Believe it or not, there are several castles located in Maryland. Some are hidden in the wooded areas of parks but most are hiding in plain sight. Listed below are 12 charming castles you can find in the Old Line State.
1) Cloisters Castle, Lutherville
Cloisters Castle was built around 1930 and at one time was used as a children's museum. Now it's available to rent for any occasion.
2) Elkton Armory, Elkton
Built in 1915, this is a National Guard armory.
3) Frederick Armory, Frederick
Similar to the Elkton armory, the Frederick armory was also built for the National Guard of Maryland. It is now a recreation center.
4) Allegany County Courthouse, Cumberland
This 19th-century style building is a prominent feature against the Cumberland skyline.
5) National Park Seminary, Forest Glen
This preserved building used to be the location of a private girl's school from 1894 to 1942.
6) Rossdhu Gate, Chevy Chase
This 30-room castle was built in 1927. It's since been lived in by several families and was for a short time used as a nightclub.
7) Hyattsville Armory, Hyattsille
This armory was built in 1918 and was modeled after a medieval English castle.
8) Bonnie Blink Castle, Hunt Valley
This grand structure is currently used as a Masonic home.
9) Hagerstown Armory, Hagerstown
The Hagerstown armory was built in 1926.
10) The Mount Savage Castle, Mount Savage
Built in 1840, this castle is now used as a bed and breakfast.
11) Laurel Armory, Laurel
This armory was built in 1927 and is now used as the city's Parks & Recreation Department.
12) Baltimore City College, Baltimore
Also referred to as the castle on the hill, this is no doubt one of the pretty places to learn.