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Baltimore's Historic Charles Street National Park

Distance: 1.14 miles

A trek along Charles Street is an all-inclusive way to experience the heart of Baltimore. It’s an adventure that captures 400 years of historic transformations, including the exciting urban renewal of the Inner Harbor and Charles Center that grew into a phenomenon and spread to cities around the world. Linking the Inner Harbor and its attractions to many of Baltimore’s world-renowned destinati...

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Baltimore National Heritage Area Park

Phone: (410)-878-6411 Email: Shauntee.daniels@baltimorecity.gov Distance: 2.66 miles

For nearly three centuries, Baltimore has stood as a center of commerce and culture for the Chesapeake Bay. The city has seen the incredible transformation of American identity, shaped by war, prosperity, and struggles for freedom and civil rights. Visit www.explorebaltimore.org to experience the places and people that shaped the nation and forged the American identity.

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Fort Mchenry National Monument And Historic Shrine Park

Rank: 90 3 Activites Email: FOMC_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 4.51 miles

by the dawn's early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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Hampton National Historic Site

Rank: 299 1 Activites Email: hamp_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 6.19 miles

Enslaved African Americans, European indentured servants, industrial and agricultural workers, and owners. It is also the story of the economic and moral changes that made forced servitude in the United States obsolete.

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Baltimore-Washington Parkway

2 Activites Phone: (301)-344-3948 Email: nace_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 10.74 miles

Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. NPS is responsible for the 18.8 miles from Route 50 to Route 175. The parkway is also known as Route 295. The parkway is a part of four parkways that welcome visitors and integrate a design to convey to citizens the importance of the capital city. Please obey the speed limit.

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Patuxent Research Refuge National Park

7 Activites Phone: (301)-497-5761 Email: maria_vonderheid@fws.gov Distance: 21.52 miles

Established in 1936 by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Patuxent Research Refuge is the Nation's only National Wildlife Refuge established to support wildlife research. With land surrounding the Patuxent and Little Patuxent Rivers between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, the Refuge has grown from the original 2,670 acres to its present size of 12,750 acres and encompasses...

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Chesapeake Bay Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

11 Activites Phone: (410)-260-8744 Email: cweilminster@dnr.state.md.us Distance: 24.27 miles

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and is one of the most productive bodies of water in the world. The multi-component Chesapeake Bay Reserve in Maryland reflects the diversity of estuarine habitats found within the Maryland portion of the Bay. In the Maryland portion of the Bay's watershed are a variety of habitats. The Maryland Reserve encompasses several of those ha...

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Chesapeake Bay National Park

Distance: 25.45 miles

NPS helps you learn about and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America. Here, you can visit major league cities, colonial towns, farms and fishing villages. You can learn to kayak, pick crabs, go fishing, tour a lighthouse, slurp oysters, and slow down to enjoy the natural beauty of the Chesapeake. Download the Chesapeake Explorer mobile app and have it at your fingertips.

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Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Park

Email: CAJO_Planner@nps.gov Distance: 25.45 miles

Four hundred years ago Englishman John Smith and a small crew of adventurers set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith and his crew mapped nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and rivers and documented American Indian communities. Smith's map and journals are a remarkable record of the 17th-century Chesapeake. Come join the adventure on the Chesapeake Bay!

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Chesapeake Bay National Park

8 Activites Phone: (888)-229-9297 Distance: 25.45 miles

NPS helps you learn about and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America. Here, you can visit major league cities, colonial towns, farms and fishing villages. You can learn to kayak, pick crabs, go fishing, tour a lighthouse, slurp oysters, and slow down to enjoy the natural beauty of the Chesapeake. Download the Chesapeake Explorer mobile app and have it at your fingertips.

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Park

Phone: (410)-260-2470 Email: abbi_wicklein-bayne@nps.gov Distance: 25.45 miles

For three years the young United States was embroiled in the War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of it, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. Through sites and landscapes in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and throughout Maryland, the Trail tells the stories of the events, people, and places that led to the birth of our National Anthem.

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Greenbelt Park

Rank: 202 4 Activites Email: nace_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 27.17 miles

Just twelve miles from Washington, D.C., Greenbelt Park is located in suburban Greenbelt, Maryland. The park features a 174 site campground, nine miles of trails, and three picnic areas. The campground is open all year round. The campground is known for its affordability, safety, peaceful surroundings, and National Park Service hospitality.

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Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (410)-639-7056 Email: cindy_heffley@fws.gov Distance: 28.61 miles

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, a part of the Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, is a 2,286-acre island located at the confluence of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay. Established in 1962 as a sanctuary for migratory birds, Eastern Neck NWR provides natural habitat for over 240 bird species - including American bald eagles and transitory peregrine falcons - and ...

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Civil War Defenses Of Washington National Park

3 Activites Distance: 33.69 miles

On forested hills surrounding the nation's capital are the remnants of a complex system of Civil War fortifications. Built by Union forces, these strategic buttresses transformed the young capital into one of the world's most fortified cities.

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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

4 Activites Phone: (202)-426-5991 Distance: 33.97 miles

In an age old dance wind, water, and land combine here. Sparkling in the sun on a breezy day, this natural area of Anacostia Park has origins in a 1926 act of Congress to preserve the forests, water quality, and recreation value of the waterways of Washington, DC. The park reflects the policies that affect rivers and wetlands. Come, join the dance.

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Rock Creek Park

Rank: 41 6 Activites Phone: (202)-895-6070 Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 35.51 miles

Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, the ebb and flow of Rock Creek, and thousands of years of human history emanate the delicate aura of the forest.

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Fort Dupont Park

4 Activites Email: julie_kutruff@nps.gov Distance: 36.31 miles

2014 will see major improvements on the Fort Dupont Park trail system. Fort Dupont Park offers over 10 miles of trails to its visitors. The seven mile long Hiker/Biker Trail connects six Civil War earthwork fortifications for mountain bikers and hikers to learn about the rich history of the Civil War Defenses of Washington while exercising in a beautiful mature forested park.

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Meridian Hill Park

Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 36.34 miles

Meridian Hill Park is located in northwest Washington, D.C. and is bordered by 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Streets. Meridian Hill Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994, as "an outstanding accomplishment of early 20th-century Neoclassicist park design in the United States"

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Peirce Mill National Park

3 Activites Email: ROCR_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 36.34 miles

Peirce Mill was built in the 1820's, and operated commercially until 1897. The United States Government acquired the mill as part of Rock Creek in 1892. Peirce Mill has recently been refurbished and operates on special occasions. Peirce Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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African American Civil War Memorial National Memorial Park

1 Activites Distance: 36.46 miles

Throughout the course of the American Civil War over 200,000 African American soldiers and sailors served to keep the United States whole and to free permanently over four million people in forced servitude. The African American Civil War Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of those individuals who played their part in helping their people and their country.

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Meridian Hill Park

1 Activites Phone: (202)-895-6070 Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 36.57 miles

An administrative unit of Rock Creek Park, Meridian Hill Park is an urban park like no other. The formal, 12-acre site includes unique statues, the largest cascading fountain in North America, concrete aggregate architecture, a U.S. presidential memorial, and more. Designed based off of an Italian aristocrat's private residence, Meridian Hill Park is open to everyone. Come all, come one!

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Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site

Email: robert_parker@nps.gov Distance: 36.78 miles

Before Dr. Carter G. Woodson, there was very little accurate written history about the lives and experiences of Americans of African descent. Today a National Historic Site, Dr. Woodson's home served as the headquarters for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Dr. Woodson established Negro History Week here in 1926, which we celebrate today as Black History Month.

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Capitol Hill Parks

Distance: 36.82 miles

The Capitol Hill Parks include several park areas east of the U.S. Capitol. Included in this group are Folger, Lincoln, Stanton, and Marion Parks, the Eastern Market and Potomac Avenue Metro stations, and several smaller land parcels such as Seward Square, Twining Square, the Maryland Avenue Triangles, the Pennsylvania Avenue Medians, and 59 inner-city triangles and squares.

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Anacostia Park

6 Activites Distance: 36.90 miles

Listen! Beneath the bustle of Washington, DC, the song of a meadowlark joins the sounds of friends, families, and fun. Authorized almost a hundred years ago as a multiple use park, Anacostia Park serves as a playground while protecting the natural scenery and water quality of the Anacostia River. The park serves as an example of how far-sighted urban planning serves today's generation as well.

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Mary Mcleod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Rank: 358 Distance: 37.10 miles

Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, DC townhouse that is now this National Historic Site. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune's last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women.

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