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Maryland National Parks

Antietam National Battlefield

General Lee's first invasion of the North was ended here on September 17th, 1862, in a battle that resulted in more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states. The 41-mile stretch in Maryland follows the backbone of South Mountain, a north-south ridge that runs from Pennsylvania to the Potomac River.

Assateague Island National Seashore

The 37-mile barrier island includes wild horses and more than 300 species of birds.

Baltimore-Washington Parkway

Enjoy the scenic entryway into our Nation's Capital. Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Imagine a world of lush forests, proud people and water teeming with life. Such was the Chesapeake that Captain John Smith and his fellow Englishmen encountered as they explored this "very goodly bay" and its rivers more than 400 years ago.

Catoctin Mountain Park

Featuring panoramic vistas of the Monocacy Valley, park offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, and fishing, and 25 miles of hiking trails.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Follows route of the 184-mile canal along the Potomac River between Washington, DC and Cumberland, MD. Canal served as a transportation route from 1828-1924.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Preserving America's colorful Canal era and transportation history, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is 184.5 miles of adventure.

Clara Barton National Historic Site

Commemorates the life of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross.

Fort Foote Park

Fort Foote constructed on Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Fort Foote helped protect Washington, D.C. with the thunderous powerful guns of its time.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

The successful defense of this fort during the War of 1812, inspired 35-year-old Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Fort Washington Park

Located across the Potomac from Mount Vernon, this fort was built (1814-24) to protect Washington, DC.

George Washington Memorial Parkway

This is the "Road to Adventure" - originally designed as a grand gateway and greenway to the Nation's Capital. Here, you can learn about the First President and the development of America.

Glen Echo Park

Established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly (liberal arts center), this site later became the area's premier amusement park until 1968.

Greenbelt Park

Located just outside our nation's capital, park offers urban dwellers access to many forms of outdoor recreation on a year-round basis.

Hampton National Historic Site

Preserves Hampton Hall, one of the largest and most ornate Georgian mansions built in America during the later part of the 18th century.

Harmony Hall

A two-and-one-half story eighteenth century Georgian country house of red brick set in Flemish bond. Sixty five acres of wooded areas surround the house.

Monocacy National Battlefield

Known as the "Battle That Saved Washington", the battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864, marked the last campaign of the Confederacy to carry the war into the north.

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

The diverse history of Maryland and our national heritage can be experienced at Oxon Cove Park. Through hands on activities, living history programs, and more, you can experience farm life and how its changed overtime.

Piscataway Park

Six-mile-long park on the Potomac is preserved as a pilot project in the use of easements to protect parklands from obtrusive urban expansion.

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Recognizes and commemorates the mix of history and recreation along the Potomac River.

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

The story of the Star-Spangled Banner was shaped by the events of the Chesapeake Campaign during the War of 1812.

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

The plantation of Haberdeventure was the home of Thomas Stone, one of Maryland's four signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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