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Schifferstadt, Frederick

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Schifferstadt, Also known as Scheifferstadt, is the oldest standing house in Frederick, Maryland. Built in 1758, it is one of the nation's finest examples of German-Georgian colonial architecture. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2016.
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  • We were here on a Sunday afternoon. We were able to get Bernie Callan to be our guide. All tours are led by a guide--no self-guided. We received a lot of history about Frederick and the Brunner...  more »
  • Recommend a visit to the oldest house in Frederick dating to 1756. Boyce gave an wonderful tour explaining how the German pioneers lived and built their homes. The ingenious and energy efficient...  more »
  • Visited during the Fall craft show. A small but quaint experience. No parking at the site but street parking or private lots are within walking distance. All vendors are outside so a decent day is required. The building (architectural museum) is worth supporting and preserving.
  • Simply said this was a wonderful tour. Well planned event for adults and children. The volunteers were very knowledgeable on the history of the building and it's original owners. My only suggestion would be to have a video of upstairs with narration for those with handicaps and can't make it up the steep stairs. Overall a piece of history no one should miss out on.

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