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                TRAVELER
 Downtown Frederick Partnership, Celebrate Frederick, Frederick Arts Council, Historic Preservation Commission, Visit Frederick and others shared a vision for the city’s future and made it a reality. Because
of their efforts, Frederick has maintained its centuries-old charm while fully embracing
the present. Sidewalks were widened. Flood control and economic development initiatives were enacted.
Visitors can take in the views of the “clustered spires” immortalized in John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem, “Barbara Frietchie,” learn about battlefield medical innovations at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, take a walking tour that celebrates black luminaries, see artifacts at the Museum of Frederick County History, and browse for antiques.
Those who relish outdoor activity will find many opportunities to bike, kayak and hike. Anyone who enjoys the visual and performing arts should stop in at the
Delaplaine Arts Center, take in a performance the Weinberg Center for the Arts (formerly the Tivoli movie palace), take an art stroll, and see the unique open-air theater known as Sky Stage.
Hundreds of boutiques and specialty shops welcome shoppers—and food options are equally eclectic. Whether your taste
The entire 50-block town grid was placed
on the National Register of Historic Places.
runs to meat and potatoes or vegan tacos, Frederick’s restaurants can accommodate. Firestone’s Market on Market, Maxwell’s Kitchen, Hometown Harvest and Family Meal are popular spots. In the mood for Thai? Try Sumittra. Mediterranean? Ayse Meze Lounge awaits. Locals are quite proud of
VOLT, where executive chef and
Top Chef runner-up Bryan Voltaggio, a Frederick native, presents innovative seasonal entrées prepared with fresh local ingredients in a 19th-century brownstone mansion oozing with atmosphere.
Breweries, wineries and distilleries abound in the area. My new favorite is Tenth Ward Distilling Company, whose motto is “Ward off ordinary.” Tasting flights are available during regular hours; barrel room tours and tastings are offered on Saturdays. If you’re ready to channel your inner Edgar Allan Poe, Tenth Ward now offers Maryland’s first absinthe. The distinctive green color of this extremely potent potable comes from natural herbs and botanicals.
Nearby, the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum is a 1750s German colonial home with heritage garden. Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums includes a manor house, log cabin and children’s museum. A short, scenic drive from town, Cunningham Falls offers
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