Maryland – Historical Travel

A surprising war story at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Featured advertiser   The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland We drove to Emmitsburg, Maryland to see the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and discovered more waiting there than the story of America's first native-born citizen to be canonized; we also found a Civil War story. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's story is one of suffering, struggle, love and great faith. She was…
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Middleton Tavern in Annapolis – a colonial tavern in a capital city

  Middleton Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland  On a recent trip I made my way back to one of my favorite historical dining establishments. Middleton Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland. Despite the fact Middleton Tavern was the site of a historically bad blind-date I went on years ago, the landmark on the waterfront has always intrigued me. The building is believed to have been occupied as early as 1740 when…
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A winter day in Annapolis, Maryland

The Capital dome is a renowned part of the Annapolis sky line.   I grew up a few short miles west of Annapolis, Maryland and from the time I was small I loved visiting this charming harbor town.  In fact, the city is one of my favorite places in the world. Annapolis has a rich history dating back to the 1600's when it was founded and settled on…
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Surratt House and Museum; home of the first woman executed by the US government

Have you ever visited a place and for some reason it stayed with you? I'm not talking about fond memories. I'm talking about a feeling you had while visiting. A feeling that enveloped you and for whatever reason when you think about it you remember those emotions. Mary Surratt's home in Clinton, Maryland is such a place for me. Mary Surratt was convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes…
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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor – your starting point in Charm City

Baltimore's Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland is often called ‘Charm City’ but is also known as the ‘City of Neighborhoods.’  When planning a visit to this thriving port city Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is the ideal neighborhood to start your tour. Once a bustling waterfront, by the mid 20th century the area was suffering the ravages of urban decay due to changes in the shipping trade. However, as…
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