Fort Detrick Army Base

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
1520 Freedman Drive, Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702

In Frederick, the summers are hot and humid, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 89°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 97°F.


The best times of year for warm-weather activities are from early June to early July and from late July to late September.


The area gets on average, 40 inches of rain and 20 inches of snow per year.

Frederick, MD
Frederick, MD
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living index in Frederick, MD is 116, which is 3% lower than the Maryland average and 16% higher than the national average.
Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Frederick, MD are 3% higher than the Maryland average and 13% higher than the national average.


Getting to Know the Area
Frederick county has many options when you are looking for recreational opportunities.  The county is home to the Appalachian Trail, the arts and adventure, with museums, historic locales, theaters and more.  The Great Frederick Fair has been going on for over 150 years and is the county’s largest event for rides, parades, exhibits and much more.  There are also many parks, sporting events, shopping, restaurants, cultural events and outdoor activities.
The Tourism Council of Frederick provides a great deal of information on the area. In addition, you are only an hour from Washington D.C., Baltimore and Gettysburg. 


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Appalachian Trail
Great Frederick Fair
Federick, MD