Frederick County Landmarks Foundation actively pursues the preservation of historic sites, structures, natural landmarks and communities of Frederick County, Maryland, and strives to increase knowledge and appreciation of them.
Learn about tax credits and other government programs and policies related to historic preservation in our Technical Assistance section; see examples of endangered sites in Frederick County and read stories of their preservation or loss; visit homes and other buildings that have received FCLF recognition for their architectural preservation. Learn about our Preserve Frederick program that finds new owners to love and restore old buildings.
To further its educational mission, as owner of the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum and the Beatty-Cramer House, FCLF holds many special events that provide the public with a window to Frederick’s historic past. Please take the opportunity to join us for a tour of these historic structures or take part in the many activities held on the grounds.
Schifferstadt Architectural Museum
A Frederick Landmark
for 250 Years!
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Frederick County Landmarks Foundation
1110 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, Md 21701
Melanie Gettier, FCLF Administrator
Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, built 1758
Schifferstadt is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tours of Schifferstadt Architectural Museum on other days can be arranged easily by appointment. Contact us at 301-668-6088, or email@example.com.
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(NOTE: The museum opening date in this short video is not the current opening date)
(dating from 1732)
Liberty Road (Route 26),
Tours are available
by appointment only.
Bell and History Day, April 6th. This county-wide event kicks off the tourist season and begins with bells ringing throughout the county. Schifferstadt opens it's doors for tours and kids activities will be available.
Hours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday.
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ANNUAL BARNSTORMER'S TOUR
JoEllen Murphy's beautiful pastel painting was featured on the 2013 Barnstormer poster.
T-shirts and posters with this image may purchased at the Schifferstadt gift shop.
7th Annual Barnstormer's Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out was a
great success! Plans are already being made for Barnstormers 2014.
Frederick County Landmarks Foundation presented the 7th Annual Barnstormer's Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The weather cooperated!
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. The 2013 tour featured barns at seven farms in the Urbana, Monrovia, and Ijamsville area, south of Frederick, Md.
The event has two components, a barn tour and an art show/sale. Tickets (guide books with map) are $15 dollars per adult. Children 16 and under are free. Using the map, tour-goers may visit as many of the tour locations as they wish to. This year a bonus stop was the historic 1802 Zion Church in old Urbana.
Tickets were sold in advance at the Frederick Visitor's Center. Thanks to the staff there for all their help! Tickets were also available at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum on Rosemont Ave.
Ticket/guidebooks were sold on the morning of the tour beginning at 10 a.m. at the show headquarters farm known as Idlewild Farm. Idlewild Farm is owned by Jeff Aronson. We sincerely thank the Aronson family for hosting our 2013 Barnstormer's event.
Over thirty-five artists painted at the barns during the day, and a juried art exhibit and reception featured the beautiful plein air paintings, drawings, and prints created. The 2013 art judge was Jeanean Songco Martin. First prize was awarded to JoEllen Murphy of Washington, DC. Second prize was awarded to Deborah Lovelace Richardson of New Market. Third prize went to Debra Moffitt of Halethorpe, Md.
More than thirty paintings were sold during the event. A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefits the projects of Frederick County Landmarks Foundation.
The Main Line Gravy Soppers entertained a large crowd with foot stompin' old time music in the bankbarn during the evening.
Plans are already being made for Barnstormers 2014. If you would like to help at the 2014 Barnstormers Tour And Paint-Out, or act as a barn docent, or wish to volunteer your help in any way, contact Melanie Gettier at the Landmarks office at 301-688-6088, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Barnstormers Tour 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. watches while Deborah Lovelace Richardson paints his barn. The new "Historic Barns Of Maryland" documentary produced by Jonathan Slade premiered to a large audience on February 29, 2012 and will repeat on the MPT channel at various times in the future. Check your MPT show schedule for current times. The most recent showing was May 18, 2013.
French and Indian War Encampment took place on June 2, 2012
"Captain Ramsburg's Militia Company Muster, 1758"
Lee Offen and his wife, Kathleen, who works with American Indian affairs for the US Army, along with other re–enactors portrayed a local militia company mustering at Captain Brunner's house. Activities included preparing and cooking a meal for the day so that visitors could see the process as well as the results. Exhibited was some cooking equipment as well as a couple of books that provide descriptions and photos of period cooking utensils and other material culture items. Schifferstadt was built during the French and Indian War, and Landmarks was proud to offer this encampment as a wonderful educational opportunity to the community. People tend to know a lot about the Civil War in this region but are not as conversant on the French and Indian War (Seven Years War). This was an entertaining way to teach and learn about history!
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||For other great things to see and do in Frederick County, and for more information about countywide celebrations of Bell and History Days and Museums by Candlelight, click here.