As a guest of our hotels in Frederick, Maryland, you’ll trace Civil War history through the historic old town and nearby battlegrounds. Learn about the dedicated doctors and nurses who tended to the war wounded at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and visit the haunting battlefields of Antietam and Monocacy.
Guests of our Frederick hotels can explore the walkable old town from Market Street, lined with boutiques in 19th-century storehouses and shopfronts. In 1862, thousands of injured army men from the battlegrounds at Antietam were brought to makeshift hospitals in Frederick. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine shows how wartime medics saved thousands of lives in front line hospitals. Union and Confederate soldiers once trooped past the doors of the Museum of Frederick County History. This 1800s Federal-style house is now filled with colonial-era furniture and surrounded by inviting formal gardens. The Barbara Fritchie House details the life of the legendary Frederick woman said to have waved a Union flag at Stonewall Jackson’s regiment as it marched through town.
Break up an afternoon of museum hopping by browsing the antiques stores and trendy shops near our Frederick hotels. Townhouses and a log cabin in Shab Row are now atmospheric stores selling hand-thrown pottery and delicate jewelry. Guests of our hotels in Frederick will find plump Maryland crab cakes and juicy steaks at restaurants along Market Street. Stay in this neighborhood after dark to sample hand-crafted Maryland beers and dark stouts on tap in Frederick’s welcoming taverns.
Book our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Frederick to commemorate the fallen at Civil War battlegrounds. The bloodiest single day in all American history took place at Antietam National Battlefield in 1862. After the clash at Monocacy, weakened Confederate forces were unable to mount a pivotal invasion of Washington, D.C.