11 Unforgettable Tours Everyone In Maryland Should Take At Least Once
Do you love a good tour or excursion? Today we’re featuring 11 of the best and most exciting in the Old Line State. From train rides, to riverboats, and historic journeys, these activities are unforgettable.
1. Antietam National Battlefield (Sharpsburg)
Of course Maryland's most well-known battlefield had to make the list. You can take a self-guided tour of this historic spot or request private tours as well. Prepare to be immersed in history.
2. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (Cumberland)
The western Maryland mountains are best viewed by train! Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers tours year-round, but the most popular time of year is undoubtedly during autumn for its glorious foliage.
3. National Capital Trolley Museum (Silver Spring)
Trolleys are mostly a thing of the past in Maryland. At this Silver Spring spot, you can still take an old-fashioned trolley ride and enjoy the sights while doing so! This open-air car is sure to refresh.
4. Riverboat Cruise (Hurlock)
You may have heard of Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Maryland. What you probably didn't know is that this eatery also offers riverboat rides! Enjoy the scenery while chowing down on seafood galore.
5. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway has several stops along the eastern shore - 36 stops to be exact. The entire trek is 125-miles of driving but the history and facts you discover are well worth it.
6. Baltimore Streetcar Museum (Baltimore)
Decades ago, streetcars were a main mode of transportation in Baltimore. Today, you can still see these vintage structures and even take a ride back in time. This is something the whole family can enjoy.
7. Spirit Cruise (Baltimore)
Spirit offers cruises around Baltimore's harbor throughout the year. Check it out during holidays, special occasions, or when you would just like to soak in some city sights from the water.
8. Walkersville Southern Railroad (Walkersville)
Walkersville Southern Railroad offers a different type of train experience, with an open-air car where you can feel the breeze. Enjoy a ride through historic Monocacy Valley, with pretty rural views along the way.
9. Crab Cruise (Crisfield)
Crabs plus a cruise? It doesn't get any better than that. CrabPlace.com offers these summertime excursions and they're just as fun as they are delicious.
10. B & O Railroad Museum (Baltimore)
Did you know that you can still ride on the first commercial mile of track in the US? How cool! Head to B & O Railroad Museum in Baltimore to ride back in time and soak in all of the classic locomotives.
11. C & O Canal Boat Ride
We can't end our article without including a tour on a canal boat. While the C & O Canal isn't used for transporting goods anymore, you can still experience a ride on an old-fashioned boat pulled by mules.
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