Parkway Elementary School, c. 1960, black and white photograph. Courtesy of the Historical Society of Frederick County, Maryland.
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For more things to see and do in Frederick County visit the Tourism Council of Frederick County web site

Welcome Educators! Frederick County is rich in history and the members of the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium can be a great resource for you and your students. This website is your guide to the various museums, libraries and historic sites that Frederick County has to offer. Whether you are studying aspects of local history, life in the 1800s, industry, agriculture, or the people who shaped our world, the Consortium sites are your source for further exploration. Many of the sites will work with you to shape the programs to fit your students' needs and your goals. We hope you will utilize us to help you link your lessons to the rich history, technology and change that occurred right in your own backyard. Just call or e-mail a site to set up your educational experience!

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AARCH Society

The African American Resources, Cultural Heritage Society of Frederick County is committed to preserving and sharing the history and heritage of African American Culture of Frederick County. We seek to provide opportunities to share through lecture, display and tours, the impact of the African American upon our history.

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PO Box 3903
Frederick , MD 21705

Local: (301) 620-1678


American Red Cross Frederick Chapter

The American Red Cross Information & History Center showcases an extensive collection of Red Cross uniforms, memorabilia, medals, ribbons, Service to Armed Forces items, printed materials and hundreds of pins, medals, patches and badges.

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2 E. Frederick St.
Walkersville, MD 21793

Local: (301) 662-5131
Fax: (301) 845-2689

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Beatty Cramer House

This c.1732 Frederick County, Maryland site features an unusual timber-frame and brick building with an interesting variety of early architectural construction techniques and details, an 18th century springhouse, and a smokehouse. The site holds Historic American Building Survey (HABS) status and is protected by a Maryland Historical Trust Deed of Easement. The site is open for special events and by appointment by calling 301/668-2086 or 301/668-6088.

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9010 Liberty Rd.
Frederick, MD 21701

Local: (301) 668-6088

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Bjorlee Museum

Located on the campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf, the Bjorlee Museum is one of Frederick's newest exhibits. The school opened its doors with 34 students in Sept of 1868 and was housed in two Revolutionary War era stone barracks. The remaining Hessian Barracks is adjacent to the museum. The collection begun in 1872 houses school related artifacts, as well as many items of local interest reflecting aspects of Frederick City's long history. Open most weekdays, please call in advance.

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101 Clarke Place
Frederick, MD 21701

Local: (301) 360-2011
Fax: (301) 360-2044

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Brunswick Railroad Museum

Features huge, interactive HO scale model railroad depicting B&O passenger line from Union Station, DC to Brunswick Freight Classification Yards. Railroad equipment and memorabilia, social history exhibits, photographs, Victorian costumes, furnishings, toy, baseball, and medical history exhibits. C&O Canal Visitor Center and Pete Harper's Children's Hands-On Activity Room located on main floor.

Packages well with: C & O Canal National Historical Park, Gathland State Park

40 W. Potomac St.
Brunswick, MD 21716

Local: (301) 834-7100
Fax: (301) 834-4101

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Catoctin Center for Regional Studies

The Catoctin Center for Regional Studies, a collaborative effort of the National Park Service and Frederick Community College, promotes the study of the region's history through research projects, teaching, internships, publications, conferences, workshops and preservation efforts.

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7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702

Local: (301) 846-2400

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Catoctin Furnace/Cunningham Falls State Park

In operation from 1776 to 1903, the Catoctin Iron Furnace was a community in itself. Founders, miners, clerks, charcoal makers, storekeepers, teamsters, and others came together under the iron master's supervision. A furnace stack, the iron master's Manor House ruins, and self-guided trail. Daily: 8am-sunset.

Packages well with: The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, Catoctin Mountain Park, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Route 806, Catoctin Furnace Village
Thurmont, MD 21788

Local: (301) 271-7574
Fax: (301) 271-2549

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Catoctin Mountain Park

The Catoctin Mountain offer a wealth of scenery, wildlife, wildflowers, historic buildings, hiking trails, scenic drives, camping, and fly-fishing. Looking for something different? Try spending the night in a historic cabin in Camp Misty Mount; for reservations call (301) 271-3140. Pets, on leashes, are permitted in outdoor areas but not in buildings.

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6602 Foxville Rd.
Thurmont, MD 21788

Local: (301) 663-9388
Fax: (301) 271-2764

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Central Maryland Heritage League/Lamar Cultural Heritage Center

This non-profit land trust preserves South Mountain Battlefield sites and is restoring two historical structures, the Lamar Center and the Dahlgren Chapel. Call first.

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200 W. Main St.
PO Box 721
Middletown, MD 21769

Local: (301) 371-7090

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C&O Canal National Historical Park

The C&O Canal NHP preserves the remains of the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal as well as valuable wild spaces along the Potomac River shoreline from Washington DC to Cumberland MD. The Canal’s entire 185-mile long towpath is restored, open to hikers and bikers year ‘round and is accessible from many points in Frederick County including the Mouth of Monocacy Road near Dickerson, Nolands Ferry, Point of Rocks, Lander and Brunswick. Mule-drawn canal boat rides are offered at Great Falls MD and in Georgetown DC, Apr-Oct, Wed-Sun 11am, 1:30 & 3pm. Call 301-767-3714or visit the website.

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1850 Dual Hwy # 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Local: (301) 739-4200
Fax: (301) 739-5275

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