Frederick, Maryland, has been an important community throughout the history of the United States. Visitors can explore the city's many historic buildings, including the All Saints Church and the Mural Bridge. When you're in town, be sure to visit the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and explore the changing art exhibits. The Frederick Symphony Orchestra is another favorite among locals and guests alike, with performances in the Weinberg Center for the Arts and other local venues.
Guests primarily enjoy spending time in the historic downtown district. The nearby South Market Center offers many retail establishments and restaurants, where you can enjoy a snack or meal. To get around Frederick, you can take I-70, I-270 or US-15. MARC commuter rail, Greyhound and MegaBus all provide transit service.
Frederick was a stop on an important Native American trail and was the gateway to the unexplored western lands of the United States, including the Ohio River Valley. When you're visiting Frederick, prepare for summers that are hot and humid and winters that are cool. First Saturday takes place each month, with a different theme each time. Past themes have included the arts, culture and history. Plan to visit during the annual Frederick Restaurant Week or the annual Maple Syrup Festival, which began in 1970.