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Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums

Open Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Great Place for Kids

I have been to Rose Hill on many occasions. They have events and festivals through out the year... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
MammaD123
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Frederick, Maryland
Like a museum but better!

We went yesterday and we loved it. G have 14, 7, 4 year olds. All three found it interesting. So... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
Alysha B
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Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums provides visitors with the opportunity to explore life in 18th & 19th century America. The 1790s Manor House was the retirement home of Maryland's first elected goernor, Thomas Johnson. In addition to the Manor House...more
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have been to Rose Hill on many occasions. They have events and festivals through out the year, including but not limited to a Halloween Trick-or-Treat through history event. They also have activities for home schooled children as well as summer fun activities and camps...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank MammaD123
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We went yesterday and we loved it. G have 14, 7, 4 year olds. All three found it interesting. So much to do and touch and play. A wonderful, well informed young top guide in period dress spent the whole afternoon with us. My seven...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Alysha B
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I love the old houses and love to see people dressed in period clothing. The downsides is the museum could be open more often.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 26 September 2014

This was a great hands-on touch museum for children. I had 2 preschool children with me and they thoroughly enjoyed playing with many wonderful colonial items. Each room, both upstairs and downstairs had an amazing variety of opportunities for fun and learning. The two staff...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Carol and Ray L
Reviewed 26 September 2014

This Federal era home hosted the Johnson family in 1800. Also featured are beautiful flower and herb gardens, a Children's Museum, a carriage house with many historic carriages, ice house, log cabin, etc. Tours of the house and grounds are available. Visitors are offered handmade...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank J D
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Park requires an entry fee. Has many things going on throughout the year. Heritage days, cival war encampments, etc. You can also tour the house. Nice big area well maintained.

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank lookintobook
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Visited for the 1st time back in May 2014 to attend the 2nd annual Festa Italiana. The parking was free, but there was an entrance fee of $10/person to get into the festival. It was for a good cause though, the Habitat of Humanity of...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank NeoWasHere
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Went to the civil war enactment and encampment with grandson. Th experience was very worhwhile and historical for both of us.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank johndQ3487ZB
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Thomas Johnson, first Governor of Maryland and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States died in this house, owned by his daughter and son-in-law. His niece was married to President John Quincy Adams. The lovely historic house and grounds are well worth...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Rose Hill Manor in Frederick is a hands on museum showing how the life would have been in the 19th century. They are visited by lots of school groups and there were lots of 4th graders touring when I was there. I enjoyed the fact...More

Date of experience: April 2014
4  Thank mew521
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clarkvl59
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Response from JohnnyBlaze007 | Reviewed this property |
Rose Hill Manor was the home of the first Governor of Maryland, Thomas Johnson. The home was built in the late 1700s. Its now a museum which has tours which show how things were done in that time period, as well as others... More
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Lidia S
9 April 2015|
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Response from katerihusky |
We really don't know why it is named Rose Hill Manor After squatting on the property Hans Peter Hoffman went to Annapolis in 1746 to purchase the 225 acres. The original name of the property was Rose Garden and Governor... More
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