Truly one of America’s most distinctive destinations, Frederick County is less than an hour from DC, Baltimore, Antietam, Gettysburg and Harper’s Ferry. Shop, dine and discover a Great American Main Street, scenic byways which lead to wineries and Civil War heritage.

The city of Frederick is renowned for its 50-block downtown historic district and the county is a treasure trove of historic sites and museums including such civil war attractions as the Monacacy National Battlefield, South Mountain Battlefield, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo as well as several fine wineries and breweries.

If you have a passion for shopping, look no further. Here you’ll find hundreds of wonderful antique shops offering treasures from around the world, exquisite artist galleries, as well as delightful orchard markets, and big name retailers.

Gambrill State Park and Cunningham Falls State Park known for its 78-foot cascading waterfall are both located in Thurmont. Frederick Community College, Hood College and Maryland School for the Deaf are all located in Frederick.