This itinerary is perfect for a half day trip. Park in one of the convenient parking decks and enjoy an easy and leisurely walk to all points mentioned in this article.
History lovers will appreciate the National Museum of Civil War Medicine located in the historic district. "During the Civil War, Frederick, a busy crossroads on America’s first National Road and first railroad, was witness to three Confederate invasions, thirty-eight skirmishes and two major battles (South Mountain and Monocacy) as hundreds of thousands of Northern and Southern soldiers marched through the community." Both my church and former school served as hospitals during the Civil War.
I'm sharing some insider tips for shopping in some of my favorite stores in Downtown Frederick, Maryland so that you know exactly where to go.
If you love home goods with a vintage flair, Relish Decor (38 East Patrick Street) is a must-see store on your visit. This lifestyle boutique boasts a stylish selection of tabletop housewares, kitchen furnishings, and unique gifts. I adore this bar ware with a nautical theme. The glasses are slightly slanted; looks like they're already a bit tipsy!
Chic to Chic (30 East Patrick Street), a consignment store offering high-end, carefully curated selection. The store carries a variety of brands including, Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton, and Lilly Pulitzer. I recently spotted this rare shift in the coveted Shrimp Cocktail print in the store. Ellen, the store's owner, is a personal friend who always gives back to the community with outreach efforts and fundraisers.
Hunting Creek Outfitters (29 North Market Street), a full-line Orvis dealer. Everything that he could imagine is packed in this fabulous store, including Yeti coolers, Barbour jackets, and oodles of specialty items. Murray is always helpful and knowledgeable, aiming to please his customers. Show your Maryland pride with one of these stunning t-shirts. They were flying off the shelves when I last checked.
After shopping, enjoy lunch at one of many options, all within walking distance.