Byways & Road Trips Photos & Videos

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Be inspired at this important War of 1812 site and birthplace of The National Anthem.
Image Credit: Ken Stanek Photography
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
This important site on the Star-Spangled Banner Trail was the location of the largest naval engagement in the state's history.
Image Credit: Annette Cook/Wish You Were Here Photo Contest
C&O Towpath Trail
Bike the long stretches of trail along the C&O Towpath Trail, part of the Maryland Scenic Byways.
Monocacy Battlefield along the Civil War scenic byway is the site of the Civil War battle that "saved Washington,"
Monocacy Battlefield along the Civil War Scenic Byway is the site of the Civil War "battle that saved Washington,
Image Credit: Visit Frederick
Fort Washington National Park
The original fort here was destroyed by its own garrison in the War of 1812 to prevent its capture.
Biking through a Covered Bridge in Frederick County
Hop on your bike and see authentic sites like this covered bridge in Frederick Countyy.
Image Credit: Visit Frederick

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Learn about the War of 1812 here where the flag that inspired the National Anthem was sewn.
Travel the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Explore the places where history was made when you travel this Historic Trail.


Portrait of Harriet Tubman
Travel the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

Explore a secret landscape by traveling the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.  You can bike the byway or take a self-guided driving tour. Don’t miss these points...


Stroll over the bridge in this State Park, then head to the Casselman Inn for lunch. Photo by Kevin Moore
Scenic Drives and Rides: Maryland’s Bridges and Ferries

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and nowhere is that more evident than in the incredibly creative and unique designs that criss-cross Maryland’s watery channels. These crossings have become part of Maryland's scenery and history; instead of being just a way to get to your destination, make them a part of your journey, or even an excursion all their own.


Horses & Hounds

Since Colonial times, fox hunters have swept across these rolling, grassy fields in a colorful pageant of horses, hounds and “hill toppers,” who prefer to watch and ride at a slower pace.


A marker designates Edward Brodess Farm—a property along Greenbrier Road near Blackwater Refuge that is historically recognized as Harriet Tubman's childhood home.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad/African-American Heritage Travel Itinerary

Explore the rich history and contributions of Maryland’s African Americans.