History & Heritage

Antietam National Battlefield commemorates the bloodiest one-day battle in American history, fought September 17, 1862.
Maryland Office of Tourism

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."

Antietam National Battlefield-Bloody Lane
Monocacy National Battlefield
Baltimore Civil War Museum President StreetStation

Explore Maryland

Find History 

Lynching in Wicomico County Historic Marker
Church Creek
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center
Frederick Douglass Civil War Trail Marker "Tales of Horror"

Explore Annapolis’ historic district

 On the Colonial Annapolis Walking Tour, you will pass middling homes and a couple mansions on your way to the exterior of the Maryland State House. In the shadows of these buildings, your guide will share with you Annapolis history including stories of the famous statesmen who built these magnificent structures.

tour guides in Colonial dress