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Frederick, Maryland's downtown historic district offers fascinating insights into the American experience. Here, while walking streets and neighborhoods once visited by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Scott Key, Abraham Lincoln, and Robert E. Lee–you will discover the evolution of a city that has played a role in virtually every chapter of American history.
Amid spectacular 18th and 19th century architecture, you'll experience the past through compelling narrative and vintage images that document the lives of Frederick's first settlers; their uprising against the British crown; the injustice and ramifications of slavery; the hardships and heartache brought on by the Civil War; and the devastation of a 20th Century flood that served as the impetus for the historic district's revitalization.
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The path that led to Frederick's founding
|20th Century Frederick
Frederick's evolution as a modern city
|Street of Dreams
The evolution of an American main street
|African American History
From segregation to civil rights
From revolution to independence
The city's rise from devastation
|The Civil War
Slavery, secession, and strife
|Each stop on every tour includes a written transcript for the hearing impaired.|
Please use caution when taking this tour - always remaining at a standstill when viewing the multimedia presentation. Please use caution when crossing all intersections. iTour will not be held responsible for accidents incurred while taking this tour.
Learn more about Frederick County history using the extensive resources found at the Historical Society of Frederick County's Frederick County Archives and Research Center. The Center's archival materials include letters, diaries, Civil War records, maps, family histories, photographs, and books invaluable to historians, genealogist, and students. The Center also has an extensive collection of photographic images, many of which have been digitized and can be viewed online. For more information, visit www.hsfcinfo.org
The Maryland Room, located in the C. Burr Artz Public Library, is a non-circulating, local history research collection of primary and secondary sources. Materials actively collected document Maryland's economic, social, political, cultural, and religious history, the genealogy of Maryland's people, and the Civil War. Special emphasis is placed on obtaining resources relating to the people, places, communities, and institutions of Frederick County and City. For more information, visit: www.fcpl.org
The Frederick Walking Tour was produced in cooperation with the Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc., (HSFC) and the Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc. (TCFC). The vast majority of the vintage local photography used in the tour originated from HSFC's extensive Research Center digital image collection. Both HSFC and TCFC also contributed to the tour script research. Special thanks to Heidi Campbell Shoaf, Executive Director and Brigette Kamsler, former Archivist & Research Center Coordinator, HSFC; and John Fieseler, Executive Director, TFCF for their assistance with this project. iTour also wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Frederick County's many historians whose work has furthered the knowledge of our past.
Wm. Bert Anderson, Phil Bowers, Celebrate Frederick, The City of Frederick / Tim Jacobsen, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick County Public Libraries / Maryland Room, Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, The Frederick News Post / Randall Family LLC / Amos Brown / Darlene Wiles Burrall, C. Kurt Holter, Historical Society of Frederick County, iTour, Library of Congress, National Archives, Weinberg Center for the Arts.
Museum of Frederick County History
Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc.
24 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Frederick Visitor Center
Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.
151 S. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-2888 • 800-999-3613