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The one-stop source for Maryland news, fact sheets, and story ideas tailored for local, regional, national, international, and trade media.


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1 Story Ideas

We have pulled together a sampling of the many Maryland stories waiting to be told. Get story ideas now!


Learn about the War of 1812 here where the flag that inspired the National Anthem was sewn.

2 Press Releases

Find monthly spotlights on segments of Maryland’s tourism industry, announcements and other special events here.

Glide along the water with a stand-up paddleboarding session at sunset.

3 What's New

Each year we round up the new attractions, major exhibits, significant anniversaries and upcoming major events for your convenience. See what's new now!

Food tastes better by the water, and what better place for a crabfeast than in Solomons on the Chesapeake.

4 Photography Requests

A picture is worth a thousand words. Ask us to find the photo that best fits your story.

Turkey Point Lighthouse sits atop a 100-foot bluff and offers stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay.

5 Travel Journalist Guidelines

Explore Maryland first hand, and let us and our travel partners be your guide. How can we help you?

Frederick's 50-block historic district offers more than 100 stores including antiques shops.

6 Press Tours

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Known as George Washington's Headquarters, this one-room cabin was used by George Washington while an aide to General Braddock.

7 Contact Us

We love to hear from you, and this page lists everything you need to know to get in touch with us. 

Current Press Releases

St. Clements Cross with a field of Black-Eyed Susans
Celebrating Maryland’s Religious Heritage
August 21, 2015

BALTIMORE (August 21, 2015) – Maryland is considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in America, dating back to its earliest colonial days when the state became a refuge for Catholics sailing from England. As the United States prepares for the first visit of Pope Francis, Maryland is shining a spotlight on its religious heritage.


Two bicyclist riding on the Monocacy Aqueduct
Spend the Last Days of Summer Outdoors in Maryland
August 05, 2015

BALTIMORE (August 5, 2015) – As the freedom of summertime gives way to back-to-school shopping, the Maryland Office of Tourism is encouraging visitors and residents alike to head outdoors and enjoy carefree summer adventures before Labor Day.


Forrest Hall Farm, Mechanicsville, St. Marys
Going Local for an Authentic Maryland Experience
July 02, 2015

BALTIMORE (July 2, 2015) – With farmers markets and festivals galore featuring local products, July offers up multiple opportunities for summertime visitors and residents alike to support local businesses and get a true taste of authentic Maryland cuisine.