Welcome to Historic Downtown Brunswick
A small community known for its railroad history and its location on the Potomac River and C & O Canal, Brunswick is situated on a major MARC train station where every day thousands of residents travel between here and Washington, DC. It’s a small town with a big heart and a proud history. Dedicated to the success of its downtown, Brunswick Main Street, created in 2004, works hard to revitalize the charm and history and show residents and visitors why Downtown Brunswick is a great place to live, work, shop and play.
About Brunswick Main Street
Under the Main Street Maryland umbrella, we are a non-profit organization with the mission of revitalizing downtown Brunswick as an attractive and lively city center. Brunswick Main Street has a volunteer board of directors comprised of residents, business owners, and community leaders.The City of Brunswick’s Economic Development Coordinator assists with administration and management of the program. Volunteers interested in revitalizing historic Brunswick carry out programs and activities.Brunswick Main Street focuses on preserving our historic character and enhancing the image of downtown. We focus on four areas: promotions, economic vitality, design and organization to achieve our goals.
Towns and cities all over the country are opening temporary stores to showcase the best products and space as a destination—it’s the Pop-Up Shop Revolution.
Brunswick Main Street, in partnership with the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, is bringing the Pop-Up Shop initiative to Brunswick during Railroad Days October 1 & 2, 2016. We’re reviving the Kaplon building at 102 W. Potomac Street which has been empty for years with artists & makers, great products, food and people. This beautiful space will be the home of the first Made in Maryland Marketplace in Frederick County, a food and artisans market featuring homegrown products delivered straight by a Maryland farmer and a carefully curated artisans display of products made only in Maryland.
The purpose of this project is threefold: to activate underutilized spaces and places that could benefit from a showcase of available real estate opportunities, to beautify downtown Brunswick’s empty buildings during the City’s popular events with increased foot traffic and to support local farmers and artists.
Let’s celebrate Maryland pride in Downtown Brunswick!
To find out more about becoming a vendor in this exciting new initiative click here
Roots and River Yoga Studio recently opened in downtown Brunswick. Visit www.rootsandriveryoga.com for information about class schedules.
Visit Brunswick, Maryland and enjoy our natural amenities, our history, and our recreational opportunities.
Coming Soon…the Potomac Street Mile Race in downtown Brunswick, August 27, 2016
C&O Canal National Historic Park Mobile App
Your phone provides a fun way to learn more about the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National
Historical Park. You can listen to a park ranger give a short narration on various aspects of the Canal from stories about Canal life to the history of the places along the Canal. When visiting the C&O Canal you can listen to these narrations along any of the trails and at the visitor center.
Dial 301-501-5128, and enter the stop number. There is no additional charge to listen to these narratives. Learn about Brunswick’s early history at stop number 5502. You can listen from home, too.
Main Street Committee Meetings
The Promotions Committee meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at at 7 PM. The meetings are held at the Main Street office located at 8 N. Maple Ave.
The Organization Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM at the Main Street office.
The Economic Vitality Committee meets the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm at the Main Street office.
The Design Committee meets the third Tuesday of the month at 5pm at the Main Street office.
If you are interested in learning more about Brunswick Main Street’s work, stop by and join in any of the meetings! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or if you have questions. While meetings are held regularly on the dates above, occasionally a meeting has to be rescheduled. If you plan to attend any meeting, please call Terri Householder at 301-834-7500 ext.204 to confirm.