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Museum of Frederick County History

Museum of Frederick County HistoryMuseum visitors discover the story of Frederick County from the Colonial period, through the Civil War, to the present day with the help of trained docents. Permanent and special exhibitions draw on the Society’s rich collection of historical artifacts, photographs and documents.

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Roger Brooke Taney House

Roger Brooke Taney MuseumBuilt in the 1790s, the Roger Brooke Taney House is a rare architectural survival from 18th century Frederick. Life of the middling class in the Early Republic era is interpreted and the unique aspects of slavery in Frederick County are emphasized in the slave quarters.

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Frederick County Archives and Research CenterSpecializing in Frederick County genealogy and local history, researchers will work closely with published genealogies and other county-related subjects, as well as vertical and genealogy files. Primary sources will be at your fingertips, including letters, diaries, historic graphics, rare books and other manuscripts and archives.

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Downtown Tours

Walking ToursGet out and about to experience the ambience and architecture of historic downtown Frederick, Maryland. Trained walking tour guides bring the stories of Frederick County alive, while themed tours illustrate the diverse history of Frederick. Step-on guides also are available for bus groups.

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