Frederick County, Maryland is less than 45 minutes from Washington, DC and Baltimore and just minutes from Gettysburg, PA. Make the Frederick Visitor Center the first stop! With over 2,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, large restrooms, an orientation film and a designated motor coach parking spot, this is the perfect location to get to know Frederick County! Downtown Frederick’s 50-block historic district is full of boutique shops, a variety of dining options and the renowned National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Here, visitors learn about healing, care and compassion amid the cargnage of the Civil War. In Frederick’s Mout Olivet Cemetery, groups can see Francis Scott Key’s Memorial and Gravesite. The author of the Star Spangled Banner lies beneath a moumentous bronze statue. Fall colors are in their full splendor in Thurmont where visitors can view three covered bridges along our Covered Bridges Driving Tour (bridges are accessible via motorcoach with special directions) and stop at Catoctin Mountain Orchard for some fresh-baked pie. The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton tells the story of the first American-born saint. The magnificent basiclia adornded with imported Italian marble and stained glass imported from Germany is the final resting place of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. On the groups, learn about this courageous women who started the first free all-girls Catholic school in America.
To plan your next group visit today, call or email Becky Bickerton at 301-600-4050.
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Nearby Attractions that Influence Group Travel:
- Less than one hour from Washington D.C., Baltimore, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry and Antietam.
- National Museum of Civil War Medicine
- National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton
- 50 Block Historic District in Downtown Frederick
- Monocacy National Battlefield
- Variety of hotels with easy access to I-70, I-270 and Rt. 15