Street Address
1110 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
Mailing Address
1110 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701
April through December
Sunday, Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
call to confirm 301-668-6088
Adults: $3
Kids under1 2: Free
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Melanie Gettier, Administrator of FCLF
phone: 301-668-6088


Frederick County Landmarks Foundation owns and operates Schifferstadt Architectural Museum which is one of the finest examples of German colonial architecture in the country.


Frederick County Landmarks Foundation is dedicated to increasing awareness and knowledge about preservation and history in Frederick, MD


Schifferstadt was built in 1758 by Elias Bruner. The Bruners were early German immigrants who became prominent members of the community and played an important role in Frederick's history. The impressive stone house contains many typical German architectural features still seen in Germany houses today, but constructed with local materials available in 1700's.

Artifacts Collections

There are 221 objects, including the house itself.

  • historic structure
  • tools
  • books
  • archaeological artifacts


Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, (referred to as FCLF) a private non-profit organization, pursues the preservation of historic sites, structures, natural landmarks and communities of Frederick County, Maryland, and strives to increase knowledge and appreciation of them. To further its educational mission, FCLF not only holds special events that provide the public with a window to Frederick’s historic past, but promotes knowledge of other historical places in Frederick.

FCLF owns and operates Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, which is its main landmark and is the location of the FCLF office. FCLF has additional historic properties: the Beatty-Cramer House, and the Zion Church and Cemetery. FCLF includes under its umbrella, the Frederick County Covered Bridge Preservation Society and the Frederick Sister Cities Association.


Access: Students, Scholars, Staff Only, Members

Appointment required: Yes




    Gift Shop

    The Gift Shop at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum and Heritage Garden offers a variety of items related to the history of Schifferstadt and Frederick, along with items made by local artists and crafts workers. Books about architecture, gardening, colonial cooking and history, along with toys from bygone eras and craft kits, bring the past to life.

    Featured are local artists such as painter Harry Richardson and potter Robert Strasser. Hand-dipped candles from Dian Putman and hand-spun and knit items from Mary’s Delight Farm are also available.

    Become a member

    By joining Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, you are supporting historic preservation, educating the community about our historic heritage and building awareness and appreciation for the unique architectural culture of this area. For more than 30 years, Frederick County Landmarks Foundation has provided a framework for people to preserve the past to benefit the future. Success stories include a toll house, the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum and Heritage Garden, the Beatty-Cramer House and the Derr House. Please join us in an effort to continue to inform and educate the Frederick community about the importance and value of historic preservation and of learning from our history!

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours