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

Homeschool Days

Homeschool days are special times that homeschool students can come together to explore Frederick County’s past.

Program Fees:

$4.00 per student/ per program.

1 Free Chaperon

$4.00 each additional person (6 & up)

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 and or less than the 10 person minimum.

Community Walking Tour

September 12, 2019 2:00-3:30 pm (Recommended for K-6th grades)

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.


Civil War Walking Tour

October 10, 2019 2:00-3:30 pm (Recommended for 4th-12th grades)

Learn about life in Frederick during the Civil War. Stories include the last Confederate invasion of the North, the ransom of Frederick and the Battle of Monocacy.


Peyakohewamak (One Family)

November 14, 2019 2:00-3:00 pm (Recommended for 3rd-5th grades)

Why are cultural traditions important and how do they past along to the next generation? Explore the rich history of the Piscataway people living in the Frederick County area from pre-European contact to the present. Students will examine lifeways, trade and oral traditions in conjunction with hands-on artifacts and discover why the Piscataway call themselves Peyakohewamak (One Family).