Heritage Frederick  – The Historical Society of Frederick County
Bridging the Past to the Future

Walking Tours

“Thank you for taking us on a tour of Frederick, and showing us some of the historical sites… It was awesome when you took us to ‘Guess’ and we got to pet him. We learned a lot.” — 2nd grader


Please reserve your tour at least two weeks in-advance.

School Programs Fees


1 Program: $4.00 per student

2 Programs (Same Group/Same Day) – $6.00 per student

Chaperones-  Free (1 adult per 4 students)

Additional Chaperones– $4.00 each

Title 1 School-  $1.00 per student

Weather Policy

  • Walking tours will run rain or shine.
  • Please come prepared with a jacket for each participant on cooler days and water bottles for each participant on warmer days.

 *Tours will only be cancelled during extreme weather conditions such as excessive heat warnings or severe thunderstorms.

2nd Grade: Community Walking Tour

Length: 60 or 90 minutes | Grade: 2nd

Students discover the value of citizenship through a tour of the downtown Frederick community. Guides focus on contemporary aspects of the city as a thriving county seat, while simultaneously covering its historic past. The tour includes “Guess” the Iron Dog, the Frederick County Courthouse, and the Square Corners, among other sites. The 90 minute tour will include the Community Bridge.


Historic Frederick Walking Tour

Length: 90 minutes  | Grade: 3rd-5th

The past will come alive as students explore the rich heritage of downtown Frederick. Guides introduce important moments in American history through the eyes of our local residents, including Frederick’s participation in a rebellion against England’s Stamp Act in 1765, Frederick’s welcoming of General Lafayette in 1824, and the use of Frederick’s buildings as hospitals during the Civil War.


Civil War Walking Tour

Length: 90 minutes  | Grade: 4th-5th

Delve into what Frederick was like 150 years ago, during the Confederacy’s third and final invasion into the North, when Jubal Early ransomed Frederick during the Battle of Monocacy.


School Program Reservations

  • Complete the online form or contact Mary at 301-663-1188 ext.107 / mboswell@frederickhistory.org
  • A confirmation and invoice will be sent to you upon receipt of your program request.
  • Please note walking tours are limited to 60 students per tour time. If your group has more than 60 students, you will need to schedule either staggering tour times or multiple days for all of your students.
  • Tours are available Wednesday-Sunday

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