Frederick Walking Tour

The Frederick Walking Tour is made possible with the generous support of:

  • delaplaine
  • Downtown Frederick Partnership
  • Embrace Home Loans
  • Frederick Magazine
  • Robison Smiles Orthodontics

In partnership with:

  • fcpl
  • fcps
  • Visit Frederick
  • William E. Cross Foundation, Inc.
  • Heritage Frederick

Discover the amazing history of one of America’s great small cities in this 50-minute multimedia presentation – available as an app or in DVD format — featuring compelling narration and more than 200 archival photos.

Frederick Walking Tour app


Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play



See store locations below

Experience the past through compelling narrative and vintage images that document the lives of Frederick’s first settlers; their uprising against the British crown; the injustice and ramifications of slavery; the hardships and heartache brought on by the Civil War; and the devastation of a 20th Century flood that served as the impetus for the historic district’s revitalization.

Partial proceeds of the sale of each application supports the Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc., and the Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.

The Frederick Walking Tour’s unique conceptual approach presents history from both a national and a local/human perspective.

The Tour


The tour is comprised of seven mini-tours, each of which is dedicated to a specific theme and historical era. Each themed tour features stops that are located in close proximity to one another.

The Trail (1720-1755)
The path that led to Frederick’s founding

Street of Dreams (1755-1920)
The evolution of an American main street

Colonial History (1750-1790)
From revolution to independence

The Civil War (1860-1865)
Slavery, Secession, and strife

20th Century Frederick (1900-1930)
Frederick’s evolution as a modern city

African American History (1865-1964)
From segregation to civil rights

Frederick’s Rebirth (1976-Present)
The city’s rise from the devastation

  • Estimated Tour Time: 2 hrs
  • Audio Tour: 50 min
  • Route Length: 2 miles
  • Number of Tracks: 46

Immerse Yourself in History

Discover Frederick’s fascinating history through our rich, multimedia presentation. A written transcript of each tour stop narration is also provided.


Tour The Way You Want To – And When You Want To

You have the option of taking all the mini-tours in chronological order or limiting your tour to those Landmarks near you.


Our GPS Feature Makes Touring Easy

The application’s GPS feature allows you to know where you are at all times–in relation to the tour stops and your location in the city.


Easy To Use Interface

The Frederick Walking Tour includes a video demonstration on how to use the application. Touch the “About” bar to watch the video before or during your tour.

Please use caution when taking this tour – always remaining at a standstill when viewing the multimedia presentation. Please use caution when crossing all intersections.
iTour will not be held responsible for accidents incurred while taking this tour.

Download map (PDF)

What People are Saying

I have lived in Frederick for two years but never knew these amazing facts about the town. It taught me to appreciate the architecture of the buildings and so much more. I would recommend this for visitors as well as Frederick natives!
If you want to explore America’s early history in the context of a thriving and evolving city, this is a wonderful self-guided tour. The writing is creative with a documentary-like feel and the narration is top notch!

Frederick Walking Tour app

Get the App

Frederick Walking Tour app


A wireless data plan is recommended for tablet use.

Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play

Available on DVD

Discover Frederick’s history in this handsomely produced documentary that can be fully enjoyed at home.

A physical map, included with the DVD, allows you to track each tour stop.

$15.99, 50 minutes

Available for sale at these Frederick stores:

Partial proceeds of the sale of each DVD supports the Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc., and the Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.


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