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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. Photo By: Maryland Office of Tourism

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. Photo By: Frederick County Tourism

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. Photo By: VisitMaryland

7 Contact Us

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Current Press Releases

Navy Band playing at Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Maryland To Host Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore
July 12, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD (July 12, 2016) – Today representatives from the State of Maryland, Baltimore City, U.S. Navy and Historic Ships in Baltimore announce Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, a celebration of the rich naval traditions of the Chesapeake Bay and the contributions of Marylanders to the defense and prosperity of the nation.

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Mother, son and daughter enjoying local made ice cream from Scottish Highland Creamery
Maryland Celebrates the Start of Summer with Local Culinary Specialties
June 28, 2016

BALTIMORE (June 28, 2016) – Temperatures are heating up, and summer is here. From the farm to the table, there’s no better way to celebrate the summer than with fresh seasonal favorites made in Maryland. Whether you grab a cool scoop of ice cream, crisp fruit or refreshing brew, there is no shortage of mouth-watering cuisine to indulge in during the upcoming months.

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All Maryland Welcome Centers Opened in Time for the Summer Travel Season
May 26, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 26, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Commerce announced today that all of the state’s Welcome Centers that were closed six years ago are now open for business in time for the busy summer travel season.  The re-opening of the Youghiogheny Overlook center in Garrett County and the Bay Country center in Queen Anne’s County demonstrates the commitment by Govern

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