Maryland - Cultural Destinations

Maryland - Cultural Destinations

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Village Store (Bucktown)
The store is the site of the first known act of defiance in the life of Harriet Tubman, who helped some 70 slaves escape to freedom in the north. The store offers guided historic and nature tours. You can also rent bikes, canoes and kayaks.

C&O Canal: Cushwa Basin Visitors Center
The historic canal stretches 184.5 miles from Washington D.C. to Cumberland. At the Cushwa Basin Visitors Center in Williamsport you can see major canal structures including a lock house, turning basin, aqueduct and a Bollman Truss Bridge.

Accohannock Indian Tribal Museum and Gift Shop
See artifacts and history exhibits of local Native American communities. Hand-made crafts made on-site are available for purchase.

Potomac Speedway
Get your thrills at the 3/8-mile high-bank clay oval in Mechanicsville. See exciting stock car racing every week. The track also features super-late models, limited late models, street stocks, 4-cylinder, enduro/hobby and bomber classes of racing.

Colored School (Ellicott City)
This restored one room schoolhouse from 1880 serves as living history museum and African American genealogical resource center.

Thomas Issac Log Cabin
A period-appointed cabin and costumed docents reveal various aspects of Ellicott's Mills, an 18th-century Quaker mill town, and the birth of the National Road, one of the country's first highways, which linked Cumberland, Md., with Wheeling, WV.

Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum
Celebrate the life and times of Herman "Babe" Ruth, Baltimore's native son who became America's first sports celebrity and an international icon.

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
The 142-acre institution of cultural and natural history in Oella focuses on America's first African-American man of science.

Hall & Burying Ground (Westminster)
See the final resting place in Baltimore of Edgar Allan Poe, as well as other prominent Maryland figures.

Jerusalem Mill
In operation from 1772-1961, the mill now features museum exhibits and artifacts from the gristmill village. Blacksmithing and 18th and 19th-centure living-history demonstrations are offered on Sundays. A Sunday concert series begins in May and continues all summer.


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