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Schifferstadt Architectural Museum opens April 14th, 12noon-4pm.




Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, (referred to as FCLF) is a private non-profit organization. It promotes the preservation of historic sites, structures, natural landmarks and communities of Frederick County, Maryland, and strives to increase knowledge and appreciation of them.

FCLF owns and operates Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, which is its main landmark and location of the FCLF office. FCLF has additional historic properties: Beatty-Cramer House, and Zion Church and Cemetery. FCLF includes under its umbrella, the Frederick County Covered Bridge Preservation Society and the Frederick Sister Cities Association. FCLF also operates the Landmarks Historical Plaques Program.

We are not part of Frederick County government. We sustain ourselves from proceeds by hosting events, and through memberships and generous donations from people like you. We welcome event sponsors.

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum is a National Historic Landmark.


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1110 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, Md 21701

Melanie Gettier, CTA, - FCLF Administrator



Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, built 1758

Schifferstadt is closed for the season. Tours are available by appointment-only from January through early April.

The museum opens again for weekends on April 14, 2018.

Schifferstadt is operated by VOLUNTEER POWER!

Interested in supporting us, touring, or membership? Contact us:, 301-663-3885.
The office is staffed part-time during the week: 301-668-6088.

See up-to-date information about our museum and upcoming events, visit and follow our blog.

Frederick Sister Cities Association is part of Landmarks.

For more information about the Frederick Sister Cities Association, visit this site https:// fredericksistercitiesassociati  or, you may email us and we can direct you to the FSCA committee.



Annual Events  -
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Learn about government programs and policies related to historic preservation in the Technical Assistance section.


The Beatty-Cramer House is a unique and special historical structure.

It currently is not available for tours. If you are interested in writing grants or helping to raise funds for repairs, email us



Beatty-Cramer House
(dating from 1732)

9010 Liberty Road (Route 26),
Frederick, Md




Schifferstadt will open its doors on Saturday, April 14, 2018 for the museum tour season. This opening day is often referred to as Bell & History Day for several Frederick museums. Schifferstadt is open 12pm - 4pm on that Saturday. Come see this unique, German colonial house built by early German settlers. Learn about the Brunners and other aspects of Frederick history. 

For all other weekends after that we will be open 1pm - 4pm. Bell & History Day is a day when many local museums and historic houses open to the public after being closed during the winter. 

Although the event is no longer sponsored by the Historic Sites Consortium, Landmarks still refers to this opening day as Bell & History.


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Herb Fest at Schifferstadt  - ( link for last year's event description)

Spring 2019  

This turned out to be a successful first-time event! We hope to do it again

in the spring of 2019 with "SpringFest". Stay tuned!

Herb workshops, craft vendors, food and fun!




This beautiful plein air oil painting by Marty Barrick was chosen as the artwork for the 2018 Barnstormers poster and tour booklet cover art. Marty has painted in many of the previous Barnstormers events. Congratulations, Marty!

The 12th Annual Barnstormers Tour is June 9, 2018. Eight barns in and around the scenic Wolfsville region will be featured.

The Barns Of Wolfsville

Eight barns in the beautiful rolling hills of northwestern Frederick County will be featured during the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation 12th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning at 4 p.m., the paintings done during the day will be offered for sale at the host farm, located at 11720 Wolfsville Rd., Myersville, MD 21773

Delicious food at the host farm!

In10se Barbeque Company will sell delicious beef, pork, chicken, french fries and cold drinks at the host farm, beginning at lunch time. Sno-Belles will also be at the host farm throughout the afternoon with refreshing shaved ice and delicious soft-serve ice cream!

Plein air artists will paint and sell!

During the tour, visitors may observe artists painting at the barns. After the tour, head back to the host barn at 11720 Wolfsville Road for refreshments and a great chance to purchase a new painting straight off of the easel! The afternoon art show and music at the host farm is free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefits the projects of Frederick County Landmarks Foundation.

This popular annual, self-guided tour calls attention to these beautiful old structures and their importance to our agricultural heritage. The tour provides a rare opportunity to gain access to some of our most scenic and private farm properties.

This event has three components, a ticketed barn tour, an art show/sale, and various educational demos and displays. Tickets (guide books with map) are $15 dollars per adult. Children 16 and under are free. Using the map, tour-goers may drive their vehicles to each farm featured on the tour. The farms are only open to visitors on that day. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trained barn docents will greet visitors at each barn. Some of the barns may feature extra educational displays such as blacksmithing, antique farm tools, handmade products, and quilting.

Ticket sales: Tickets locations

1. Ticket/guidebooks are sold at the Frederick Visitor's Center starting about two weeks prior to the June event. Location, 151 S. East St., in Frederick. Phone 800-999-3613. Ticket price, $15 per adult, 16 and under are free.

2. Tickets will also be sold at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Call ahead before stopping by 301-663-3885, or come between 1pm - 4pm on weekends leading up to the event.

3. On the day of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., tickets will be sold at the host farm, located at 11720 Wolfsville Rd., Myersville, MD 21773

You can volunteer to help at 2018 Barnstormers Tour. We are looking for parking attendants, ticket sellers, and barn docents (we will train you) - and there are many other ways to help at this fun and popular event. Contact Melanie Gettier, 301-668-6088, or

Mainline Gravy Soppers will play at the 2018 Barnstormers!

This foot-stompin' local group will entertain us with old-time music during the afternoon art reception and sale at the host farm. Hours 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The music and art show is free and open to the public. Main Line Gravy Soppers


Barnstormers Tour was featured in MPT "Outdoors Maryland" documentary!

Maryland Public Television featured several barns and interviews from our 2011 Barnstormers Tour. Below is the program cover for March 2012. Barn owner Skip Lewis of Woodsboro, Md. watched while Deborah Lovelace Richardson painted his barn.  The "Historic Barns Of Maryland" documentary produced by Jonathan Slade premiered to a large audience and has repeated on the MPT channel many times.



FRONTIER DAY at Schifferstadt


A date for this event in 2018 has not yet been scheduled.

This educational and free event has been a success in previous years. During the 4th annual Frontier Day, (June 17, 2017) visitors learned about frontier life during the French and Indian War period in Frederick. The barnyard animals – as well as colonial re-enactors and frontier trades persons were part of this historic scene. There were riflemen, a blacksmith, and other interpreters in colonial frontier period clothing. Tours of the house and the Heritage Garden were available as well.

Sponsored by Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, Frontier Day is an educational, free event that we plan to host each year. The aim is to show how early settlers lived near Fredericktown and the Maryland backcountry of the 1750's. For more information about 2018 events, email us at




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