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.

Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in Cambridge, Md. Image Credit: Dorchester County Office of Tourism

3 OTD In The News

Check out OTD's recent television appearances and mentions.

Glide along the water with a stand-up paddleboarding session at sunset. Image Credit: erik_dowell-Instagram

4 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. Image Credit: Maryland Office of Tourism

5 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.

6 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. Image Credit: Visit Frederick

7 Press Tours

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Known as George Washington's Headquarters, this one-room cabin was used by George Washington while an aide to General Braddock. Image Credit: VisitMaryland

8 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

Underground Railroad Network To Freedom Brochures Covers
September 12, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD (September 12, 2019) – Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed September as International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland. The designation recognizes the state as “The Most Powerful Underground Railroad Storytelling Destination in the World.”


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Maryland Announces 2019 Summer of Music Line-Up
May 06, 2019

BALTIMORE, MD (May 6, 2019) – As many cities and towns across the nation gear up for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Maryland’s own “Summer of Music” returns in 2019 with a range of traditional favorites to brand new festivals ready to hit some high notes. This tourism initiative aims to highlight Maryland’s diverse music scene over the summer months.