This site marks the end of Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. The battle claimed more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing in one single day, and led to Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, on September 17, 1862, was the tragic culmination of Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. The peaceful village of Sharpsburg turned into a huge hospital and burial ground extending for miles in all directions
Bands of wild horses freely roam amongst plants and native animals that have adapted to a life of sand, salt and wind.
Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C.
Catoctin Mountain Park is home to Camp David as well as many other attractions for visitors: camping, picnicking, fishing, 25 miles of hiking trails, scenic mountain vistas, all await your explore.
Little Rock Central High School, now Central High School National Historic Site, is a national emblem of the often violent struggle over school desegregation.
The C and O Canal follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, MD. The canal operated from 1828-1924 as a transportation route. Hundreds of original structures, including locks, lockhouses, and aqueducts, ser
Clara Barton National Historic Site commemorates the life of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
Fort Foote was designed to protect the river entrance to the ports of Alexandria, Georgetown, and Washington and replace the aging Fort Washington as the primary river defense. The fort was named for Rear Adm. Andrew H. Foote who died in 1863 from wounds
The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner. The defenders of Fort McHenry stopped the British advance on Baltimore and helped to preserve the United States of America. Followin
The land and the historic buildings are a back drop for a rich arts education program.
Greenbelt Park is a refuge for native plants and animals just twelve miles from Washington, D.C.
Known as the "Battle That Saved Washington", the battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864 between 18,000 Confederate forces, and 5,800 Union forces, marked the last campaign of the Confederacy to carry the war into the north. One of the objectives of this campa
The primary feature of Oxon Cove Park is Oxon Hill Farm which operates as an actual working farm, representative of the early 20th century.
Thomas Stone is the story of man who signed the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Stone National Historic Site has a restored manor house and a collection of 19th century outbuildings.