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.  

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I-95 Supervisor Margie Long
Mason Dixon Welcome Center lobby
I-95 North Welcome Center Staff

State-Operated 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, Hunting and Fishing Information, Brochures, Camping and Biking and Water Trails Information, Cultural and Historical Attractions.

Brochure Policy: Criteria for acceptable brochures

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Ms.  Casey Keyfauver
Customer Contact Programs Manager
Department of Commerce
401 E. Pratt St., Suite 1433
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-767-6296
CELL:  410-807-1906
FAX:  410-333-6643
E-MAIL:  [email protected] 

Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center

1 Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center

Supervisor: Robin Smith
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301.746.5230
Fax: 301.746.5231
Located on I-68 Eastbound Mile marker 6
PO Box 351, Friendsville, MD 21531
Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Rest Area open seven days per week 24 hours per day
Serving traffic heading East to Cumberland and I70 East
Amenities include a scenic overlook, car, truck and RV/Camper parking, vending machines, pet area and picnic table


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
I-68 Eastbound
Friendsville, MD 21531
410-746-5230


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Sideling Hill Welcome center

2 Sideling Hill Welcome Center

Supervisor: Jeanie Newcomer
Located on I68 West, west of Hancock, MD
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301.678.6035
Fax: 301.678.6420
Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Serving traffic heading West to Cumberland and beyond. Service traffic heading east via the bridge over the I68 highway.
Rest Area Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round.
Amenities include restrooms and car parking, pet area and vending.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial on premises.


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
I68 West
Hancock, MD 21750
301-678-6035


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South Mountain Welcome Centers

3 South Mountain East Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Florence Brant
Email:  [email protected]
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
Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
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.


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
I70 Eastbound
Myersville, MD 21773
301-293-4172


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South Mountain Welcome Centers

4 South Mountain West Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Florence Brant
Email:  [email protected]
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
Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
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.


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
I70 Westbound
Myersville, MD 21773
301-293-8435


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Mason Dixon Welcome Center lobby

5 Mason Dixon Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Brandon Chan
Email:  Brandon.Chanr\@maryland.gov
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
Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
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.


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
17300 Catoctin Mountain Hwy
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-3719


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I-95 North Welcome Center Staff

6 I-95 South Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Marti Banks
Email:  [email protected]
Located between Exits 38 & 35 Mile Marker 37
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 288
Savage, MD 20763
Phone:  301.490.2444
Fax:  301.490.2481
Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM  
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; and recycle bins.  The Center also features truck, RV, and bus parking lots; and picnic tables and benches.No dumping station available.


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
I-95 South
Savage, MD 20763
301-490-2444


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I-95 Supervisor Margie Long

7 I-95 North Welcome Center

Supervisor:  Margie Long
Email: [email protected]
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
Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Serves traffic heading toward Baltimore and points north
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; and recycle bins.  The Center also features truck, RV, and bus parking lots; a dumping station; and picnic tables and benches. Dumping station available.


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
I-95 North
Savage, MD 20763
301-490-1333


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Crain Memorial Welcome Center

8 Crain Memorial Welcome Center

Email:  [email protected]
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)


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
12480 Crain Hwy
Newburg, MD 20664
301-259-2500


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Bay Country Welcome Center

9 Bay Country Welcome Center

Mrs. Deborah Clarke, Supervisor
Email: [email protected]
Located on 301, North of 301/50 split
1000 Welcome Center Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
Phone: 410-758-2181
Fax: 410-758-2182
Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Rest Area open 7:00am - 5:00pm
Serving traffic heading South to the ocean and North to Delaware.


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
1000 Welcome Center Dr
Centreville, MD 21617
410-758-2181


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Worcester County Visitor Center

10 Worcester County Visitor Center

US 13 North Welcome Center
Supervisor:  Debbie Shay
Email:  [email protected]
144 Ocean Highway
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Phone:  410.957.2484
Fax: 410.957.0892
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 Service Plaza

11 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:  443.674.1845
Lost & Found:  443.674.1842
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

Operated by Areas USA
Information:  443-674-1845
Customer Service:  Comments or Complaints [email protected]
Local Mailing Address: P.O. Box 527, Northeast, Md. 21901

Sunoco Convenience Stores and Fueling Stations: 410-272-3854


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
I-95 Service Plaza
Aberdeen, MD 21001
443-674-1845


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Chesapeake House Welcome Center

12 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:  443.674.1865
Lost & Found:  443.674.1862
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

Operated by Areas USA
Information:  443-674-1845
Customer Service:  Comments or Complaints [email protected]
Local Mailing Address: P.O. Box 527, Northeast, Md. 21901

Sunoco Convenience Stores and Fueling Stations: 410-272-3854


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Type:
Visitor Centers


Location:
I-95 John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy
North East, MD 21901
443-674-1865


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I-95 North Welcome Center Staff

13 Volunteer Opportunities

Please join us – We are a proud and friendly group of tourism professionals that serve as Maryland’s front-line ambassadors. If you are interested in volunteering with a Maryland Welcome Center, please contact Casey A. Keyfauver at 410-807-1906.

Featured Places
Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center
01
Location:
I-68 Eastbound
Friendsville, MD 21531
Sideling Hill Welcome Center
02
Location:
I68 West
Hancock, MD 21750
South Mountain I-70 East Welcome Center
03
Location:
I70 Eastbound
Myersville, MD 21773
South Mountain I-70 West Welcome Center
04
Location:
I70 Westbound
Myersville, MD 21773
Mason Dixon Welcome Center
05
Location:
17300 Catoctin Mountain Hwy
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
I-95 South Welcome Center
06
Location:
I-95 South
Savage, MD 20763
I-95 North Welcome Center
07
Location:
I-95 North
Savage, MD 20763
Crain Memorial Welcome Center
08
Location:
12480 Crain Hwy
Newburg, MD 20664
Bay Country Welcome Center
09
Location:
1000 Welcome Center Dr
Centreville, MD 21617
Maryland House Travel Center
11
Location:
I-95 Service Plaza
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Chesapeake House Travel Center
12
Location:
I-95 John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy
North East, MD 21901
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