History and Social Studies

Featured Historic Places/Sites

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Today it endures as a pathway for groups to discover historical, natural and recreational treasures! 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. SW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 202-653-5190. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Antietam National Battlefield

5831 Dunker Church Rd. Sharpsburg, MD 21782. 301-432-5124. A National Park Service site that commemorates the bloodiest one day battle in American History, fought September 17, 1862. Fee.

Boyds Negro School House

19510 White Ground Rd. Boyds, MD. 301-972-0484. The Boyds/Clarksville Historical Society maintains a restored one-room schoolhouse (1896-1936) complete with furnishings and literature on the school and community. Free.

Bucktown Village Store

4303 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613. 410-901-9255. Believed to be the place where Harriet Tubman received a blow to the head that gave her health issues and spiritual visions as a child. Free.

Clara Barton National Historic Site

5801 Oxford Rd. Glen Echo, MD. 301-320-1410. House functioned as American Red Cross Headquarters and is restored to reflect its multiple roles. Free.

Fort Foote Park

Fort Foote Rd. Oxon Hill, MD. 301-763-4600. Constructed in 1863 atop Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Free.

Hancock's Resolution

2795 Bayside Beach Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122. Tel.: 410-255-4048. Award-winning late-18th-century/early 19th-century authentic farmstead. See how most Americans lived in the 18th-century; includes American-Indian history and War of 1812. Free/Suggested Donation.

Kennedy Farmhouse (John Brown HQ)

2406 Chestnut Grove Road. Sharpsburg, MD. 202-537-8900. A National Historic Landmark, having played a significant role in the history of the United States. Call for more information.

Maryland State House

100 State Circle. Annapolis, MD. 410-974-3400. Completed in 1779, it was the site of nationally important events during the American Revolution. Free.

Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center

4801 Urbana Pike Rt 355 S. Frederick, MD. 301-662-3515. Tour this historic site and learn about the Confederate Battle of 1864 that occurred here. Free.

Northampton Slave Quarters and Archaeological Park

Lake Overlook Dr. Upper Marlboro, MD. 301-627-1286. An outdoor museum that exhibits the rebuilt foundations of two former slave quarters of the Northampton plantation. Free.