Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Museums By Candlelight was a success. Although we are now closed for regular weekend tours our gift shop will be open during the week until 3pm. There are great holiday gift items such as pottery, beeswax candles, ornaments, preserves, herbal lotions and oils, note cards, books, and more!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Museums By Candlelight at Schifferstadt

 Enjoy a fun and traditional way to celebrate the holidays at Schifferstadt this coming Saturday, December 10th, 12noon - 6pm. 

Activities include kids' crafts, carols by the Hessian Regiment Living History Group, hearth-cooking demonstrations, tours, and a visit from  "Weihnachtsmann" - the German Father Christmas! Items for sale include scherenschnitte ornaments, pottery, beeswax candles and much more!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Enjoy the holiday spirit at Schifferstadt on December 10th anytime from 1pm - 6pm. There will be crafts for kids, music, hearth-cooking, and tours.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for the support
 of our volunteers and members!
We are indeed open Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th,
 1pm - 4pm for tours.

It's easy to donate a tax deductible contribution. Become a member of Landmarks and keep Schifferstadt viable. Visit www.fredericklandmarks.org and go the donate button.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Schifferstadt is open for tours for the remainder of November - Saturdays and Sundays, 11/19 & 11/20 and 11/26 & 11/27,
 1pm - 4pm. 

We plan to be open through mid-December as well with our final event of the season on December 10th,
Museums By Candlelight - 12pm - 6pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Schifferstadt Museum will be open this weekend 

1pm - 4pm Saturday 10/29, and Sunday 10/30

 as well as November 5th and 6th.

Mark your calendar for an insightful afternoon, Saturday Nov. 12, 3pm - 5pm at our Annual Meeting and lecture series; learn more about early architecture of Germans settling in this region of the country from 1720-1920. Open to the public. 

Please RSVP info@fredericklandmarks.org, 301-668-6088

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thanks to all who came out to support our Oktoberfest - whether it was as a volunteer or as a visitor! The warm weather brought record crowds to Schifferstadt.

We continue to be open for tours on weekends. We are open October 22nd and 23rd for tours 1pm - 4pm. Come see us!

Monday, October 10, 2016

For many years the German Ooompah band, Heidi and HEIMAT Echo, has been playing at Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt. Don't miss the fun! There is plenty of history, great food, and beautiful, unique, hand-made crafts and fine art for sale! 

Oct. 15th, 10am - 5pm, and Oct. 16th, 12noon - 5pm.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities  -  
Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt Oct. 15 and 16

The event goes Saturday 10am - 5pm; and Sunday 12noon - 5pm.
Sausage Tent,   Pretzel Tent,   Information/Raffle area (for those people who enjoy talking to others and are good at reaching out).

Volunteers get a lunch voucher.

(Sausage and Pretzel tents will have early set-up times starting at 8:00am (Sat.), and 10am (Sun.). We also have shifts that go later on each day to stay after closing time for clean up.)

People can volunteer all day or do shorter shifts,  approximately like this...

8am - 12pm
(can be shorter, 10am - 1pm)
12pm - 4pm,
or 1pm - 5pm
2pm - 6pm

10:00am - 1:30pm
1pm - 5pm,
or 2pm - 6pm

Monday, September 26, 2016

Support your local landmark - Schifferstadt! A fun Oktoberfest event has opportunities for additional volunteers October 15th and 16th.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Beautiful and unique hand-made crafts and art for sale...

during Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt.


Landmarks is gearing up for Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt: 

October 15th, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday October 16th, 12noon - 5pm. 

German music, food and beverages, and historical demonstrations. 

Free admission, donations accepted.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Preservation Maryland is working with the Thurmont Historical Society and Doug Claytor to run a hands-on historic window workshop on Saturday, September 17. We’re going to get to work on the Cozy Inn cabin that the Historical Society was able to save when the Inn was demolished earlier this year. So there’s a couple of reasons that this is a cool workshop.

Historic Window Restoration Workshop
Saturday, September 17, 10-1pm
$40-$50, includes lunch

Be part of the restoration of a 1929 cabin from the Cozy Inn and Restaurant and learn historic window restoration at a hands-on educational 1/2 day workshop with Douglas Claytor of Claytor Historic Preservation Institute. Hosted by Preservation Maryland and the Thurmont Historical Society.

Register online: http://preservationmaryland.org/window-restoration-workship-cozy-inn-cabin/

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tours on Labor Day Weekend

For a fun-filled outing visit Schifferstadt on Saturday Sept. 3rd for a bit of history. Then continue your adventure to the beautiful historic district and check out the Dog Days of Summer sponsored by the Frederick Downtown Partnership http://www.downtownfrederick.org/en_us

Schifferstadt Museum is open for tours Saturday Sept. 3rd and  Sunday Sept. 4th, 1pm - 4pm. 


Landmarks is gearing up for Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt: 

October 15th, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday October 16th, 12noon - 5pm. 

German music, food and beverages, and historical demonstrations. 

And... some of the finest hand-made crafts and art for sale. 

Free admission, donations accepted.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum is open for tours this Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st from 1pm - 4pm.

 The Museum is also open August 27th and 28th, 1pm - 4pm.

Landmarks is gearing up for Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt: October 15th, 

10am - 5pm, and Sunday October 16th, 12noon - 5pm. 

German music, food and beverages, and historical demonstrations. 

And... some of the finest hand-made crafts and fine art for sale. 

Free, donations accepted.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

We are open for tours this coming weekend 

Saturday August 6th, 1 - 4pm  and 

Sunday August 7th, 1 - 4pm.

Saturday is the Downtown Frederick Partnership's First Saturday celebration. Stop by Schifferstadt first for a tour then go downtown for the festivities in lovely downtown Frederick. Visit the fun shops and great restaurants!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Schifferstadt will be open for tours 1pm - 4pm 

Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th. 

The Museum will be closed on July 23rd, but is open on

 Sunday July 24th, 1pm - 4pm.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum is open

 this coming weekend

July 9th and 10th from 1pm - 4pm each day.

 ($5 donation for each adult)

We always welcome new members!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum is open for tours this  Saturday - July 2


Sunday - July 3,  1pm - 4pm. 

Suggested donation is $5 per person.
Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Free and Fantastic Event 

Frontier Day -  June 25th, 10am - 4pm

Animals, Historic Demonstrators, Kids Games, 

Native Plants, Concessions



Friday, June 17, 2016

We are open for tours 1pm - 4pm this weekend - Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th. Happy Fathers Day!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Article in Frederick Newspost on 10th Annual Barnstormers Tour:
follow this link


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Come see barnyard animals, historic hounds, and colonial history demonstrators such as a black smith, weavers, spinners, frontier tradesmen, long rifle firing and more.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Frontier Day - June 25th, 10am - 4pm

at Schifferstadt Museum


Step into frontier life during the later 1700's in Frederick. Frontier Day (free) will feature colonial re-enactors, including riflemen, a blacksmith, wool spinners, and other interpreters. Experience a hands-on way to learn about Frederick's early day-to-day life while meandering the Schifferstadt grounds. Kids will enjoy seeing the barn yard animals and historic hounds. Visitors can also have fun solving a scavenger hunt. Vendors will be selling native plants (many of which are grown in the Heritage Garden) and herbal lotions and salves. We'll have a food vendor - so stay for lunch! Tours of the house and garden will also be available. 
1110 Rosemont Ave. Frederick, MD. 
For  information, contact:  301.668.6088 or info@fredericklandmarks.org.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Schifferstadt is open most weekends for tours but this Saturday, May 28th, we will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. The museum will be open Sunday May 29, 1pm - 4pm.

Barnstormers Tour tickets may be purchased here or at the Frederick Visitors Center 151 S. East St.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Barnstormers Tour - 10th Annual

Saturday, June 11th. Tour is 10am - 4pm, reception and art sale 3pm - 6pm, at the Byron Farm. Tickets are for sale - $15 each - at Schifferstadt, 1110 Rosemont Ave., 301-668-6088, or at the Frederick Visitors Center.

Friday, May 20, 2016

We are open this weekend, 5/21 and 5/22, 1pm - 4pm for tours. Our Heritage Garden is also on the Celebrate Frederick's Beyond the Garden Gates Tour 1pm - 5pm each day (to enter our garden you must have a ticket).

Upcoming event....


The Barnstormers 10th Anniversary Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out will take place on Saturday, June 11th, 2016

The Barns Of South Mountain

Nine barns in the scenic foothills of the South Mountain Region will be featured during the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation 10th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, rain or shine.

This popular annual self-guided tour calls attention to these beautiful old structures and their importance to our agricultural heritage. The tour provides a rare opportunity to gain access to some of our most scenic and private farm properties.

This event has three components, a ticketed barn tour, an art show/sale, and various educational demos and displays. Tickets (guide books with map) are $15 dollars per adult. Children 16 and under are free. Using the map, tour-goers may drive their vehicles to as many of the farm locations as they wish to visit. The farms are only open to visitors on that day. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trained barn docents will greet visitors at each barn. Some of the barns may feature extra educational displays such as blacksmithing, antique farm tools, handmade products, joinery, quilting, and Civil War reenactors.

Advance ticket locations.

Tour ticket/guidebooks are available at the first two locations listed below.

Ticket/guidebooks with map are now available at the Frederick Visitor's Center, located at 151 S. East St., in Frederick. Phone 800-999-3613. Ticket price, $15 per adult, 16 and under free.

Tickets are also available at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave, Frederick. Call Melanie Gettier in advance. 301-668-6088.

Tickets on June 11, the day of the tour.

On the day of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., tickets will be sold at the Tour Host Farm. Address, 8926 Mt. Tabor Rd., Middletown, Md.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Yes - we are open for tours May 14th and 15th from 1pm - 4pm.


See our events listing for - Beyond the Garden Gates Tour, Barnstormers Tour, and Frontier Day!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Yes - we are open for tours for May 7th and May 8th, 

1pm - 4pm!

We have new pottery in our museum gift shop! Tea cups, pie plates, honey pots, butter jars, and more! If you want to stop by during the week, give us a call.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Invitation to free lecture and public meeting regarding the Battle that Saved Washington, and the NHL boundary revision. Wednesday, April 20th at 6pm.

Here is the link to the event:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Schifferstadt is open this weekend 1pm - 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a tour of the house and walk around the grounds. The Heritage Garden is still work in progress but will look beautiful in a few weeks.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Bell & History  - April 9th - 10am - 4pm. So many great museums in Frederick to see. Schifferstadt will have hearth cooking from  10am - 2pm and a hand bell presentation from 12noon - 1pm.
Stop by for some fun and history!

New pottery - just in from the Potters Guild!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

April 9th, 10am - 4pm   -   Bell & History Day

Celebrate spring! This is the day that many local museums and historical organizations open for the season. Schifferstadt will be offering tours. A hand-bell choir presentation by Coventry Handbell Ensemble takes place from 12noon -1pm.  ( Free) 


April 20th, 6pm - 7:30pm  -   Public Meeting and Lecture: Monocacy National Battlefield National Historic Landmark Boundary Revisions

Please join the National Park Service and Frederick County Landmarks Foundation and the American Battlefield Protection Program. Learn about NHL's (National Historic Landmark) and what that designation means, and the importance of this Civil War battlefield here in Frederick!  (Free)

C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St. (parking available in deck next door)  


May 21 and 22,  Sat. & Sun.  1pm - 5pm    -    Beyond the Garden Gates Tour

This year the Schifferstadt's Heritage Garden will be featured in Celebrate Frederick's "Beyond the Garden Gates Tour". For a special tour of the Heritage Garden on this weekend, visitors  must have an event ticket. However, we will be offering tours of the house like any other weekend, 1pm - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. 


June 11th, 10 - 4pm  -   Barnstormers Tour -  10th Annual!    5 - 7pm reception with art and music)

This is a self-guided tour of several barns in Frederick County that open for this one special day to the public. A map/guide book serves as the ticket for the event ($15., kids are free.) Artists are set up at each barn painting. A reception is held to exhibit the art created that day for sale -  with food and live music 5pm -7pm.


June 25th, 10am - 4pm   -   Frontier Day

This event provides a hands-on way to learn about Frederick during the colonial time period on the Schifferstadt grounds, located at 1110 Rosemont Ave. Frederick, MD. Tours of the house and garden will also be available. (Free)

Monday, March 7, 2016

A Fantastic Volunteer Opportunity!

Barnstormers Tour


This year's Barnstormers Tour will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016 10 am – 4 pm (rain or shine). This year is the 10th Anniversary and will feature Barns of South Mountain, on and around the back roads between Myersville and Middletown.  
To make the day successful we rely on our volunteers. We need barn tour guides (docents), ticket sellers, and parking guides. We offer full training, tee-shirts, and lunches for our volunteers - as well as a hot dog picnic at the end of the day.  Students are also encouraged to participate, and will receive volunteer credit hours.
Email or call us! info@fredericklandmarks.org

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Planning is underway for several Landmarks events for 2016.

If you have an interest in volunteering or sponsorship, email us.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year from Frederick Co. Landmarks Foundation. Schifferstadt is closed for drop-in tours, but we'd be happy to schedule a tour - just call or email us!


Check out this news from Preservation Maryland.