Carroll County MD – Where Farm and Country Come to Play
Carroll County is a beautiful, rural area, convenient to Baltimore, Gettysburg, and Washington, D.C. In addition to its great location, Carroll County offers a peaceful day away from the hustle and bustle of more metropolitan areas. Carroll offers so much for our visitors to see. Here you will find history, antiquing, festivals, walking tours, driving tours, biking tours, and nature parks. And when your day is done, kick back and relax at one of our quaint bed and breakfasts or modern hotels.
History! History buffs can find plenty to satisfy their curiosity. Carroll’s North border shares billing as the Mason-Dixon Line. The Historical Society of Carroll County offers tours of the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House and a gallery located in the Kimmey House full of Carroll County memorabilia; and don’t forget the gift shop which offers lots of museum-quality items for sale.
Take a stroll back over a hundred years to the Carroll County Farm Museum, which is open to the public from May to October. During the season many festivals are held: The Old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Fiddler’s Convention, The Maryland Wine Festival© in September and Fall Harvest Days in October. Artisans demonstrating broom making, tinsmithing, blacksmithing may be observed or stop for a break in the Rose Garden, offering old-fashioned varieties of roses.
The Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill (circa 1797) home of the Shriver family for six generations, has been carefully restored. Years ago the bustling mill attracted wagonloads of people bringing their grain to market. Today, watch whole grain ground into wheat, buckwheat and corn meal, which can be purchased in small sacks at the gift shop. The Homestead also played an important part in the days before the Gettysburg Civil War battle. Troops from both sides were fed from the huge kitchen–though on different days. Everything is much the same as when the Homestead was in daily use by an active family growing with America, and the visitor is assured a rewarding experience. The Homestead also hosts the Maryland MicroBrewery Festival the last Saturday in September.
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