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Maryland is also known as the Old Line State, after General George
Washington paid tribute to the Maryland Line; who served courageously in many
Revolutionary War battles.
The state capital of Maryland is Annapolis.
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Once one of the busiest ports in the United States, the former run
down Inner Harbour of Baltimore is now a restored brainchild of former mayor, Donald
And very touristy it is too; a five square block of waterside bounded
by the National Aquarium, Harborplace, the Maryland Science Center, and a flotilla of
ships to welcome you aboard.
While a visit to Harborplace and Federal Hill should be on your
agenda, don't forget the genuine neighbourhoods.
You can take a water taxi across the harbour to Fell's Point, for a
social encounter with real life streets.
Little Italy is between Harborplace and Fell's Point. Buses 7 and 10
leave from Pratt Street to Abermarle Street. Plenty of Italian ristorantes, of course.
Many macabre types come to Baltimore to visit the grave of Edgar Allan
Poe, while baseball fans know Baltimore as the birthplace of Babe Ruth.
Another famous site, is the Basilica of the Assumption; the first
Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States (1806 to 1821).
The city also erected the first monuments to Christopher Columbus
(1797) and George Washington (1815-1829).
In 1632 Lord Baltimore chose the name of Maryland, in
honour of Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles I.
States neighbouring Maryland are: Virginia,
West Virginia, Pennsylvania
Maryland stretches from Ocean City on the Atlantic Coast, to Deep
Creek Lake in the Allegheny Mountains.
Other popular areas in Maryland include Catoctin Mountain Park,
Greenkelt Park, and Piscataway Park.
The Aquarium is located at 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore; the anchor to
Baltimores Inner Harbor.
Once described by National Geographic as 'America in Miniature', Maryland boasts a wealth
of historical, cultural and tourist attractions for day-trippers and vacationers alike.
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Fort McHenry National
Monument and Historic Shrine, in Baltimore, contain exhibits associated with the origin of
the American flag and national anthem.
Notable 18th-century houses are included in Thomas Stone National
Historic Site, near Port Tobacco, and Hampton National Historic Site, in Towson.
Clara Barton National Historic Site, in Glen Echo, contains the home
of the founder of the American Red Cross.
The capital of Maryland is located on the southern bank of the
Severn River, near its mouth on Chesapeake Bay, in the central part of the state.
From November 26, 1783, to June 3, 1784, Annapolis served as the
capital of the United States and the State House (1772-1780), is the oldest US State
Capitol in continuous legislative use.
U.S. Naval Academy
An excellent view of Annapolis harbour can be had from the second
balcony at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center.
Accommodation in Annapolis
Historic Inns of
Annapolis: Annapolis, Maryland.
58 State Circle.
Historic Inns of Annapolis.
|If you're looking to
have a memorable experience in Annapolis, look no further!
The Historic Inns of
Annapolis are located right in the centre of town, within walking distance of major
attractions. Whether you plan to walk the historic streets, shop on Main Street, or relax
by the waterfront, while sampling the famous blue crabs in this quiet waterside town,
you'll find the perfect chance of relaxation at the Historic Inns of Annapolis.
The three charming Inns of Annapolis take you back in time; with 124 guest rooms, all
handsomely restored and tastefully furnished with original and reproduction antiques.
The rooms at the Historic Inns of Annapolis also offer modern amenities for your
comfort including cable TV, data ports, private baths, and phones.
For dining, check out their award-winning 18th century restaurant, the Treaty of Paris.
A town as historic as Annapolis needs to be appreciated in accommodations as historic
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