American Chestnut Land Trust
Hiking trails, guided canoe trips, bird watching, annual events, and activities.
A public sculpture garden featuring a ¼ mile
walking path. Summer events include: festivals, rotating exhibitions, family activities, and creative
Cypress Swamp Sanctuary
Ideal day trip
for the young and old alike – boardwalk, nature center, exhibits.
Beach & Campground
Bring the entire family for a fun-filled day at the beach.
A wide beach, bay-front park featuring swimming, fishing, picnicking, and camping.
A 45-minute hike through the woods brings
you to Calvert Cliffs on the Chesapeake Bay. Hiking/walking, picnicking, fishing, playground, camp ground and fossil hunting.
Chesapeake Bay history, meet live otters – Bubbles and Squeak, skates and rays,
children's discovery room, lighthouse, boats. Special events throughout the summer.
Collection of early
history of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Company. Children's summer programs, summer events.
Chesapeake Beach, MD
Check the website for times and special events. Eight water slides,
lazy river, fountains, waterfalls, a lagoon, and kids' activity pool.
Laboratory Visitor Center
Students, faculty, visitors,
and local residents can learn about the natural environment. Not for young children. Laboratory tours, group tours, volunteer
Hills Golf Course
Calvert County's premier public golf course. Offers an
enjoyable and challenging experience for all golfers.
Cove Point Park
1-meter diving board, 1/2-meter diving board, children's
pool, lap lanes, leisure pool, picnic area(s), shade area, shower rooms, snack/concession stand, Water Slide(s).
Cove Point Lighthouse
The oldest continuously operating lighthouse in Md.
Observation deck, museum interpreter, history. Rent the keepers home as a part of your vacation!
Edward T. Hall
pool and diving boards, leisure/children’s pool, youth slides, water drop buckets, in-water climbing feature, therapy
pool (ages 18 and older), spa, hot tub, locker rooms, handicap accessible, fitness room, party room, conference room.
Flag Ponds Nature
Includes sandy beaches and freshwater ponds to the forested heights of Calvert
Cliffs. Fossil hunting, beach combing, hiking, exploration.
Wayside exhibits, hiking trails, equestrian center, woodland theater.
Park and Museum
Museum of history and archaeology, miles of trails, interactive exhibits,
educational programs. 410-586-8500
Indian Cultural Center/Piscataway Indian Museum
Displays on MD's indigenous peoples before
the European invasion; a full-scale replica of a "long house," collection of tools, weapons and Native American
Dr. Samuel A.
The home of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, the country doctor who set the broken leg of
John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. Two-story, early Victorian frame farmhouse explained by costumed docents.
Fresh water lake fishing, row and paddle boating, hiking, picnicking, playground,
new Nature Center featuring a 150-gallon aquarium and a variety of natural specimens.
La Plata Train
Historic building recalls the railroad's impact on Charles County during the
1800s and consists of the two-room "La Plata Station" and an authentic red caboose.
Springs Regional Park
Playground with emphasis on special needs play, two small
picnic pavilions and several areas with picnic tables. Athletic playing areas for baseball, softball, football and soccer.
A new running/walking trail now loops through the wooded perimeter of the park.
During tours, costumed docents tell the story of Port Tobacco, from 1620 to present
One-Room School House
Original structure built in 1876 by the town's people. Used as
a school until 1953, serving the population of Port Tobacco.
Park & Retreat House
Includes the historic house (open1-5 p.m., Sun.), marina, playground, fishing, hiking, birding and camping. Open year-round.
Blue Crabs Baseball Club
Professional minor league baseball.
National Historic Site
The tobacco plantation belonging to Thomas Stone, a well-respected
lawyer and politician and one of four signers of the Declaration of Independence.
18-hole golf course, lighted tennis courts, dog park, tot lot and playground, skateboard
park (admission fee), picnic pavilions, and athletic fields.
Fishing, swimming, picnicking and canoeing/kayaking. Summer camps for children.
Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park
First permanent lighthouse constructed on the
Potomac River, built in 1836. Picnic areas, boardwalk, and a museum. Housed in a separate building is a collection of
historic wooden boats, including a skipjack.
St. Mary's City
Outdoor living history museum and archeological park located at state's
first capital. 835-acre site includes a ship, Woodland Indian Hamlet, tobacco field, the 1676 State House. Special programs
run all summer.
800-SMC-1634 or 240-895-4990
Old Jail Museum
Built in 1858, Retains its original upstairs cells that were once segregated by gender and
race. A canon from the Ark, one of two ships that first brought colonists to Maryland and later used to defend St. Mary’s
City, is on the grounds.
Naval Air Museum
The nation’s only official Navy Museum dedicated to naval aviation
research, development, testing and evaluation. Displays include an outdoor aircraft park featuring many of the aircraft
test vehicles employed at Pax River.
State Park Lighthouse & Civil War Museum
Museum, Civil War history, and the remains
of Civil War Era Fort Lincoln. Nature trails, museum/nature center, picnic area, swimming beach, camping, boating and fishing
facilities, and a camp store.
A National Historic Landmark, Colonial Revival gardens, river views, a smokehouse,
a customs warehouse, an original slave cabin, and nature trails.
Island Museum & Little Red Schoolhouse
Exhibits with emphasis on the landing of
the first 140 colonists on St. Clement’s Island in 1634.
Other Places of Interest
An action-packed, European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm
and 21st-century technology, boasting more than 100 acres of fun-filled exploration. Features include Sesame Street®
Forest of Fun™, more than 50 rides, live stage shows, Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve.
Plunge into outrageous fun at Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic’s largest
water park. Tons of summer fun with more than 30 slides, water rides and super soakin’ thrills.
Thrill rides, family rides, shopping, dining, live entertainment, Dinosaurs
Alive, Waterworks Water park.
Six Flags America
More than 200 acres, more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. Water park includes: large
wave pool, a lazy river, a funnel ride, and more.
in Prince George’s County
Baysox Baseball Club
Minor league baseball affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
15 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, freshwater fishing. rare
and endangered plant species.
500 acres of rolling, wooded terrain featuring the nature center, hiking
or horseback riding trails, athletic fields, tennis courts, tram train, picnic/play areas, a 15-acre lake, boating, fishing,
tennis courts and ballfields. Camping available.
Founded in 1909 by the Wright Brothers. The oldest continuously
operating airport in the world. Interactive exhibits, memorabilia, and historic aircraft related to aviation history.
An exciting line up this summer of new experiences and activities,
including: fireworks show Saturday nights, spectacular nightly fountain shows, junior Olympic-sized pool, scavenger
hunt, special packages and so much more.
Space Flight Center & Visitor Center
Interactive educational exhibits, 1958 to present,
space flight artifacts and photographs.
The only national museum focused on children, NCM houses exhibits and
programs that honor kids’ voices and reflect themes that speak to them as they learn about and engage with the world
An agricultural-historical museum project with exhibition and demonstration of agricultural
methods, crops and livestock of a modest Tidewater farm of the mid-18th century. Located across the Potomac River from Mount
A spectacular urban-waterfront community offering shopping, dining, lodging, marina services
and a beach front park. Now open, The Carousel, a 36-foot Americana-themed carousel featuring a herd of whimsical creatures
and the sparkling Potomac as a backdrop!
1 (877) NATLHBR
Antique Carousel & Miniature Train & Nature Center. Nature center, mini golf
and a hand-carved, hand-painted, 80-year-old carousel. Miniature train passes through wooded surroundings.
in Anne Arundel County
Preserving and teaching 300 years of maritime history, living and working
on the Chesapeake Bay.
Hands-on fun for children; interactive exhibits include: Bay Windows, Waterman,
Center Stage, Body Works, and Express Yourself.
U.S. Naval Academy,
Visitor Center & Museum
Undergraduate college of the U.S. Navy. Photo ID required for ages
16 and older.
Highlights in Baltimore
The Maryland Zoo
Third oldest zoo in the country. More than 1,500 birds,
mammals, amphibians and reptiles, representing nearly 200 species. Animals are displayed in natural settings replicating their
Exotic creatures of the Earth's waters; seahorses, sharks, piranha, tree frogs, the world's
smallest monkeys. Open daily.
Ranked among the top five children's museums in the country
and one of the leading non-traditional educational resources of the Mid-Atlantic region, offers three floors of interactive
exhibitions and programs for children ages birth through 10 years old.
in Washington, D.C.
The Smithsonian Institution is a museum and research complex
of 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park, as well as research facilities.
One of the world’s best zoos and home to approximately 2,000 animals
representing nearly 400 species, of which about a quarter are endangered.
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