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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

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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

Preakness at Pimlico Raceway
All Bets Are On at the Horse Races This May in Maryland
May 10, 2016

Baltimore, MD (May 10, 2016) – Maryland is celebrating its horse heritage this month by highlighting a variety of activities including the 141st running of the famed Preakness Stakes on May 21. Saddle up and grab the reins for an exciting ride amongst Maryland’s oldest traditions.


Bald Eagles in a nest
Birds of a Feather Flock Together to Maryland in April
April 07, 2016

Baltimore, MD (April 7, 2016) – Spread your wings and soar to Maryland to celebrate the beauty of birding this spring. Head to the Yard to see your favorite birds play ball or grab a pair of binoculars and find your own nest in the varied habitats that harbor a vast array of stunning birds that inhabit Maryland.


FeBREWary to celebrate Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month
Love is Brewing in Maryland This February
February 02, 2016

Baltimore, MD (February 2, 2016) – Love is in the air and on tap in Maryland. In celebration of FeBREWary: Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month, breweries are releasing new seasonal, love-themed craft beers, offering food pairings, hosting special events and partnering with local businesses to provide safe lodging and transportation.