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Please watch this website and Facebook for up-to-date info, our spring reopening date, and our 2024 list of events!


Frederick Town Fife and Drum at Schifferstadt's Bell and History Day
Schifferstadt Museum opens for the season!

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum will open for tours Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm starting April 1, 2023. Check here to plan your visit.

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Painting by James Bricker

16th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint Out

Presented by Frederick County Landmarks Foundation

Saturday, June 17, 2023
“The Barns of Utica"


Barn Tour  10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Art Show and Sale, Music, Food   3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Food trucks will be available from noon to 5pm.

Visit nine unique barns on farms around the Village of Utica and Creagerstown areas.

Rain or Shine.

Sponsored by:
Embrace Home Loans
Horizon Farm Credit



This popular self-guided tour showcases Frederick County's agricultural heritage and the architecture of historic barns.  Barn docents will greet ticket holders at each barn location to share information and answer questions.  Visitors will observe plein air artists painting the beautiful scenery around the barns, and demonstrators will be showing farm life skills and tools.

From 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,  tour goers are invited to the host barn, which will be identified in the ticket booklet, for  a judged art show and art sale.  Old time string band, Gravy Soppers, will entertain our visitors as they enjoy the art display and food trucks.   From 12 noon -5 p.m., food trucks  at the host barn will serve delicious BBQ, cold drinks, and hand dipped ice cream. 


"Independence Day at the Schifferstadt",

a FCLF Membership Drive!

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701

July 4, 2023


Step back in time to the era that spawned the war for independence. See the 1758 home of Elias Brunner, a pioneer settler who helped track violations of the trade embargo with Britain and whose descendants fought in Washington’s army. The family that escaped political oppression in the Old World was not about to accept it in their New World.

Colonial era games for all ages, food and drink (including German adult beverages). House tours, of course.

Learn about these and other programs sponsored by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation.


Schifferstadt Architectural Museum​​

Saturday, October 21, 2023  11am-6pm

Sunday, October 22, 2023  12pm-5pm

Rain or shine! Join us for our most popular event, an important fundraiser for the operation of our organization and upkeep of Schifferstadt. Come enjoy great food and drink, lively German music, historic demonstrators, tours of the museum, and hand-made products from many arts & crafts vendors.



FCLF Annual Meeting

Downtown Community Room @ Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ

15 W. Church St, downtown Frederick

Wednesday, November 15

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

We warmly invite you to join us for a delightful gathering of members, friends, docents, and volunteers.


The meeting will include a State of the Organization from President Jennie Russell, an update on activities at the Beatty-Cramer House, a vote on the amended FCLF Bylaws, and election of officers.

Light refreshments will be served as we reflect upon Landmarks' fifty-first year of operation. Donations are always appreciated.

If you are unsure of your current membership status and would like to vote, please contact


Popular Seminar Series Returns: Getting a Plaque for Your Historic Home

For full list of dates and locations, click here.

The Frederick County Landmarks Foundation is bringing back a popular free series of how-to seminars on how to obtain a plaque for a historic home. Five seminars are planned from July to September at public libraries around the county.

At each event, staff from the Frederick County Public Library’s Maryland Room, which specializes in local history, will introduce the basics of how to document your home’s past. Volunteers from the Landmarks Foundation will also be on hand to answer questions.


Museums by Candlelight & Christkindlesmarkt

Saturday December 9, 2023     Two locations!

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, downtown Frederick

12:00 - 6:00pm

Zion Church and Cemetery, Urbana

12:00 - 7:00pm


Enjoy free arts and crafts for kids, holiday drinks and snacks, and take a tour of Frederick's oldest house, a National Historic Landmark, and the Sugarloaf Mountain area's first church consecrated in1802.


While at Schifferstadt, consider exploring the Gift Shop and our Christkindlesmarkt for an opportunity to do some of your holiday shopping. You'll find a selection of period toys, paraphernalia, and books that could make for unique and thoughtful gifts.

Celebrate Frederick County's 275th anniversary during this year's celebration of Museums by Candlelight and visit participating historic sites and museums across the county.

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