Explore Frostburg: Four-Hour History Tour

Explore Frostburg

Frostburg is full of rich history and places to explore. Here is one of the "4 Hours in Frostburg" tour itineraries developed by FrostburgFirst, a Maryland Main Street Community, Inc.

First, catch breakfast at the local favorite diner, Princess Restaurant. Sit in the “Harry Truman” booth where President Harry Truman and his wife, Bess, dined on Father's Day 1953.

After breakfast, walk across the street to explore the ground floor Museum at the Hotel Gunter where you will find the coal mine replica, historical museum displays, and a one-room jail once used while guards transported prisoners along Old Route 40.

Once you exit the Hotel, walk to your left down to St. Michael’s Parish where you will find the grave and memorial of the founding family, Meshach Frost, in the courtyard.

Take .7 mile, 2-minute drive to the Frostburg Museum at 69 Hill Street to explore the rich history of Frostburg. (Museum operates on special hours, please call 301-689-1195)

List of Stops

Princess Restaurant

Family diner serving Allegany County for over 78 years and four generations.

Gunter Hotel

This grand historical Victorian hotel has 12 rooms and two extended stay suites. Built in 1896, the historic Gunter Hotel opened its doors on New Year's Day in 1897.

The Gin Mill at Gunter Hotel

Reminiscent of martini bars of the 1940's, the Gin Mill offers craft cocktails and upscale pub fare with a modern spin!

St. Michael's Catholic Church

The cornerstone for the present St. Michael's Catholic Church was laid in 1868. There is a memorial to the Frost family, founders of the city of Frostburg, that still stands in front of the church today.

Frostburg Museum

Located in the Hill Street School building, the museum details the story of life in Frostburg and provides a wide variety of genealogical information.

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