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African American History Walking Tours in Frederick, MD

AARCH Society Walking Tours Schedule

Tours start at the AARCH Heritage Center, 125 East All Saints St., Frederick, MD 21701, beginning at 11 AM. Tours run from 60 to 90 minutes. Registration form below.

Saturday, April 27
Saturday, May 25
Saturday, June 22
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 24
Saturday, September 28
Saturday, October 26

Tour Pricing

Teens & Adults:$10.00
AARCH Life Members: free for member; guest $5.00
AARCH Annual Members: $5.00
Group Tours: $7/person and $4/person for student groups – see special registration directions below.

Tours begin at the Heritage Center site at 125 E. All Saints Street

Join AARCH tour guides for an informative exploration of local history on All Saints Street and the surrounding area. Learn about the cultural and historical importance of the neighborhood that was the center of the African American community until the early 1960s.

(Not responsible for accidents. Video and audio recording are not permitted.)

Did you know...

that one of the earliest black Masonic lodges in American, chartered in 1859, is located on All Saints Street?

Did you know...

that Asbury United Methodist Church, also on All Saints Street, was the first black church in Maryland to open a public health clinic and provide the headquarters for a community health nurse in the 1920s?

Did you know...

that the first independent Negro Baseball League was organized in Frederick in 1932?

AARCH Society African American Walking Tour Registration


Available by request at least 2 weeks in advance. Group tours will be scheduled following confirmation from AARCH for the requested day and time. Group tour rates require a minimum of 8 people.

Complete the Group Tour form below left. Please submit two possible dates and times for the tour. Once approved, we ask that you revisit this page and complete the registration and payment, which is required prior to your tour.

 Each tour is limited to 15 people and involves walking on fairly even ground. Tours will be conducted in light rain or shine!  You will be notified by email if the tour is canceled due to bad weather.

Experience the Frederick County African American Heritage Center

When it opens in 2023, the Center will be a dynamic space for educational enrichment and transformational experiences for visitors of all ages. The Heritage Center will provide visitors to Frederick County with a unique lens into the untold stories of Frederick’s African American community.

The Heritage Center will serve as:

  • A primary resource for knowledge, information, and research about African Americans in Frederick County.
  • A venue for the presentation of innovative and enriching exhibitions, displays, public and education programs.
  • A repository where objects as well as extraordinary stories that tell the history and stories about African Americans in Frederick County are captured, preserved and made accessible to current and future generations.