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Antietam National Battlefield commemorates the bloodiest one-day battle in American history, fought September 17, 1862.
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History isn’t just for history buffs. And our history museums, attractions and experiences are anything but textbook. In Maryland you can drive along a scenic byway and experience history outside of museum walls, or fancy yourself a time traveler and cruise the Chesapeake Bay on a restored World War II ship. Heck, you can even learn a bit of history as you spook yourself silly during one of our haunted ghost tours! Be open for discovering the history of Maryland in a whole new way.


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"During the Civil War, Maryland was not only a border state with split loyalties, but also a battleground."

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