Hood College students are able to take advantage of the many
opportunities offered in Frederick, Md.,
considered one of America's great small cities for its quality of life
ambience. The city of 50,000 is the seat of government of Frederick
the largest of Maryland's counties, and is nestled among spectacular
rolling farmlands and rivers.
Established as a frontier town by English and German settlers in
as it was first known, served wagon train parties crossing the as-yet
Allegheny Mountains. The city's location along the National Pike (U.S.
40 / Patrick Street), was an important factor in its immediate
This is evidenced throughout Frederick's outstanding 33-block historic
which is nationally renowned for its wonderful examples of 18th-,
early-20th century architecture. During the Civil War, local officials
Frederick's downtown from being put to the torch by responding to the
of Confederate officers that a $200,000 ransom be paid. Modern-day
and civic leaders have continued the preservation of the 250-year old
through judicious regulation.
Today, the historic district serves as a spectacular setting for
and culture. You'll quickly discover that hundreds of our 19th- and
commercial buildings house specialty stores, antique shops and fine
Throughout the year, the historic district is the site of regionally
special events hosted by the City of Frederick. It is also the home to
facilities as the Weinberg Center for the Arts and the Delaplaine
Center, where performance arts and fine arts exhibits are featured
Frederick's historical sites, shopping outlets and dining
made it a popular destination for residents in the Baltimore and
D.C., metropolitan areas. Frederick County's many state and municipal
places to camp, hike, boat, swim, bicycle, picnic and play tennis. For
on these and other Frederick County attractions, stop by the Visitor
at 19 East Church St., or call (800) 999-3613. The Visitor Center
across the street from Winchester Hall, Hood's former home prior to
of the Rosemont Avenue campus. Click here
to visit the Frederick Tourism website.
Residency in Frederick will also offer you the opportunity to take in
the thousands of cultural and educational opportunities available in
nearby Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis, complementing the many
academic and social experiences you'll enjoy at Hood College.