An evening with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, a breathtaking ballet at the Hippodrome or a live concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Marylanders love to get out and play!
From Ocean City’s boardwalk and Six Flags America’s roller coasters and rides, to the aquatic wonders found at the National Aquarium and the phenomenal National Harbor Gaylord Resort—Maryland is home to hundreds of internationally recognized museums and attractions. Silverdocs International Documentary Film Festival, Artscape, Sunfest and the Maryland Renaissance Festival are among the many events that draw millions of people from around the globe to Maryland each year.
Museums dedicated to paintings and sculpture or to the state’s maritime and railroad history…symphonic concerts and jazz jamborees…jousters and jesters…ethnic and seasonal celebrations…old-fashioned theaters. When it comes to arts and culture, the offerings in Maryland are as diverse as the people who live here. Learn more about the state’s engaging attractions.
Maryland is the state that played a pivotal role in America’s rebellious youth and laid the ground work for its amazing growth. Our brave defenders inspired the writing of the National Anthem, our young pioneers built the means for western expansion and our fighting forces witnessed some of the Civil War’s bloodiest fighting. Our state’s trails, triumphs and authentic treasures are yours to explore. To find out more about Maryland’s History and Heritage, please visit the state’s official tourism site.