One Vast Adventure – Frederick at War

Learn history by living it in Frederick on Saturday September 21 for a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience spanning the entirety of downtown.

155 years ago, a Confederate army threatened to burn down Frederick if the city didn’t pay a $200,000 ransom. Our ancestors saved the city, but do you have what it takes to make history?

On Saturday September 21, history comes to life around you in One Vast Adventure – Frederick for Ransom – a one-of-a-kind, entertainment experience! Play games, scour the city for clues, and solve puzzles, all while investigating costumed characters throughout the immersive world of 1864 Frederick. Race to raise the ransom money in this 5 hour, city-wide adventure – will you be able to save Frederick from the flames?

Tickets are $32/person ($16/children 12 and under) and include food and drink samples, exclusive specials from participating stores, and access to the entertainment experience and after-party. Come and live your vast adventure in this immersive show, where all of downtown Frederick is the stage! There is no better way to experience the Frederick of 2019 than by saving the Frederick of 1864! Don’t just learn about history, live your history!


September 21, 2019 10:30 AM


September 21, 2019 5:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


Event Venue


48 E Patrick St