Best Memorial Day Getaways Near BaltimoreMemorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated in remembrance of the men and women who died serving in the United States armed forces. The United States armed forces include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard. This holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day was first celebrated after the Civil War and was first known as Decoration Day. These are some of the best Memorial Day getaways near Baltimore.
Restoration Work On Burnside Bridge Could Start In SummerWork to restore one of the most well-known bridges from the Civil War and a popular tourist attraction could begin as early as this summer, giving Burnside Bridge its first major restoration work since the 1950s.
23,000 Candles Set Antietam Battlefield AglowVolunteers are lighting more than 23,000 candles across the rolling landscape of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.
Md. Battlefields Mark Emancipation AnniversaryThe National Park Service is holding events at two Civil War battlefields to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Maryland.
Repairs Begin On Western Md. Civil War LandmarkThe National Park Service says it has begun repairing the Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg after pieces of the stone arch fell into Antietam Creek in January.
Best Memorial Day Getaways Near BaltimoreLearn more about our nation's history and pay tribute to those who have died in service by visiting these Memorial weekend destinations.
Lifeline For Bluebirds: Boxes Aid In SurvivalThey pop up with amazing regularity along the park roads of Antietam National Battlefield -- little shoebox-sized cedar boxes hanging vertically on fence posts, metal signs and tree stumps.
Gettysburg National Park Grants KKK Event PermitThe Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit to hold an event at Gettysburg National Military Park.
Banjo's African Roots Explored At Md. ConferencePlayers and scholars of 19th century American banjo music are gathering at the Antietam National Battlefield for a weekend of performances and presentations.
Man Digs Up Live Civil War-Era Shell From Yard J.D. Taylor Jr. was planting trees at his Sharpsburg home when he came upon a startling sight: a live Civil War-era shell.
Md. Scouts Sell Tickets For Antietam Re-Enactment Organizers of a major Civil War battle re-enactment near Sharpsburg say they have enlisted local Boy Scouts to sell tickets.
Civil War Banjo Conference At Antietam In Md. A weekend conference at the Antietam National Battlefield is exploring the link between the banjo and the Civil War.