When it comes to history, the Old Line State is filled to the brim. From historic locations of bloody battles to the grounds that Maryland was founded on, there is no shortage of past treasures that made Maryland what it is today. If you’re a history buff, these 13 historical landmarks in Maryland are a must-visit! Which ones will be added to your bucket list?

All lovers of local history should be sure to check out these locations. For without some of these historic spots, Maryland wouldn’t be what it is today! Which ones are the most interesting to you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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Historical Landmarks in Maryland

  1. What are some of the most interesting historical landmarks in Maryland? 

Maryland is an amazingly wonderful state filled with natural wonders and historical landmarks galore. There are lots of interesting historical landmarks in Maryland, including:  

  • The Accokeek Creek Site – an interesting archaeological site that was once a Native American village. 
  • The Carrollton Viaduct – this is quite literally the oldest operating railway bridge in the world.  
  • The College of Medicine Maryland – another oldie! This one’s the oldest medical school building in the United States.  
  • Fort Washington – this was for many decades the only defensive fort protecting Washington, D.C. 


Get a closer look at the Carrollton Viaduct and several other old, historic railroads in these awesome old photographs.   

  1. What are the most famous landmarks in Maryland? 

Of course, some Maryland landmarks are a bit more famous than others. Some of the most famous landmarks in Maryland are ones like:  

  • The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House – this is where the first American flag was sewn by Mary Young Pickersgill, which later inspired the song Star-Spangled Banner.  
  • The Antietam National Battlefield – the site of the infamous battle of the same name in September 1862.  
  • Fort McHenry – an American coastal pentagonal bastion fort on Locust Point, now a neighborhood of Baltimore. 


Learn more about some of our favorite historical landmarks in Maryland on this awesome road trip. 

  1. Which Maryland historical landmarks are worth adding to my bucket list? 

Honestly, we think all of the historical landmarks in Maryland are worth visiting, but if you only had a short time in Maryland and need to select just a few, we would pick:  

  • Fort Washington 
  • The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House 
  • The Antietam National Battlefield 


Of course, you can pick anything you’d like – after all, there are almost 70 designated historical landmarks in Maryland as of the time of this writing!  

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