Maryland Welcome Centers

One of the few states to staff Welcome Centers with Nationally Certified Travel Counselors by the Travel Industry Association of America, Maryland offers Welcome Centers that are open year-round.  All Welcome Centers are handicapped accessible.  Welcome Centers are closed on all state and federal holidays.

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Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Holly Lane

Email:  welcomecenter@garrettchamber.com

Located on eastbound I-68, 1.5 miles east of Friendsville in Garrett County, Maryland, this site offers and outstanding view of the Youghiogheny Reservoir

Address:  6172 National Freeway

Friendsville, MD 21531

Phone:  301-746-4347

 

Hours:  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Friday through Sunday

Serves traffic heading eastbound to the Eastern Shore as well as Washington and points south.

Rest Area open seven days per week, 24 hours a day;

Amenities include rest rooms, picnic tables, vending and scenic overlook of the Youghiogheny River.

 

Sideling Hill Exhibit Center

Hancock, MD 21750

 

Welcome Center Closed

Sideling Hill Exhibit moved to the Town of Hancock Visitor Center and Hancock-Sideling Hill Geological Museum, 42 West Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750

Rest Area Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week from May through December

Closed January through April

 

South Mountain East Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Vickie Grinder

Email:  Vickie.grinder@maryland.gov

Located on Interstate 70 Eastbound, east of Hagerstown Between Exits 35 and 42

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 419

Myersville, Maryland 21773

Phone:  301.293.4172

Fax:  301.293.4174

 

Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open Thursday through Monday

Serves traffic heading toward Baltimore and Eastern Shore as well as Washington and Points South.

Rest Area open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round

Amenities include family restrooms, playground, truck, bus, RV and car parking.  Picnic tables, walking path and pet area as well as vending.  No dumping station available.

 

South Mountain West Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Vickie Grinder

Email:  Vickie.grinder@maryland.gov

Located on Interstate 70 Westbound, west of Hagerstown Between Exits 42 and 35

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 419

Myersville, Maryland 21773

Phone:  301.293.8435

Fax:  301.293.8438

 

Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open Thursday through Monday

Serves traffic heading West toward Cumberland, Garrett County and points West

Rest Area open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round

Amenities include family restrooms, playground, truck, bus, RV and car parking.  Picnic tables, walking path and pet area as well as vending.  No dumping station available.

 

Mason Dixon Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Casey Keyfauver

Email:  ckeyfauver@visitmaryland.org

Located on US 15 South, 10 miles south of Gettysburg,

Address:  17300 Catoctin Mountain Highway

Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

Phone:  301-447-3719

Fax:  301-447-3742

 

Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open Thursday through Monday

Serves traffic heading north on US 15 via the turnaround past Emmitsburg exit and south from Gettysburg, one mile south of the Pennsylvania line. 

Rest area open seven days per week, 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. north of Emmitsburg, Md. And one mile south of the Pennsylvania line.

Amenities include vending machines, family restrooms, picnic tables and playground area.  Pet area,

water fountains and truck, car and RV parking available.

 

I-95 South Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Marti Banks

Email:  mbanks@visitmaryland.org

Located between Exits 38 & 35 Mile Marker 37

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 1058

Savage, MD 20763

Phone:  301-490-2444

Fax:  301-490-2481

 

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Open Thursday through Monday

Serves traffic heading towards Washington D.C. and points south.

Rest area open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round.

Amenities include travel information on the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; vending machines; water fountains; restrooms; newspaper stands; and recycle bins.  The Center also features truck, RV, and bus parking lots; and picnic tables and benches.

 

I-95 North Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Margi Long

Email:  mlong@visitmaryland.org

Located between Exits 38 & 35 Mile Marker 37

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 1058

Savage, MD 20763

Phone:  301-490-1333

Fax:  301-490-2482

 

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Open Thursday through Monday

Rest area open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round.

Amenities include travel information on the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; vending machines; water fountains; restrooms; newspaper stands; and recycle bins.  The Center also features truck, RV, and bus parking lots; a dumping station; and picnic tables and benches.

 

Crain Memorial Welcome Center

Email:  welcomecenter@charlescounty.org

12480 Crain Highway

Newburg, MD 20664

Phone:  301-259-2500

Fax:  301-259-2086

 

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. seven days per week.

Rest Area Hours:  6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. seven days per week.

Trucks prohibited and minimal motorcoach parking available.

Operated by Charles County Tourism (www.charlescounty.org)

Bay Country Welcome Center

1000 Welcome Center Drive

Centreville, MD 21617

 

Welcome Center Closed

Rest area open 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Worcester County Visitor Center

US 13 North Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Debbie Shay

Email:  visitworcester@gmail.com

144 Ocean Highway

Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Phone:  410-957-2484

 

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. seven days per week

Rest Area hours – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days per week

Featuring a picnic area and a pet area.

The US 13 North Welcome Center is just north of the Virginia state line in Worcester County, Maryland.  Approximately four miles south of Pocomoke City, the center is the gateway to Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore.  Operated by Worcester County Tourism (www.visitworcester.org)

 

Maryland House Travel Center

I-95 Service Plaza, Mile Marker 82

Between Exit 80 (MD 543) and Exit 85 (MD 22)

GPS Coordinates:  39.496640 – 76.233187

Aberdeen, Md. 21001

Phone:  443-681-2105

 

The new 42,000 square-foot Maryland House features food from Wendy’s, Phillips Seafood, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jerry’s Subs & Pizza, Currito, Nathan’s Famous, Auntie Anne’s and Carvel.  The new 5,700 square-foot A Plus convenience store at the Sunoco high-speed fueling station features food from Elevation Burger.  The Maryland House also includes the following amenities:

 

Contemporary design and natural lighting

Additional bus parking and indoor/outdoor seating

Free Wi-Fi

Modern Restroom facilities and equipment

Building with “green” features – LEED certified silver

Staffed Welcome Center

Kids Korner seating area

 

Chesapeake House Travel Center

I-95 John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy, Mile Marker 97

Between Exit 93 (MD 222) and Exit 100 (MD 272)

GPS Coordinates:  39.611788 – 76.009365

North East, Md 21901

Phone:  410-287-9677

 

The new 30,000 square-foot Chesapeake House features food from Earl of Sandwich, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy’s, Peet’s Coffee and Tea and Auntie Anne’s.  The new 4,300 square-foot A Plus convenience store at the Sunoco high-speed fueling station features custom-crafted food and

drinks.  The Chesapeake House Amenities include:

 

Contemporary design and natural lighting

Additional bus parking and indoor/outdoor seating

Free Wi-Fi

Modern Restroom facilities and equipment

Building with “green” features – LEED certified silver

Staffed Welcome Center

Kids Korner seating area

 

Both Travel Centers, Maryland House and Chesapeake House are operated by Areas USA

Information:  443-674-1842

Customer Service:  Comments or Complaints guestservice@areasmail.com

 

Local Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 527, Northeast, Md. 21901

 

Sunoco Convenience Stores and Fueling Stations at Maryland House and Chesapeake House:

410-272-3854

 

 

Our Welcome Centers Provide:

  • Quality Service
  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Statewide Information
  • Hotel Reservation Assistance
  • Greeting of Motorcoaches
  • Assistance with Travel Itineraries
  • Maps
  • Travel Guides
  • Calendar of Events
  • Wi-Fi is available at limited locations
  • Hotel Reservations
  • Hunting and Fishing Information
  • Brochures
  • Camping and Trails Information
  • Cultural Attractions
  • Historical Attractions

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Brochure Policy

 

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Ms.  Jennifer Jones

Tourism Development Manager

DBED/Office of Tourism Development

401 E. Pratt St., Suite 1433

Baltimore, MD 21202

410.767-6296

CELL:  410-807-1906

FAX:  410-333-6643

E-MAIL:  jjones@visitmaryland.org