Schifferstadt Architectural Museum is open weekends 1pm - 4pm.



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Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, (referred to as FCLF or "Landmarks") 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. Landmarks 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

Tiffany C. Ahalt - FCLF Office Administrator



Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, built 1758

The museum is open on weekends. For a weekday tour or group tour, contact us ahead of time. 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 opened 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. Visitors came to see this unique, German colonial house built by early German settlers.

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!




Oil painting by Marty Barrick

Annual Barnstormers Tour

The Barns Of Wolfsville

Ten barns near Wolfsville, Md. were featured during the 12th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. This 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. many of the barns featured old time crafts demonstrations. Priscilla Rall displayed her popular exhibit of old farm tools and implements and Tim Beachley, master blacksmith, worked with metal.

The event always takes place on the second Saturday of June. Last year tour hours were 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning at 4 p.m., the paintings done by participating artists during the day were offered for sale at the host farm. Many beautiful pieces of art were sold!

Delicious food at the host farm! Come back for lunch and dinner.

In10se Barbeque Company sold delicious beef, pork, chicken, french fries and cold drinks at the host farm, beginning at lunch time. Sno-Belles were at the host farm throughout the afternoon with refreshing shaved ice!

Plein air artists painted and offered their art for sale at the host farm after the tour!

After the tour, head back to the host farm for dinner or refreshments and a great chance to purchase a new painting straight off of the easel! A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefits the projects of Frederick County Landmarks Foundation. The art show and sale starts at about 4 p.m. The 2018 art judge was Abigail Faye McBride.

Tickets/ wristband for the tour

Each ticket buyer must wear a provided wristband to gain entry to the tour properties. Tour cost, $15 per person in advance. $20 on the day of the tour.

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 in advance, 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, $15 in advance.

3. On the morning of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., tickets are sold at the host farm. ( Location to be announced later) Ticket prices on the day of the tour are $20. You must wear the provided wristband during the tour.

If you would like to volunteer for next year's event or have questions, call 301-668-6088, or

After the 2018 tour, Main Line Gravy Soppers played at the Host Farm!

This foot-stompin' popular local group entertained 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. 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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