Baltimore & Maryland in the Civil War
The story of the Civil War unfolds all across Maryland. Nestled between the North and South and between the capitals of Washington and Richmond, Maryland played a pivotal role in the war that changed America. From the first bloodshed in Baltimore to the bloodiest single day battle at Antietam to the heroic story of “conductor” Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, Maryland’s Civil War sites and trails take you on a journey of courage and inspiration, triumph and tragedy. You can follow in the footsteps of generals and foot soldiers, be inspired by the quest for freedom, and trace the escape route of John Wilkes Booth.
Baltimore and Maryland beckon you during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Explore our battlefields and museums. Travel along our trails and scenic byways. Experience our commemorations and special exhibitions. There’s no better time. Click here to view other Civil War 150 commemorations happening throughout the nation.