Historical Sites to Visit This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to act like a tourist, even if it’s where you live. Maryland is strategically located within a day’s trip to many famous sites relating to our nation’s history.

Take a Day and Explore One of These Famous Historical Sites This Summer!

Historical Sites to Visit
  • Fort McHenry (Baltimore, MD) – If you are looking to stay close to home, look no further than Fort McHenry. This fort is packed with history about the War of 1812 and the history of our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”
  • Washington D.C. – There is no place more full of the history of our country than our nation’s capital. This city is full of activities that the whole family can enjoy from visiting one of the multiple free museums in the Smithsonian to enjoying the many monuments located within walking distance of the city center. Check out more details on things to do and see on their website!
  • Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA) – The home of George Washington is a beautiful place to spend a summer day. From taking a tour of the mansion to walking around the expansive grounds, your day will be filled with many interesting activities. Take a look at their websitefor special events and hours of operation during the summer months! 
  • Gettysburg (Gettysburg, PA) – Take a trip to this historical battlefield this summer and learn why the Battle of Gettysburg was such an important factor in the Civil War. Plan your trip today by visiting their website for more information!
  • Philadelphia, PA – Home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, be sure to add Philadelphia to your list of places to visit this summer. Learn more about the foundation of our nation’s history by taking a tour or visiting one of the many museums. For a full list of things to do, explore the museums and attractions page of their website.

One major benefit to living in the Maryland area is being located in the heart of our nation’s history. Plan a trip and visit one (or all) of these popular sites this summer!