Visit Civil War sites and discover fun things to do in Frederick

Check into one of the comfortable rooms at the Country Inn & Suites for a convenient home base minutes from the shops, restaurants, and museums of historic downtown Frederick. Whether you’re a history buff or a culture aficionado, there are plenty of things to do in the area. Learn about Civil War history by visiting the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Monocacy National Battlefield, or see work by regional artists at The Delaplaine Arts Center. Be sure to take a stroll in Carroll Creek Park to see the famous illusionist paintings on the Community Bridge.

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Carroll Creek Park

1.8 mi / 2.9 km from the hotel
What began as a flood control project is now a public green space with brick paths, water features, and a 350-seat amphitheater. The park’s most notable feature is the Community Bridge, a pedestrian walkway featuring the artwork of William Cochran.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

14.22 mi / 22.88 km from the hotel
This seasonal wildlife preserve offers up-close encounters with more than 300 species of animals from habitats around the world.

Downtown Frederick Historic District

1.99 mi / 3.21 km from the hotel
See quaint homes dating as far back as the 1700s. Charming storefronts are home to dozens of clothing boutiques, antiques stores, art galleries, traditional taverns, and trendy restaurants.

Francis Scott Key Mall

0.22 mi / 0.36 km from the hotel
With stores like Macy’s, American Eagle, and DSW, this popular shopping mall offers brand names and bargains.

Monocacy National Battlefield

0.89 mi / 1.42 km from the hotel
At Monocacy National Battlefield, interpretive trails wind through the picturesque site of “the battle that saved Washington, DC.” Exhibits and seasonal tours bring to life the ambitious Confederate attempt to gain ground in the Civil War.

Mount Olivet Cemetery

1.39 mi / 2.23 km from the hotel
As the final resting place of Francis Scott Key, the Mount Olivet Cemetery offers visitors the opportunity to pay their respects to the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

1.89 mi / 3.05 km from the hotel
Medical enthusiasts and history buffs can enjoy a fascinating look at many of the crude—yet critical—medical instruments used to treat soldiers during the Civil War.

Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium

1.12 mi / 1.8 km from the hotel
Grab your glove and head to Harry Grove Stadium to enjoy some all-American excitement as the Frederick Keys, the Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, take on their opponents at Nymeo Field.

Seton Shrine

21.99 mi / 35.38 km from the hotel
As the first native-born US citizen to be canonized, Elizabeth Ann Seton holds a distinct place of honor in the Roman Catholic Church. Tour the Stone House where Seton once lived, and examine artifacts from her life in the Seton Shrine Museum.

The Delaplaine Arts Center

1.77 mi / 2.85 km from the hotel
Housed in a converted mill in historic downtown Frederick, this educational art center features some of the region’s most impressive exhibitions.

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre

3.31 mi / 5.33 km from the hotel
Treat yourself to an entertaining blend of Broadway-style stage productions and delicious menu selections at this popular dinner theater.

Weinberg Center for the Arts

1.92 mi / 3.09 km from the hotel
Opened primarily as a movie palace in 1926, this cultural hub still screens silent movies accompanied by an organist on its original Wurlitzer. The center offers a varied program of live performances, including concerts and comedy acts.