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Museum & Research Center

Museum of Frederick County HistoryTrained docents lead Museum visitors on a journey through Frederick County's past.

Researchers and genealogists enjoy the wealth of historical materials available in the Research Center, including books, photographs and archival collections.  View Our Online Catalog >>

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Roger Brooke Taney House

Roger Brooke Taney MuseumConveniently located within walking distance of downtown Frederick, The Roger Brooke Taney house interprets the property at one time owned by the former Frederick attorney and fifth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

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Murder & Mayhem Walking Tours
Fridays & Saturdays,
October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30
7:00 p.m.
Begins at the Museum of Frederick County History

Pints & the Past Crawl
Wednesday, October 20
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Downtown Frederick

Goods from the Hearth
Saturday, October 23
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Roger B. Taney House

Learning Lunch: Cased Images, Lantern Slides & Glass Negatives
Thursday, November 4
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Frederick County Archives & Research Center



Our 12th annual Treasured Heirloom Event on April 24 was a big success! Check out photos and the program from
the event here.

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Current Exhibit

In and Out of Frederick County: Three Centuries of Travel and Tourism

Maps, postcards, diaries, souvenirs and other travel-related objects are part of this new exhibit about Frederick County. Find out why people visited the county over the past 300 years and discover some of the attractions that were tourist favorites. Frederick Countians were by no means homebodies, they liked to travel as well. See where they went and what they thought of their excursions both within and outside of the county.

The Francis Scott Key Hotel in downtown Frederick, seen in this 1930s postcard, was a popular stop for out of town visitors.

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