Discover the Battle of Baltimore as seen by Francis Scott Key aboard a ship outside of Fort McHenry. Explore the hallowed grounds of the Civil War at Antietam National Battlefield. Travel the path to freedom which was blazed by Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad. Delve into the literary, performing and visual arts at Strathmore, Olney Theatre or the Walters Art Museum. The opportunities are limitless!
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1 Maryland History Timeline
Our timeline begins in 1608 when Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland History Timeline
2 Maryland Facts
Maryland has been called "America in Miniature" because so much is packed into its 10,460 square miles of land and water.
3 Maryland's Regions
Maryland has five regions. They are the Western Region, Capital Region, Central Region, Southern Region and the Eastern Shore Region.
4 Maryland Topography
Find out more about the Piedmont Plateau, Maryland's Appalachian Mountain region, containing the state's highest hills and the Atlantic Coastal Plain which divides Maryland into the Eastern Shore and the Western Shore.
5 Maryland's State Symbols
There is little debate that Maryland has unique, and some of the coolest, state symbols!
6 Learn About the First Marylanders
The first inhabitants of Maryland were Paleo-Indians who came more than 10,000 years ago from other parts of North America to hunt mammoth, great bison and caribou.
Learn About the First Marylanders