If you ever find yourself in the city of Frederick in Maryland, don’t feel lost. You might feel like you’ve taken a trip back in time and everything feels so historic but there’s so much to learn and experience in the charmingly historic town. Here’s a list of places you should definitely check out if you find yourself in Frederick.
Situated at 5620 Butterfly Ln, Frederick, MD 21703, Summers farm was established in 1934 and has a 12-acre themed corn maze and a Corn Kernel Pit. It is a family-friendly farm with numerous fun-filled activities and adventures for every member of the family. The farm gained popularity after creating the Summers Farm Fall Festival in 1996 and offers a variety of thrilling activities such as farmer golf, wagon rides, pig races, pumpkin picking, jumping pillows, hay slides amidst much more. At the farm, there are other exciting things to check out like the Barnyard Grill, the Sweet Shoppe, and the Country Market. The Summer farm hosts events like the Campfire nights and the Moonlight maze adventure. It’s definitely one to give you that rural feeling when you visit.
Community Bridge Mural
Located at Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD 21701, the Community Bridge has a world-renowned trompe l’oeil mural designed by a local artist William Cochran in 1993. The mural took about five years to complete but it was definitely a great way to adorn the bridge over Carroll Creek rather than using artificial stone cladding. The l’oeil mural style Cochran adopted using an image that fools the eye transformed the bridge giving it an illusion of an intricately carved, ivy stone bridge. The Community Bridge mural boasts four significant features represented by circular medallions on either side of the bridge. During the process of creating the design, Cochran translated the symbols on the bridge to stone carvings painted individually. The work of art on the Community Bridge represents commonalities found within a myriad of diverse ideas. It’s definitely a place to take lots of buzz-worthy photos.
Harry Grove Stadium
Home to the Frederick keys – a minor league team affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles - the Harry Grove Stadium is located at 21 Stadium Dr, Frederick, MD 21703. The 4,500 seater stadium was opened in 1990 and is named after Harry Grove. Harry is one of the founders of the professional team that existed in the mid-1900s named the Frederick Hustlers. It hosted baseball games, autocross clubs, and a number of concerts. At the concession stands, there are some great local treats you can purchase and of course, lots of parking space. The minor-league ballpark has a grandstand built into the side of a hill with a concourse that declines to a seating bowl and the playing field.
Rose Hill Manor Park and Museums
The Rose Hill Manor Park & Children's Museum, formerly known as Rose Hill Manor, is a historic home located at 1611 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701. The museum is a neoclassical brick house with a large patio supported by fluted Doric columns and a balustraded second floor with Ionic columns. The park and museum feature family-friendly exhibits and reflect the history of Frederick and the mode of transportation used in the city. The building was formerly the retirement home of Maryland’s State Governor Thomas Johnson. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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