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301-668-6088, info@fredericklandmarks.org


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

Schifferstadt became a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in January 2017.

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1110 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, Md 21701

Melanie Gettier, CTA, - FCLF Administrator


email  info@FrederickLandmarks.org

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 in April 2018.

Schifferstadt is operated by VOLUNTEER POWER!

Interested in supporting us, touring, or membership? Contact us:
info@FrederickLandmarks.org, 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. http://blog.fredericklandmarks.org/

For more information about the Frederick Sister Cities Association, visit this site.



Annual Events  - and new events!
Click the links below for information.



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 info@FrederickLandmarks.org.



Beatty-Cramer House
(dating from 1732)

9010 Liberty Road (Route 26),
Frederick, Md




Schifferstadt opened its doors as a National Historic Landmark on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with this celebration. The event ran 12pm - 4pm. (Bell & History Day is a day when many local museums and historic houses open to the public after being closed during the winter and host special activities on that day.) We were honored to have C.E. Jan Gardner here who made opening remarks as we commenced the day's activities. The Frederick Town Fife and Drum performed music throughout the day.


Although the event is no longer sponsored by the Historic Sites Consortium, as it was in the past, these participating sites and museums also hosted activities for Bell & History for 2017.. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, The Steiner House, The Catoctin Furnace, Frederick County Fire and Rescue Museum, The William F. Moran Museum

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Herb Fest at Schifferstadt  - (follow link for this new event)

Saturday May 13th, 2017  11:30am - 4pm  

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

in the spring of 2018.

Herb workshops, craft vendors, food and fun!




This beautiful plein air oil painting by Jen Ludke was chosen as the artwork for last year's 2017 Barnstormers Poster and Tour booklet cover art. Jen has painted in many of the previous Barnstormers events. Congratulations, Jen!

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


The Barnstormers 12th Annual Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out will take place on Saturday, June 9th, 2018.

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.

Delicious Food

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 for a great chance to purchase a fresh 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. 2018 host farm address to be announced.

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 info@fredericklandmarks.org

Mainline Gravy Soppers played at the 2017 Barnstormers!

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


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. 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


Saturday - June 17, 2017,  10am - 4pm

This educational and free event was a success. During the 4th annual Frontier Day, 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 info@fredericklandmarks.org.




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