Tourism & Film


Tourism has a tremendous impact on Frederick from the perspectives of generated revenues and the character it instills. In 2016, some 1.8 million visitors spent in excess of $394.8 million while on excursion in Frederick County. Tourism also accounts for nearly 6,676 industry-related jobs.

One of the chief attractions is downtown Frederick’s dynamic 40-block historic district, with its nationally renowned architecture, variety of historic sites, 200 retailers and antique shops, and 40 restaurants along Restaurant Row. Nearly three-quarters of all visitors to Frederick County come to downtown Frederick during their journey - about 1.9 million tourists each year.

Other notable visitor attractions throughout the City and downtown include the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick County Historical Society and Roger Brooke Taney House, Mount Olivet Cemetery and the grave of Francis Scott Key, and Harry Grove Stadium - home to the Frederick Keys, the Baltimore Orioles’ minor league affiliate. For additional tourism-related information visit the Frederick Tourism website and the Downtown Frederick website.

Filming in Frederick

Frederick offers many opportunities for premier film locations. Gods and Generals was filmed in the heart of downtown, just outside the front doors of City Hall. The City’s Department of Economic Development is your first stop to filming in The City of Frederick.

In the event that filming for commercial purpose is to take place on City property - such as Baker Park or along public right-of-ways such as streets and sidewalks - a film application would be required. Department of Economic Development is the contact for this process, so please feel free to contact us with any questions at 301-600-6360 or email the department.