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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.

Armistead Monument

Armistead Monument
Baltimore, MaryLand
The Armistead Monument was erected in 1882. The monument honors Colonel George Armistead, the commander of Fort McHenry when the British attacked in the Battle of Baltimore on September 13, 1814.

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.

Battle Monument

Battle Monument
Baltimore, MaryLand
The monument commemorates the Battle of Baltimore fought during the War of 1812. Designed by Maximilian Godfrey and built in 1815-25, the monument is 39 feet tall and is topped by a statue by Antonio Capellano of a female figure representing Baltimore.

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."

Frostburg State University Arboretum

Frostburg State University Arboretum
Frostburg, MaryLand, 21532
The Arboretum at FSU is comprised of nearly ten acres of land. Its mission is to engage in education, research, observation and contemplation while maintaining the natural setting of the mountains of Appalachia.

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.

Howard Street Tunnel

Howard Street Tunnel
Baltimore, MaryLand
The Howard Street Tunnel took four and a half years to build and at 1.7 miles was the longest tunnel in the B&O system. Now operated by CSX Transportation, the tunnel is part of the principal rail freight line from Baltimore to Philadelphia.

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.

Reginald F Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture

Reginald F Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture
Baltimore, Cork County, MaryLand, 21202
The museum opened on June 25, 2005 and was named for a local lawyer and entrepreneur whose Foundation provides grands to buy the land and construct the building.

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

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