Perhaps your interest in this region's history, especially the Civil War, first led you to make Frederick County your destination. Maybe it was searching for the right antique or the perfect water lily, enjoying our rich variety of performing and visual arts, or hiking, biking, camping, golfing and fishing. You might be setting out to tour our local wineries, to cross real covered bridges, to visit the zoo or to follow the Historic National Road. You have an itinerary in mind when it hits you...getting there is just as enjoyable. The rolling hills and abundant farmland of the Frederick County countryside, the well preserved 18th and 19th century architecture of our historic districts, discovering an amazing outdoor mural, or the friendliness of a shopkeeper or innkeeper you encounter all make you realize that this is someplace special!