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“Maryland African American Heritage Travel Guide” now available

Taking the kids on a tour of African American history in Maryland just became much easier thanks to the new “Maryland’s African American Heritage Travel Guide.”

The Maryland Office of Tourism released the guide at a recent African-American Travel Conference at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore.

The guide lists close to 200 attractions and sites throughout the state of Maryland that are linked to African-American heritage and culture. The Maryland sites tell the stories of accomplishments and sacrifices, past and present that have shaped a state and influenced a nation. Did you know that the USS Constellation in Baltimore’s harbor intercepted three slave ships and freed more than 700 people? Or that there is a farmhouse near the Antietam National Battlefield where abolitionist John Brown prepared for his ill-fated pre-Civil War raid of Harpers Ferry?

The 32-page brochure allows readers to easily navigate through Maryland’s African-American experience. Whether following a heritage trail, sampling local foods or being entertained at a world-renowned cultural venue, families can enjoy today what generations have built.

Also featured in this issue are sites that participate in the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program, which works to preserve historic places associated with the Underground Railroad and tell a comprehensive story of the people and events associated with the struggle for freedom from enslavement.

For more information or to request a copy, go to www.visitmaryland.org or call 1-800-719-5900.

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