Walking Tour of Historic District Frederick

The Historic District in Downtown Frederick is the perfect place to take a walking tour. The roughly 50 square blocks are filled with great architecture and historic context. Walking Tourists have several great choices:

The Historical Society of Frederick County

The Historical Society has weekend walking tours that begin at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 East Church Street and last 90 minutes. They also have Murder and Mayhem Walking Tours on weeknights during the summer and fall, and they have Student Walking Tours. Discover not only the history and architecture of our beautiful city, but interesting historical characters as well. See the Historic Society website for details.

iTour of Historic Frederick:

Visitors exploring Frederick, MD’s historic district have a new way of learning about the city with the recent debut of the Frederick Walking Tour, a multi-media, downloadable application for smart phones and tablets. The app was created by iTour in collaboration with the Historical Society of Frederick County (HSFC) and the Tourism Council of Frederick County (TCFC).  The 55-minute multi-media tour includes 46 stops located on a 1.5-mile course within Frederick’s downtown historic district and features some 250 vintage and contemporary images.
The tour content explores the city’s extensive history – from Historic District Frederick Mdits rugged frontier beginnings in the early 1700s, to its rise as one of the top 100 largest cities in America by the early 1800s. The tour also focuses on such issues as slavery, the Civil War, and the disastrous flood in 1976, which ultimately led to the historic district’s revitalization. These subjects and more are covered in seven mini tours, each with an individual theme and timeline.
The Frederick Walking Tour can be purchased for $6.99 and is designed for both Apple and Android operating system smart phones and tablets, as well as the iTouch. Each purchase of the tour results in a $1 contribution to both Historic Society of Frederick County (HSFC) and the Tourism Council of Frederick County (TCFC).
To learn more and purchase the app, visit: iTour Frederick.

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