Maryland’s Scenic Byways

Escape the highway, enjoy a byway – for a relaxing road trip to explore charming towns, the splendor of nature and hidden gems.

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Maryland Byways

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About Byways & Road Trips

Antietam National Battlefield commemorates the bloodiest one-day battle in American history, fought September 17, 1862.
Follow Maryland’s Civil War Trails

Whether you are a history buff, a military history fan, or looking for an adventure for the whole family, Maryland’s Civil War Trails have something for everyone.

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See Maryland Firsts

Maryland might have been the seventh state in the Union, but it is home to many fascinating and fun firsts.

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Traveling Maryland’s Heritage Areas

Travel through these Heritage Areas to see some of the best of Maryland's historic sites and towns. 

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Unique Sites Along the National Road

Begun in 1811, the National Road was perhaps the first great endeavor for the young United States. Now a National Scenic Byway, the road was built with a goal both noble and...

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