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Close to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Harpers Ferry, W. Va., Frederick County was chartered in 1748 and is home to many historic sites and museums. Civil War buffs can enjoy attractions such as Monocacy National Battlefield, South Mountain Battlefield State Park and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Visitors can observe the wildlife and animals at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo or catch a Frederick Keys minor league baseball game. Artsy downtown Frederick is well known for its gourmet dining options made famous by former "Top Chef" Bryan Voltaggio's Volt. Other stand-out dining options include Isabella's, Cafe Nola, The Tasting Room and Shab Row Bistro. Visitors can easily spend a pleasant weekend here dining, shopping for antiques and browsing through art galleries. --Rachel Martin
Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun
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