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Button Farm Living History Center

The historic Button Farm is Maryland’s only living history center depicting 19th century slave plantation life and the heroic story of the Underground Railroad through unique, living history experiences. Address: 16820 Black Rock Road, Germantown, MD 20874. Montgomery. Tel: 301-916-7090. Cost: Fee.... 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.

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.

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.

Sotterley Plantation

S44300 Sotterley Lane. Hollywood, MD. 301-373-2280. The only remaining Tidewater Plantation in Maryland open to the public. Fee.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village

177 Casselman Road. Grantsville, MD. 301-895-3332. An arts & heritage center in the Appalachian Mountains of Western Maryland. Free.