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Maryland Welcome Centers are open for business!

Our trained Travel Counselors are ready and willing to provide you with the most up-to-date travel information about your Maryland trip. 

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For your safety when in a Welcome Center, you must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth and maintain 6 feet of physical distance.

If you prefer not to come in, call any center and we will bring your maps and guides to the door.

Please do not enter the Welcome Center if you:

  1. Do not feel well;
  2. Have a fever; and/or
  3. Have been exposed to someone with the COVID virus within the last 14 days.

For travel information Monday through Friday, please call 833-OPEN4YOU and for 24/7 information explore this website.

State-Operated Welcome Centers Provide: Quality Service, Knowledgeable Staff, Statewide Information, Hotel Reservation Assistance, Greeting of Motorcoaches, Assistance with Travel, Itineraries, Maps, Travel Guides, Calendar of Events, Brochures, Hunting and Fishing Information, Camping information, Biking, Hiking  and Water Trails, Cultural and Historical Attractions.

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Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center
Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center

Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Rest Area open seven days per week 24 hours per day

Located on I-68 Eastbound Mile marker 6
PO Box 351, Friendsville, MD 21531
Serving traffic heading east to Cumberland and I-70 East

Amenities include travel information for the state of Maryland, a scenic overlook, car, truck and RV/Camper parking, vending machines, pet area and picnic tables.

Supervisor: Robin Smith
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301.746.5230
Fax: 301.746.5231

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Sideling Hill Welcome Center
Sideling Hill Welcome center

Welcome Center Open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Rest Area Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round.

Located on I-68 West at 3000 Sideling Hill Welcome Center, Hancock, MD 21750
Serving traffic heading west to Cumberland and beyond. Service traffic heading east via the bridge over the I-68 highway.

Amenities include travel information for the state of Maryland, scenic view, restrooms, picnic tables, car and bus parking, pet area and vending.

Supervisor: Jeanie Newcomer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301.678.6035
Fax: 301.678.6420
 

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South Mountain East Welcome Center
South Mountain Welcome Centers

Welcome Center Open every 1st & 3rd week of the month Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM and closed Monday and every 2nd & 4th week of the month Thursday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 

Located on Interstate 70 Eastbound, Myersville, MD 21773, between Exits 35 and 42
Amenities include travel information for the state of Maryland, family restrooms, playground, truck, bus, RV and car parking.  Picnic tables, walking path and pet area as well as vending.  No dumping station available.

Supervisor:  Florence Brant
Email:  [email protected]
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 419
Myersville, Maryland 21773
Phone:  301.293.4172
Fax:  301.293.4174
 

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South Mountain West Welcome Center
South Mountain Welcome Centers

Welcome Center Open every 1st & 3rd week of the month Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM and closed Monday and every 2nd & 4th week of the month Thursday - Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and  closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
Rest Area open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round. 

Located on Interstate 70 Westbound, west of Hagerstown Between Exits 42 and 35
Amenities include travel information for the state of Maryland,  family restrooms, playground, truck, bus, RV and car parking.  Picnic tables, walking path and pet area as well as vending.  No dumping station available.

Supervisor:  Florence Brant
Email:  [email protected]
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 419
Myersville, Maryland 21773
Phone:  301.293.8435
Fax:  301.293.8438

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Mason Dixon Welcome Center
Mason Dixon Welcome Center lobby

Rest area is open seven days per week, 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

Located north of Emmitsburg, MD and one mile south of the Pennsylvania line.
Amenities include travel information for the State of Maryland, vending machines, family restrooms, picnic tables and playground area.  Pet area, water fountains and truck, car and RV parking available.

Supervisor:  Brandon Chan
Email:  [email protected]
Address:  17300 Catoctin Mountain Highway
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
Phone:  301-447-3719
Fax:  301-447-3742

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I-95 South Welcome Center
I-95 North Welcome Center Staff

Welcome Center Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM and closed Monday.  
Rest area open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round.

Serves traffic heading towards Washington D.C. and points south.
Amenities include travel information on the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; vending machines; water fountains; restrooms; and recycle bins.  The Center also features truck, RV, and bus parking lots; and picnic tables and benches.No dumping station available.

Supervisor:  Marti Banks
Email:  [email protected]
Located between Exits 38 & 35 Mile Marker 37, I-95, Savage, MD 20763
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 288
Savage, MD 20763
Phone:  301.490.2444
Fax:  301.490.2481

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I-95 North Welcome Center
I-95 Supervisor Margie Long

Welcome Center Open Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM; closed Monday and Tuesday. 
Rest area open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round.

Located between Exits 35 & 38 Mile Marker 37, I-95
Serves traffic heading toward Baltimore and points north
Amenities include travel information on the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; vending machines; water fountains; restrooms; and recycle bins.  The Center also features truck, RV, and bus parking lots; a dumping station; and picnic tables and benches. Dumping station available.

Supervisor:  Marti Banks
Email: [email protected]
Located between Exits 38 & 35 Mile Marker 37, I-95
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 1058
Savage, MD 20763
Phone:  301.490.1333
Fax:  301.490.2482
 

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Crain Memorial Welcome Center
Crain Memorial Welcome Center

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE WELCOME CENTER IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Bathrooms and vending machines are still available.

Email:  [email protected]
12480 Crain Highway
Newburg, MD 20664
Phone:  301.259.2500
Fax:  301.259.2086
Operated by Charles County Tourism (www.charlescounty.org)

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Bay Country Welcome Center
Bay Country Welcome Center

Welcome Center Open Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM; closed Monday and Tuesday.
Rest Area open 7:00am - 5:00pm

Located on 301, North of 301/50 split
Serving traffic heading south to the ocean and north to Delaware.

Supervisor: Maureen Curry
Email: [email protected]
1000 Welcome Center Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
Phone: 410-758-2181
Fax: 410-758-2182
 

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Worcester County Visitor Center
Worcester County Visitor Center

Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. seven days per week
Rest Area hours – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. seven days per week

The US 13 North Welcome Center is just north of the Virginia state line in Worcester County, Maryland.  Approximately four miles south of Pocomoke City, the center is the gateway to Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore. Featuring a picnic area and a pet area.

Supervisor:  Debbie Shay
Email:  [email protected]
144 Ocean Highway
Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Phone:  410.957.2484
Fax: 410.957.0892
Operated by Worcester County Tourism (www.visitworcester.org)

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Maryland House Travel Center
Maryland House Service Plaza

I-95 Service Plaza, Mile Marker 82
Between Exit 80 (MD 543) and Exit 85 (MD 22)
GPS Coordinates:  39.496640 – 76.233187

The 42,000 square-foot Maryland House features food from Wendy’s, Phillips Seafood, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jerry’s Subs & Pizza, Currito, Nathan’s Famous, Auntie Anne’s and Carvel.  The new 5,700 square-foot A Plus convenience store at the Sunoco high-speed fueling station features food from Elevation Burger. 

The Maryland House also includes the following amenities: Contemporary design and natural lighting, Additional bus parking and indoor/outdoor seating, Free Wi-Fi, Modern Restroom facilities and equipment, Building with “green” features – LEED certified silver, Staffed Welcome Center, Kids Korner seating area

Operated by Areas USA
Information:  443-674-1845
Lost & Found:  443.674.1842
Customer Service:  Comments or complaints [email protected]
Local Mailing Address: P.O. Box 527, Northeast, Md. 21901

Sunoco Convenience Stores and Fueling Stations: 410-272-3854

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Chesapeake House Travel Center
Chesapeake House Welcome Center

I-95 John F. Kennedy Memorial Hwy, Mile Marker 97
Between Exit 93 (MD 222) and Exit 100 (MD 272)
GPS Coordinates:  39.611788 – 76.009365

The 30,000 square-foot Chesapeake House features food from Earl of Sandwich, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy’s, Peet’s Coffee and Tea and Auntie Anne’s.  The new 4,300 square-foot A Plus convenience store at the Sunoco high-speed fueling station features custom-crafted food and drinks.  

The Chesapeake House Amenities include: Contemporary design and natural lighting, Additional bus parking and indoor/outdoor seating, Free Wi-Fi, Modern Restroom facilities and equipment, Building with “green” features – LEED certified silver, Staffed Welcome Center, Kids Korner seating area.

Operated by Areas USA
Information:  443-674-1845
Phone:  443.674.1865
Lost & Found:  443.674.1862
Customer Service:  Comments or Complaints [email protected]
Local Mailing Address: P.O. Box 527, Northeast, Md. 21901

Sunoco Convenience Stores and Fueling Stations: 410-272-3854