Frederick, the center of Frederick County, Maryland, is a charming city of about 65,000, dating back to the mid-eighteenth century. It is a major antique center with many shops, eateries, galleries and antique dealers.

Carroll Creek Park, Frederick, MD

Get in

By car

From Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, take Interstate 270 north. Southbound traffic is heavily congested during morning rush hour and Northbound in the evening.

From Baltimore and points east, take Interstate 70 west.

From Hagerstown and points west, take Interstate 70 east.

From Gettysburg and points north, take U.S. Route 15 south.

Once in Frederick, there are public parking garages and street parking in the historic downtown area.

By train

MARC provides commuter rail service to Frederick Monday through Friday with the Brunswick Line starting at Washington. For trains serving only the Point of Rocks station, there is a bus service for getting into Frederick.

By plane

Frederick Municipal Airport (IATA: FDK) is a small, general aviation airport.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (IATA: BWI), Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA), or Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD) are the nearest large commercial airports. They are all within 55 minutes driving time of Frederick.

By bus

The commuter bus line 991 serves Frederick by stopping at the Monocacy station. Also, buses by Greyhound offer services to Frederick starting at Baltimore or Washington. Megabus offers service from Washington and Pittsburgh.

Get around

By bus

TransIT provides bus services inside Frederick. The fare is $1.25 and transfers are free.

By car

The following companies provide rent-a-car services:


Rose Hill Manor, Frederick, Maryland



Frederick is known for a high concentration of antique stores. The majority are located in the historic parts of the city along Patrick St, East St, and along Carrol Creek. There are also a variety of small shops located along Market Street.


Fast food and national chain restaurants are located to the west along Route 40, known as "the golden mile," and south along Route 85 and South Market Street. Smaller, local restaurants are located mainly along Market street in the center of the historic part of town.

Frederick, MD 21701,  +1 301-696-8658. "Top Chef" finalist Bryan Voltaggio's restaurant. Modern, local, seasonal, very high end food. Reservations are needed, well in advance for the Chef's tasting menu and Table 21 (A 21 course, 3 hour, food event or a lifetime). Lunch tasting menu is highly recommended. $25-$121.



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Routes through Frederick

Washington, PA Hagerstown  W  E  Ellicott City Baltimore
END  N  S  Germantown Washington, D.C.
Gettysburg Thurmont  N  S  Leesburg Jct W E
Cumberland Hagerstown  W  E  Ellicott City Baltimore
END  N  E  Dickenson Merges into Brunswick Line

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