Maryland

MGM National Harbor

Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business this is the place to come.

Inspired by the site’s high-profile hilltop and waterfront location where Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia come together, With more than 125,000 square feet of vibrant gaming space with Nightlife, Entertainment & Restaurants also with a 24-story hotel personalized service, the most sophisticated technology, and the most decadent experiences… all together under one roof.

Fort Washington

 

The first Fort Washington was completed in 1809 and guarded the Nation’s Capital until it was destroyed by its own garrison in 1814. Twelve days later Major Pierre L’Enfant was sent to construct new defenses but worked on the fort for only a brief period before Lieutenant Colonel Walker K. Armistead replaced him. The fort was completed on October 2, 1824. Extensive remodeling was performed in the 1840s and the first guns were mounted in 1846. The masonry fort was occupied by soldiers from the First, Third and Fourth U.S. Artillery during its early history. Except for a few guns at the Washington Arsenal, Fort Washington was the only defense for the Nation’s Capital until the Civil War when a circle of temporary forts was built around the city.  Learn More …

National Children’s Museum

Designed primarily for children age 8 and younger, the National Children’s Museum (NCM) is a nationally recognized cultural and educational institution serving children and families onsite and through national partners and programs. The Museum’s exhibits and innovative educational programs spark the imagination and celebrate the true power of children, motivating them to become people who make a difference in the world. – See more

Civil War History in Maryland

 

5th MD Regiment

During the Civil War, Maryland was not only a border state with split loyalties, but also a battleground. Learn more about the people who lived through these tumultuous times and discover Maryland’s authentic stories through one of four Civil War Trails. Follow the trail of advancing troops and also trace John Wilkes Booth’s escape route after he assassinated President Lincoln. During the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War, stop at sites of two key conflicts — Antietam, “The Bloodiest Single Day of the War,” and Monocacy, “The Battle that Saved Washington.”  Learn More

 

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

 

 

The largest combined hotel and convention center on the East Coast.

As the cornerstone of the new National Harbor project in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center offers an exciting and unique venue for your meeting or convention. Onsite dining, shopping and networking opportunities provide convenience for your guests. Find out why our attendees say it’s like no place they’ve experienced before. Discover Gaylord National® with an interactive walkthrough underneath our majestic glass atriums. You won’t believe what we have under one roof! And with Washington, D.C. down the road, Old Town Alexandria across the river, and golf courses nearby, you will have plenty of options for day trips, off-site meetings and team events for attendees. Learn more…

Maryland State House

 

America’s First Peacetime Capitol and the oldest state house still in legislative use.

Completed in 1779, it was the site of nationally important events during the American Revolution, including George Washington’s resignation as commander in chief of the Continental Army from the army, and the ratfication of the Treaty of Paris. The rich architecture and history of the building was recognized in 1960 when the State House was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

The Maryland General Assembly convenes in the Maryland State House for three months each year. The governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the House of Delegates and president of the Senate all have their offices in the historic building. Read more…

National Cryptologic Museum

 

The National Cryptologic Museum is the National Security Agency’s principal gateway to the public. It shares the Nation’s, as well as NSA’s, cryptologic legacy and place in world history. Located adjacent to NSA Headquarters, Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, the Museum houses a collection of thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic profession. Here visitors can catch a glimpse of some of the most dramatic moments in the history of American cryptology: the people who devoted their lives to cryptology and national defense, the machines and devices they developed, the techniques they used, and the places where they worked. For the visitor, some events in American and world history will take on a new meaning. For the cryptologic professional, it is an opportunity to absorb the heritage of the profession. Read more…