Welcome! Are you planning a trip to see Schifferstadt this summer? Please note our hours of operation listed further down on this page.


Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, (referred to as FCLF) a private non-profit organization, promotes the preservation of historic sites, structures, natural landmarks and communities of Frederick County, Maryland, and strives to increase knowledge and appreciation of them. To further its educational mission, FCLF not only holds special events that provide the public with a window to Frederick’s historic past, but also shares the knowledge of other historical places in Frederick.

FCLF owns and operates Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, which is its main landmark and is the location of the FCLF office. FCLF has additional historic properties: the Beatty-Cramer House, and the Zion Church and Cemetery. FCLF includes under its umbrella, the Frederick County Covered Bridge Preservation Society and the Frederick Sister Cities Association. FCLF also organizes the Landmarks Historical Plaques Program.

We are not part of Frederick County governement. We sustain ourselves from proceeds made at our events, memberships, and generous donations from people like you. We welcome event sponsors.

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum

Schifferstadt became a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in January 2017.

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1110 Rosemont Avenue
Frederick, Md 21701

Melanie Gettier, CTA, - FCLF Administrator


email  info@FrederickLandmarks.org

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, built 1758

The Museum is open on weekends only. Tours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm - 4pm. We do try to accommodate tours by appointment on weekdays if you email /call us ahead of time.

We are operated by VOLUNTEER POWER! Occasionally we might have to close unexpectedly. Call 301-663-3885 or check the web blog.FrederickLandmarks.org to make sure the Museum is open before you plan your trip.

Celebrate Schifferstadt as a National Historic Landmark

A special event is being held on July 29th 11am - 1pm to celebrate Schifferstadt becoming an NHL, unveiling of the NHL plaque, and also to honor the 260th anniversary of Joseph Brunner's purchase of the land on which the house was built.

Are you a Brunner descendant? An effort is being made to contact Brunners who would be interested in a special event this coming July 2017. Contact:BrunnersofSAM@gmail.com with the subject line Brunner, or call us. Please join our membership.


Are you interested in supporting us, touring, or membership? Contact us -
info@FrederickLandmarks.org, 301-663-3885.
Our office is staffed part-time Tuesday through Friday 301-668-6088.

To see more up-to-date information about our museum and upcoming events, visit and follow our blog.


For more information about the Frederick Sister Cities Association, visit this site.




Annual Events  - and new events!
Click the links below for information.



Learn about government programs and policies related to historic preservation in the Technical Assistance section.


The Beatty-Cramer House is a unique and special historical structure.

It currently is not available for tours. If you are interested in writing grants or helping to raise funds for repairs, email us info@FrederickLandmarks.org.



Beatty-Cramer House
(dating from 1732)

9010 Liberty Road (Route 26),
Frederick, Md




Schifferstadt opened its doors as a National Historic Landmark on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with this celebration. The event ran 12pm - 4pm. (Bell & History Day is a day when many local museums and historic houses open to the public after being closed during the winter and host special activities on that day.) We were honored to have C.E. Jan Gardner here who made opening remarks as we commenced the day's activities. The Frederick Town Fife and Drum performed music throughout the day.


Although the event is no longer sponsored by the Historic Sites Consortium, as it was in the past, these participating sites and museums also hosted activities for Bell & History for 2017.. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, The Steiner House, The Catoctin Furnace, Frederick County Fire and Rescue Museum, The William F. Moran Museum

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Herb Fest at Schifferstadt  - (follow link for this new event)

Saturday May 13th, 2017  11:30am - 4pm  

This turned out to be a successful first-time event. We hope to do it again

in the spring of 2018.

Herb workshops, craft vendors, food and fun!




This beautiful plein air oil painting by Jen Ludke was chosen as the artwork for the 2017 Barnstormers Poster and Tour booklet cover art. Jen has painted in many of the previous Barnstormers events. Congratulations, Jen!

The Barnstormers 11th Anniversary Tour and Plein Air PaintOut took place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 A great success!

The Barns Of Linganore Valley

Eight barns in the rolling hills of Eastern Frederick County were featured during the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation 11th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. The event took place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Tour hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning at 3 p.m., the paintings were judged by local art educator Wendell Poindexter. The art was for sale at the host farm until 6 p.m. many pieces were sold. The audience enjoyed foot-stompin' old time music by The Gravy Soppers. In10se Barbeque Company sold delicious beef, pork, chicken, french fries and cold drinks. Sno-Belles was at the host farm throughout the afternoon with shaved ice and softserve ice cream!

During the tour, visitors watched artists paint at the barns. All the art created that morning was offered for sale during the afternoon exhibit, beginning at 3 p.m. It was a great chance to purchase a fresh new painting straight off of the easel! The afternoon art show and music at the host farm is is free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefits the projects of Frederick County Landmarks Foundation.

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 each farm featured on the tour. 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, and quilting..

Ticket sales: Tickets locations

1. Ticket/guidebooks are sold at the Frederick Visitor's Center starting about two weeks prior to the June event. Location, 151 S. East St., in Frederick. Phone 800-999-3613. Ticket price, $15 per adult, 16 and under are free.

2. Tickets will also be sold at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Call ahead before stopping by 301-663-3885, or come between 1pm - 4pm on weekends leading up to the event.

3. On the day of the tour, beginning at 9:30 a.m., tickets will be sold at the host farm. 2018 host farm address to be announced.

You can still volunteer to help at 2018 Barnstormers Tour. The event is on June 9, 2018. We are looking for parking attendants, ticket sellers, and barn docents (we will train you) - and there are many other ways to help at this fun and popular event. Contact Melanie Gettier, 301-668-6088, or info@fredericklandmarks.org


Mainline Gravy Soppers played at the 2017 Barnstormers!

This foot-stompin' local group entertained us with old-time music during the afternoon art reception and sale. Hours 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The music and art show is free and open to the public. Main Line Gravy Soppers


Barnstormers Tour featured in MPT "Outdoors Maryland" documentary!

Maryland Public Television featured several barns and interviews from our 2011 Barnstormers Tour. Below is the program cover for March 2012. Barn owner Skip Lewis of Woodsboro, Md. watched while Deborah Lovelace Richardson painted his barn.  The "Historic Barns Of Maryland" documentary produced by Jonathan Slade premiered to a large audience and has repeated on the MPT channel many times.



FRONTIER DAY at Schifferstadt


Saturday - June 17, 2017,  10am - 4pm

Visitors will step into frontier life during the French and Indian War period at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum during the 4th annual Frontier Day. Barnyard animals are back – as well as colonial re-enactors and frontier trades persons. There will be a rifleman, a blacksmith, and other interpreters in colonial frontier period clothing featured during this educational event. Tours of the house and the Heritage Garden are available as well as refreshments.  This is a relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon in a historical setting.

Sponsored by the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, Frontier Day is an educational, free event showing how early settlers lived near Fredericktown and the Maryland backcountry of the 1750's. For more information, email us at info@fredericklandmarks.org.




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