Press Room

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

Need to visit Maryland? Start here.


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

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.


Girls enjoying ice cream
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Cool Summer Fun in Maryland
May 29, 2015

BALTIMORE (May 29, 2015) – As summer begins to heat up, the Maryland Office of Tourism is putting the spotlight on ways to cool down and spend time with the family this season. From ice cream to festivals, from museums to special events, Maryland offers many opportunities for family-friendly adventures.


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Visitation to Maryland increases 40.5 percent since 2007
May 21, 2015

BALTIMORE (May 21, 2015) – Maryland welcomed 38.2 million domestic travelers in 2014, an increase of 5.8 percent from 2013 and an increase of 40.5 percent from 2007’s 27.2 million visitors, according to a national survey of U.S. travelers conducted by D.K. Shifflet and Associates, a leading tourism industry research firm.