Twenty locations, including museums and galleries, in Frederick city and county are participating Saturday in Museums by Candlelight, featuring self-guided tours, seasonal music, portrayals of characters from the past, traditional crafts, hearth cooking and hands-on children's activities. Visit many locations or just a few. It is not necessary to visit the museums in any particular order.

Museums by Candlelight will take place 2-7 p.m. Saturday, at locations listed below. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

City of Frederick

* The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St.

* Frederick County Fire and Rescue Museum and Preservation Society, 531 N. Market St.

* The Historical Society of Frederick County, 24 E. Church St.

* Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St.

* National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St.

* Maryland Room, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St.

* Steiner House, 368 W. Patrick St.

* Roger Brooke Taney House, 121 S. Bentz St.

* Key Memorial Chapel, Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market St.

* Hessian Barracks, Maryland School for the Deaf, 101 Clarke Pl.

* Prospect Hall Mansion, St. John's Literary Institution, 889 Butterfly Lane.

Frederick County

* Seton Shrine Center, 333 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg.

* Cunningham Falls State Park Visitor Center and the Catoctin Furnace, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd., three miles west of Thurmont, off Route 77.

* Gambrill Mansion, 4801-A Urbana Pike, Frederick.

* Middletown Valley Historical Society, 305 W. Main St., Middletown.

* Dahlgren Chapel, Alternate Route 40, across from South Mountain Inn at Turner's Gap on South Mountain.

* Ostertag Farm, 11847 Easterday Rd., Myersville.

* South Mountain Heritage Society, 5 E. Main St., Burkittsville.

* George Alfred Townsend Museum, Gathland State Park, 900 Arnoldstown Rd., Burkittsville.

* Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick.

-- Christine Swerda