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American Visionary Art Museum

American Visionary Art Museum
Baltimore, MaryLand, 21230
The 35,000-square-foot main building of the museum combines an elliptical, three-story, historic industrial building with extensive new architecture. There is also a Tall Sculpture Barn, a former whiskey warehouse with 45-foot ceilings.

Antietam National Battlefield

Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, Washington County, MaryLand, 21782
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North.

Baltimore Civil War Museum

Baltimore Civil War Museum
Baltimore, MaryLand, 21202
Originally the President Street Station, this site and the rail line were key elements of the "underground railroad" by which many slaves escaped to the north before the Civil War.

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, MaryLand, 21218
This historic building was designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope. A massive wing for contemporary art was added in 1994.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MaryLand
The area is home to many of Baltimore's most popular tourist attractions, including Harborplace, The USS Constellation, the National Aquarium, and the Maritime Museum.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Baltimore, MaryLand, 21230
During the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, a lawyer named Francis Scott Key was watching the U.S. flag wave over Fort McHenry. He was inspired to write a poem called the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Harbor Tunnel

Harbor Tunnel
Baltimore, MaryLand
The 1.4-mile, four-lane tunnel handled its first vehicles in November 1957. Today, traffic at the Harbor Tunnel totals nearly 23.6-million vehicles.

Maryland State House

Maryland State House
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MaryLand, 21401
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. It houses the Maryland General Assembly. The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Baltimore, MaryLand, 21217
Formerly the Baltimore Zoo, the landmark is the third oldest zoo in the United States.

Washington Monument (Baltimore)

Washington Monument (Baltimore)
Baltimore, MaryLand
Designed by Robert Mills who also designed the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., construction began in 1815 and was completed by 1829.

Washington Monument State Park

Washington Monument State Park
Washington County, MaryLand
This park is not named for the famous monument in Washington, D.C., but for a 34 feet tall tower on the peak of South Mountain. The rough stone tower was the first monument in the United States dedicated to George Washington.

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Top 10 Most Popular MaryLand Landmarks

  1. Maryland State House
  2. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
  3. Baltimore's Inner Harbor
  4. Washington Monument State Park
  5. Washington Monument (Baltimore)
  6. Baltimore Civil War Museum
  7. Harbor Tunnel
  8. Antietam National Battlefield
  9. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
  10. American Visionary Art Museum

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