The Visitor Center in Frederick Md is the place to start when you’re looking for fun things to do in Frederick County!
Did you know that Frederick Maryland in on these Livability Lists:
- Top 100 Best Places to Live in America (2021)
- Top 10 Remote-Ready Cities in the U.S. (2021)
- 10 Best Cities for People Who Are Obsessed with Fall (2019)
Needless to say, Frederick is truly a great place to visit and to live!
Visitor Center in Frederick Md
Frederick Visitor Center Location
One place that we have been meaning to visit for some time now is the Frederick Visitor Center.
I mean, what better place to find things to do than the Visitor Center Frederick Md?
So it made sense for us to finally check it out.
The Visitor Center is located in Downtown Frederick in an old Monocacy Valley Canning Company warehouse, which started around 1900.
Previously, before it was a cannery warehouse, it was a spoke factory in the late 1800’s for carriage and wagon wheels.
Then, after the cannery warehouse was vacated, this building was left vacant for some time and was almost torn down.
Thank goodness it wasn’t, because now it’s a beautifully restored visitor center, containing a wealth of information on Frederick.
Visitor Center in Frederick Md: Endless Ideas For Things To Do!
The Visitor Center’s (welcome center) state-of-the-art theater is gorgeous with plenty of seats to sit, relax and learn more about Frederick.
After speaking with the friendly and helpful Visitor Information Center Hosts, we learned that the film playing in the theater, “A Turn of the Wheel”, is an award winning, 14 minute film all about Frederick.
Whether you’re a tourist or you’ve lived in Frederick all of your life, we are confident that you will learn at least one new thing after viewing this film.
Frederick Visitor Center Interpretive Exhibits
As you walk through the Visitor Center, everywhere you turn there are interpretive exhibits featuring different aspects of Frederick County’s past, present, and future.
With 2,200 square feet of exhibits, you will gather pamphlets with maps, guides and information on:
- The Civil War
- Frederick County’s Covered Bridges
- Notable People from Frederick
- Frederick’s Hallowed Ground
- The Historic National Road
- Monocacy River
- Frederick’s Museums
- The Weinberg Center
- Things to do in Frederick Md
In addition, the Visitor Center in Frederick Md has a small souvenir shop where you can buy something to commemorate your visit, including a Downtown Frederick Gift Card.
Visitor Center Location & Parking
Short term parking at the Visitor Center is located in the back of the building with a back entrance.
In addition, out-of-county visitors can get 3 hours of free parking in the nearby parking garage.
The front of the building, with a beautiful courtyard, faces South East Street.
Frederick County History Bell
This courtyard displays The Frederick County History Bell, which was donated to Frederick in 2006.
All 4 sides of the bell have plaques describing the bell’s significance.
Also, in the courtyard are plaques describing the Old Cannery Warehouse as well as Carroll Creek.
The Frederick Visitor Center is a great place for:
- New visitors to Frederick Md.
- Residents of Frederick Md who would like to impress their out-of-town guests.
- Native Fredericktonians who want to learn more about Frederick’s rich history.
- Anybody who needs ideas for things to do in Frederick Md.
In addition to this, the Visitor Center offers a fun children’s scavenger hunt that young kids love.
As well as that, they also serve as the starting point for several themed walking tours.
Finally, when you do visit, tell them that the Housewives of Frederick County sent ya!
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