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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

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

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Frederick's 50-block historic district offers more than 100 stores including antiques shops. Photo By: Frederick County Tourism

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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

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Current Press Releases

USS Jason Dunham DDG-109
Vessels Announced For Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore
October 01, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD (September 30, 2016) – More than a dozen vessels from Canada and various branches of the United States military will sail into the Port of Baltimore as part of the inaugural Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore October 10-17. Baltimore is one of seven elite cities to host the U.S.


See the Blue Angels fly during Fleet Week in Maryland
Aviators Announced for Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore
September 07, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD (September 7, 2016) – Nearly two dozen aviators including the Navy’s famed Blue Angels flight demonstration team will take to the sky October 15 and 16, 2016 as part of Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore October 10-17.  An open house free festival, including meet-and-greets with pilots, will take place at Martin State Airport in Baltimore County o


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.