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1 Story Ideas

We have pulled together a sampling of the many Maryland stories waiting to be told. Get story ideas now!


Learn about the War of 1812 here where the flag that inspired the National Anthem was sewn.

2 Press Releases

Find monthly spotlights on segments of Maryland’s tourism industry, announcements and other special events here.

Glide along the water with a stand-up paddleboarding session at sunset.

3 What's New

Each year we round up the new attractions, major exhibits, significant anniversaries and upcoming major events for your convenience. See what's new now!

Food tastes better by the water, and what better place for a crabfeast than in Solomons on the Chesapeake. Photo By: Maryland Office of Tourism

4 Photography Requests

A picture is worth a thousand words. Ask us to find the photo that best fits your story.

Turkey Point Lighthouse sits atop a 100-foot bluff and offers stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay.

5 Travel Journalist Guidelines

Explore Maryland first hand, and let us and our travel partners be your guide. How can we help you?

Frederick's 50-block historic district offers more than 100 stores including antiques shops. Photo By: Frederick County Tourism

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Known as George Washington's Headquarters, this one-room cabin was used by George Washington while an aide to General Braddock. Photo By: VisitMaryland

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Current Press Releases

All Maryland Welcome Centers Opened in Time for the Summer Travel Season
May 26, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 26, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Commerce announced today that all of the state’s Welcome Centers that were closed six years ago are now open for business in time for the busy summer travel season.  The re-opening of the Youghiogheny Overlook center in Garrett County and the Bay Country center in Queen Anne’s County demonstrates the commitment by Govern


Buckle Up and Take a Ride on Maryland’s Scenic Byways This Summer
May 24, 2016

Baltimore (May 24, 2016) – All you need is transportation, a great playlist and a pair of sunglasses to take a spontaneous road trip through one of Maryland’s 18 scenic byways. Whether taking a quick joyride or planning a weekend getaway, there are plenty of national and state parks, local eateries and unique exhibits to discover.


Preakness at Pimlico Raceway
All Bets Are On at the Horse Races This May in Maryland
May 10, 2016

Baltimore, MD (May 10, 2016) – Maryland is celebrating its horse heritage this month by highlighting a variety of activities including the 141st running of the famed Preakness Stakes on May 21. Saddle up and grab the reins for an exciting ride amongst Maryland’s oldest traditions.