6 historical landmarks of Maryland that you shouldn’t miss visiting

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There are lots of historical places to visit in Maryland. The city had huge contribution during the Civil War. If you love to learn about the history of Maryland and the country, you should visit the following landmarks.

1. Washington Monument State Park, Boonsboro

This rustic stone tower was made in 1827. It was built in the honor of the memory of George Washington. The monument was built in one day by 500 workers. It was15 feet high initially and lies on top of a 54-foot circular base. Later, the workers came back a couple of months later to finish the work. Now the monument we see is 30 feet high.

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2. Fort McHenry, Baltimore

This spot played a significant role in the war of 1812. It defended an attack by the British Navy. During the War of 1812, a storm flag was flown over Fort McHenry during the bombardment. It was then replaced with a larger garrison flag which signaled American victory over the British in the Battle of Baltimore.

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3. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg

During the battle of Antietam, about 23,000 soldiers were killed. This park includes a Dunker Church, Burnside Bridge, and bloody lane. It is one of the deadliest one-day attacks in the history of America.

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4. Casselman Bridge, Grantsville

This stone bridge was part of the National Road from 1813 to 1933. It now stands as a tribute to the early history of transportation in Maryland. This place is popular among fly fishermen, history enthusiasts, and photographers. In 1813, it was the longest single-span stone arch bridge in the U.S. the bridge served as a vital link on the National Road from 1813 to 1933. The bridge is now open to pedestrians only.

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5. Fort Frederick, Big Pool

During the French and Indian War, this place acted as the frontier defense. It has artillery firings. There are 18th-century markets that will take you back in time. The stone wall and the two barracks were restored. Historical exhibits are held in the Fort and Barracks. Programs such as artillery firings, junior ranger, etc. are held every year. There are campsites, fishing and boating areas. There are lovely hiking trails and picnicking grounds.

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6. United States Naval Academy, Annapolis

It was established in 1845. It is National Registered Landmark and trains the country’s finest naval officers. This Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers who will serve in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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These historical places have a story to tell. If you are a history enthusiast, you must visit these places. You will travel back to time and relive those moments.

4 things to consider before moving to Maryland for a living

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Maryland has a lot of things to offer. There are plenty of opportunities for government jobs and private jobs in the Washington D.C. area. It has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Maryland is a city of history and culture. Maryland is a great place to live. Before you make your move, here are few things you should keep in mind.

Timing

img-10The best season to move to Maryland is in spring and fall. Summer is very hot and humid, so it can be uncomfortable for you to move during that season. Winters are icy in Maryland, and it can cause major traffic problems.

Where to move

img-11Maryland is divided into different regions. The eastern shore of the state features small towns, beaches, and the big cities. The Chesapeake Bay area is well known for seafood, sailing, and southern-style hospitality. Washington D.C. is a place where you will get plenty of job opportunities. You should consider a neighborhood near a metro line that will make it easy for you to go to work.

Cost of Living

img-12Though the living cost is higher in Maryland than the other states, the salary is also higher. The house prices have dropped recently but are still higher than the other states. Properties that are within walking distance of the metro stop are expensive.

Education

img-13Maryland has some of the best public schools in the country. Parents who prefer private schools will also find lots of good options for their children.

Overall, Maryland has all the facilities a good city has to offer. It is a great place to live regarding job opportunities, education, weather, public transport, housing and other factors. You should consider the factors just discussed before moving to Maryland.

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3 reasons you shouldn’t miss the Maryland Seafood Festival

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The Maryland Seafood Festival is an event that should be missed. If you are a seafood lover, then you should be here every year in September. There are delicious seafood, demonstrations, and competitions. With musical entertainment, kid activities, contests and shopping, it is a place where you will have the fun of your life. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should attend the Maryland Seafood Festival.

Demonstrations

There is the annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off.  In this event, you get to try different kinds of crab soups. Last year, 18 different types of soup were presented. You can taste oyster and beer in the ‘Beer and Oyster tasting’ stand. The oysters are provided by the local fisheries. There will be chef’s demonstrations where you will see renowned chefs who will cook in front of you. Local seafood suppliers will display their products, and you may even try them out for free!

Sports

img-7There will be Xpogo professional Pogo stick demonstrations that always thrill the crowds. If you know this extreme high energetic game, then you can participate in it. There will ba sand soccer tournament. There are activities for the kids like making crafts of the beach or getting soccer lessons, etc.

Chesapeake Arts Village

img-8It is a unique place to shop for crafts. You will find lots of handmade and unique items. You will find lots of things to take away home or gift it to your friends and relatives.

This seafood festival takes place every year. It attracts thousands of people from other states every year. If you haven’t attended one yet, this year is a good time to do so.

4 best beaches in Maryland to spend the summer

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Maryland has 8,000 miles of shoreline. There are different kinds of beaches available. There are plenty of things to do in Maryland in summer. Here are the top beaches in Maryland that you can visit.

1 Ocean City

img-1It is the first resort hotel that opened in 1875. The beach-goers arrive here every summer by ferry, train or by driving across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Kids will love the amusement park rides. You can do whatever you want on this beach. You can lie down, read a book, watch your kids play or walk along the beach.

2 Assateague Island National Seashore

img-2It is an underdeveloped strip of land that is interfered by wildlife trails. It is a perfect spot for beach camping. You will love to see the wild horses that roam the park. It is the home to island foxes, bald eagles, dolphins, whales, and other wild animals. It is named one of the ’10 best U.S. state parks’ by National Geographic Traveler.

3 Sandy Point State Park – Annapolis

img-3You will love the stunning bay views from this park. It is a great place for swimming, hiking, and fishing. It is situated near the historic city of Pasadena. It is also home to Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), an organization that makes boating accessible to physically challenged people. The Maryland Seafood Festival is held here in September. It is an ideal spot for bird watchers and wildlife seekers.

4 North Beach and Chesapeake Beach – Calvert County, Southern Maryland

img-4Summer shuttle connects these twin beaches. It is just an hour’s ride from Washington D.C. So, it’s an easy weekend trip for those living in the city. There are plenty of activities to do on these beaches.

Each of these beaches is unique and offers lots of activities. These are perfect places to spend the lazy summer days with family.