Museum Information & Highlights

Carriage Museum


Mr. Renneberger restored and displayed carriages at Rose Hill. He also was an active member of the Rose Hill Carriage Society and led carriage drives every fall through the streets of Frederick. On exhibit, are a variety of restored carriages and sleighs. These vehicles are a sampling of those used in the region for sporting, pleasure, and utility. Most of the items date to around the turn of the twentieth century just before the advent of major car transport. Several pieces of historic tack, harness equipment, and adornments are on exhibit as well.
Mr. Renneberger at work on carriage restoration
Currier and Ives Cutter, Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Cut Under Trap, Circa 1885
Vis-A-Vis Sleigh, Late 1800s to Early 1900s

Farm Museum


The Farm Museum was founded in 1977 by the Frederick County Farm Museum Association, Inc. Exhibiting late 19th century and early 20th century agricultural practices and farm family life, the farm buildings provide a glimpse into Frederick County's rich agricultural heritage. The Farm and Family building houses exhibits that highlight various aspects of farm life from the kitchen to the farmer's broom shop. The Bank Barn houses the Planting and Harvesting of Generations exhibit, which includes a collection of agricultural hand tools and machinery. The FMA hosts a spring and fall festival each year.

The Farm & Family Building and barns are only open during special events or upon request.
Please call 301-600-1650 for more information.

Exhibits & Displays


The Farm and Family Building features exhibits which highlight various aspects of 19th century farm life and contains our Children's Mini Barn and farm themed activities center. The Bank Barn houses the Planting and Harvesting Exhibit, which includes a large collection of agricultural hand tools and machinery.

Festivals


The Association offers annual spring and fall festivals. These events feature:

Home-style foods
Steam engine demonstrations
Farm animals
Hay rides
Antique tractor pulls
Requesting Tours

Requests to tour the exhibits may be made from April through October in the museum office. Be sure to get more information before planning a visit.
Children with a cow
Farm Tractors
Little Barn
Children playing