Visit Civil War sites and discover other things to do around Frederick, MD

Check into one of the comfortable rooms at the Country Inn & Suites for a convenient home base minutes from the shops, restaurants, and museums of historic downtown Frederick, MD. Whether you’re a history buff or a culture aficionado, there are countless things to do in the area. Learn about Civil War history by visiting the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Monocacy National Battlefield, or see work by regional artists at The Delaplaine Arts Center. Be sure to take a stroll in Carroll Creek Park to see the famous illusionist paintings on the Community Bridge.

The Country Inn & Suites is also located an hour outside Annapolis, MD and Washington, DC, so you can easily take a day trip to the state and national capitals—just hop aboard an early train at the MARC Brunswick Line Station or make the drive yourself. If you’re in town for work, our location near I-70 and I-270 offers quick commutes to the area’s biggest businesses.

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Carroll Creek Park

1.8 mi / 2.9 km from the hotel
What began as a flood control project is now a public green space with brick paths, water features, and a 350-seat amphitheater. The park’s most notable feature is the Community Bridge, a pedestrian walkway featuring the artwork of William Cochran.

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

14.22 mi / 22.88 km from the hotel
Open to the public from March to November each year, this seasonal wildlife preserve offers up-close encounters with more than 300 species of animals from habitats around the world.

Downtown Frederick Historic District

1.99 mi / 3.21 km from the hotel
A visit to downtown Frederick offers the chance to see quaint homes dating as far back as the 1700s. Charming storefronts are home to dozens of clothing boutiques, antiques stores, art galleries, traditional taverns, and trendy restaurants.

Francis Scott Key Mall

0.22 mi / 0.36 km from the hotel
With stores like Macy’s, American Eagle, and DSW, this popular shopping mall offers brand names and bargains.

Monocacy National Battlefield

0.89 mi / 1.42 km from the hotel
At Monocacy National Battlefield, interpretive trails wind through the picturesque site of “the battle that saved Washington, DC.” Exhibits and seasonal tours bring to life the ambitious Confederate attempt to gain ground in the Civil War.

Mt. Olivet Cemetery

1.39 mi / 2.23 km from the hotel
As the final resting place of Francis Scott Key, the Mount Olivet Cemetery offers visitors the opportunity to pay their respects to the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”