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Founded in 1745, the commercial and cultural hub of the county is Frederick City, featuring a 33-block historic district with noteworthy examples of architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries. Buckeystown, Brunswick, Burkittsville, Catoctin Furnace, Emmitsburg and New Market are smaller but equally impressive gems and are listed on the National Register of Historic Towns.
Frederick County, founded in 1748, is the perfect location for discovering Civil War heritage. Situated between Gettysburg, PA, Harpers Ferry, WV, and Antietam National Battlefield, Frederick County contains the Monocacy and South Mountain battlefields, and many other Civil War-related sites and museums. You will also find that Frederick County has a rich history reaching from Colonial times to the present, ready for you to discover and enjoy.
But the past is only the beginning in Frederick County. Enjoy our numerous specialty shops and savor our renowned restaurants featuring limitless choices of quality fare. Take in a night of theater, dance or music after exploring the past at our historic sites and museums. Rest in the unique atmosphere of our award-winning Bed & Breakfast Inns or relax in the comfort of our fine hotels and motels.
No matter what time of year you choose to visit you're sure to find that Frederick County is a place for all seasons. After you visit once, You'll want to return again and again. With so much to see and do, you may decide to stay for good!