Prince Frederick is an unincorporated community in Calvert County, Maryland. Prince Frederick is home to the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, a local nature preserve that protects forested wetland near the town and the Arthur Storer Planetarium, located on the grounds of Calvert High School. The American Chestnut Land Trust is a non-profit organization that protects land within the Parkers Creek and Governor’s Run watersheds. Spider Hall Farm is a working farm that grows corn, grain, and tobacco and runs a popular Farm Stand with local produce, milk, cheese, ice cream, meats and much more. The best time to visit Prince Frederick is during the Calvert County Fair, held every fall at the Calvert County Fairgrounds. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp sanctuary is a forested wetland near the town of Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland. The sanctuary protects one of the northernmost sites where bald cypress trees grow naturally in North America. It is also the only large stand of these trees on the western shore of Maryland. The Nature Conservancy bought the land in 1957 and declared it the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary. The site covers 100 acres, about one percent of the 10,060-acre watershed of Battle Creek. A part of it is open to the public as a park. It has a nature center and quarter-mile long boardwalk over the swamp. The Calvert County operates it today as a county park. In addition to the cypress, the sanctuary protects many songbirds including prothonotary warbler and waterthrush, frogs and several species of wildflowers.
2880 Grays Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, Phone: 410-535-5327
2.American Chestnut Land Trust, Prince Frederick, MD
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The American Chestnut Land Trust is a non-profit organization that was established in 1986 to protect, care for and share land within the Parkers Creek and Governor’s Run watersheds. Their goal is to prevent losing special natural and cultural places for the benefit of future generations. A team from the Land Trust works with local communities and landowners to create special spaces where wildlife can live undisturbed, where researchers can learn, where adults can find peace and where children can be amazed and protect it forever. It is today a tranquil 3,000-acre area with 22 miles of hiking trails, interpretive trails, historic structures, community farm and guided canoe trips.
676 Double Oak Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, Phone: 410-414-3400
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3.Spider Hall Farm, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Spider Hall Farm is a working farm that grows corn, grain, and tobacco located near Prince Frederick, Maryland. The farm runs a popular Farm Stand selling milk, cheese, meat, ice cream, canned goods, baked goods, seasonal produce, and much more. During the annual October Festival, the farm offers hay rides, corn maze, games, pumpkins and more. The farm also offers tours for those, adults and children, who want to learn more about how a farm works, as well as agricultural education for groups of school kids. The farm stand is open year around.
3915 Hallowing Point Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, Phone: 410-610-0094
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4.Jerry's Place Restaurant, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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While Jerry retired, Jerry’s Place , which open in 1983 in Prince Frederick ,Maryland, still has the atmosphere he created – warm, cozy place where families come to enjoy fresh seafood. It is run today by Jerry’s children , grandchildren, nieces , nephews, and friends, who keep his legacy, the atmosphere, the high level of service and, of course, great menu. The quirky restaurant’s main feature is wall-to-wall amazing colorful murals depicting family scenes. The menu consists entirely of seafood – fish, crabs, oysters, haddock and more. Jerry’s has a small but great selection of wines and beer. Don’t forget to leave some space for Jerry’s amazing home-made desserts.
1541 Solomons Island Rd S, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, Phone: 410-535-3242
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5.Brick Wood Fired Bistro, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Brick Wood Fired Bistro is all about the Fire. This upscale, refined restaurant has great, warm atmosphere created by exposed brick walls covered in art, dark wood floors, crisp white tablecloths and comfortable private booths. Everything on the menu, from baking breads, to roasting fish, baking pizzas and cooking steaks and oysters have been touched by fire one way or another. Their dishes start with the freshest ingredients possible, provided mostly by local providers, fishermen and growers. The menu is a blend of different cultures and techniques, bringing forward the flavors of the Chesapeake Bay. Some of the highlights of the menu are the Oysters Brickafella, with spinach, bacon and parmesan, Crab Avocado Stack, served with house-cut kettle chips and Roasted Beet Salad with beets, fried goat cheese, walnuts and a drizzle of honey served on a bed of arugula.
60 Sherry Ln, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, Phone: 443-486-5799
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6.Heritage 485, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Located in a beautiful Victorian built in 1891, Heritage 485 is a modern American restaurant with North Eastern Mediterranean influences. The house used to host old Field Inn, a popular Prince Frederick, Maryland landmark. Heritage 485 is elegant and classy without being fussy, with touches of cobalt blue in the dining room and bar. Owner and Head Chef, Michael Benson focuses on staying local as much as possible, offering seasonal rotating menu. Some of the highlights are imaginative dishes such as Shrimp Po’ Boy Tacos with lightly breaded shrimp, Tasso ham, lettuce, pickled veggies, and .remoulade sauce, wrapped in flour tortilla. Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch is a popular local affair that is not to be missed.
485 Main St, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, Phone: 443-968-8338
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7.Roads and Rails Museum
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Roads and Rails Museum is a privately owned and funded museum dedicated to celebrating the world of miniature railways. Here you will find one of the world’s largest miniature world displays in the country, showcases model trains and the miniature world they serve. You will see the local zoo, an erupting miniature volcano, mountains, castles, towns and villages and a host of moving trains, cars, trucks and more. There are even realistic sound effects. The museum is great for all ages and makes an interesting venue for children’s birthday parties. You are invited to come and tour the museum on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Roads and Rails Museum, 200 N. East Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 301 624 5524
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Clue IQ in Frederick offers a fun and immersive experience for families and groups of friends. Essentially an escape room, the Clue IQ games have been masterfully set up to offer a premium escape room experience that you are unlikely to forget. Families and younger escapees can opt for the Operation Jingle Bells room, which is large and well lit and ideal for first-timers. Crane Manor has a thrilling paranormal theme, more suited to older players, while Excalibur and Blitzkrieg are suitable for all players. You and your team will need to put your heads together to solve the riddles and beat the room within your allotted 60 minutes.
Clue IQ, 103 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD 21701, 240 815 6458
8 Best Things to Do in Prince Frederick, Maryland
- Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, Photo: Navalaney/stock.adobe.com
- American Chestnut Land Trust, Prince Frederick, MD, Photo: American Chestnut Land Trust
- Spider Hall Farm, Prince Frederick, Maryland, Photo: Spider Hall Farm
- Jerry's Place Restaurant, Prince Frederick, Maryland, Photo: Jerry's Place Restaurant
- Brick Wood Fired Bistro, Prince Frederick, Maryland, Photo: Brick Wood Fired Bistro
- Heritage 485, Prince Frederick, Maryland, Photo: Heritage 485
- Roads and Rails Museum, Photo: Roads and Rails Museum
- Clue IQ, Photo: Clue IQ
- Cover Photo: Heritage 485
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