pizzas and baked dishes are really good. It's not on the menu, but you can substitute sweet potato fries for regular fries. $7-$20.

Henning's Restaurant, 177 Thomas Johnson Dr. Frederick, MD 21701, 301-668-7777. Very good German food $15-$25.

The Orchard, 45 Market St. N., 301-663-4912. Mostly natural and organic foods. Good selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. $12-$20.

That Cuban Place (TCP Cafe), 300 N Market St. Corner of 3rd St. and Market St.. Very friendly service and great cuban food. As the ever changing menu board says, "Everything is good!" $5-$10.


Brewer's Alley, 124 N. Market St., 301-631-0089. Local brewery with a nice range of beers. The Nut Brown Ale and Oatmeal Stout are very good. Cask aged beers are often available.

Bushwaller's, 209 North Market St., 301-695-6988. Irish pub.


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