Did you know that at one time Maryland had over 120 authentic covered bridges? Due to weathering and new roads being built, the number of covered bridges in Maryland now dwindles below 10. Sad, I know. You may want to visit these remaining few before it’s too late.

Full of historic charm, these covered bridges in Maryland are a must-see at least once. Perhaps you could create your own road trip to check them out while there’s still time. And if you do, check out our list of road trip essentials before you hit the road.

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Historic Places And Hidden Gems In Maryland

What are some of the most historic places in Maryland?

Here are some of the most historic places in Maryland:

  • Fort McHenry, a must-visit site in Baltimore, played a part in the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 and served as the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • If you want some exercise while at a historic site, take a look at these Maryland hikes that lead to places like the Antietam Battlefield, C & O Canal, and the Colonial-era Accokeek Farms. 


With numerous well-preserved historic sites, Maryland offers plenty of fascinating locales for history buffs to explore. From battlefields to historic mansions, forts, bridges, parks, cities, towns, and more, history abounds throughout the Old Line State.

What are the most enchanting places in Maryland?

Maryland has some lovely spots, some of which look like they are straight out of a fairytale. Here are some of the most enchanting places in Maryland:

  • Gathland State Park has buildings and structures that take on an enchanting appearance. 
  • Cloisters Castle serves as an events space for weddings and comes with its very own windmill. How’s that for enchanting? 


What hidden gems should I visit in Maryland?

Here are a few hidden gems you should visit in Maryland:

  • Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian
  • Wallers Art Museum in Baltimore
  • Jane’s Island State Park in Crisfield 


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