Ways to Explore Southern Maryland's Scenic and Historic Routes

Ways to Explore Southern Maryland's Scenic and Historic Routes (HM2DUX)

Location: Newburg, MD 20664 Charles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 22.133', W 76° 57.633'

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Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
This unique trail is designed for you to experience by boat. It is America's first waterway national historic trail and includes more than 3,000 miles explored by Captain John Smith.

The route is marked at several sites on the water by special buoys that are part of the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS). Accessible by cell phone or internet, these buoys transmit date that include historical information related to Captain John Smith's explorations.

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Interpretive buoys (right) are found along the trail.

Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway
Automobile is the best way to experience this byway. You can explore various sites—churches, homes, parks, and museums—to learn about the very first attempt in American to introduce religious toleration and the separation of church from state. If you would like to tour any of the churches, we recommend contacting their administrative offices before you visit.

Visit www.bit.ly/rfsbyway
Visit www.nps.gov/cajo

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Trinity Episcopal Church is one of many religious sites along the byway.

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Road signs containing the byway logo will guide you.


Banner National Historic Trail
Southern Maryland was an attractive target for British raids during the War of 1812. Along the trail are the sites of the largest naval engagements in Maryland waters. Follow the route of British warships as they sailed to and from their attacks on Washington and Baltimore. Explore historic sites such as Sotterley Plantation, which was raided in 1814 when at least 48 enslaved people sought freedom on British ships.

Visit www.nps.gov/stsp

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History comes alive at Sotterley Plantation, which you can drive to in eastern St. Mary's County.

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
This evolving trail network is a portal into the region's history, culture, and ecology. As the metropolitan area expands, hiking, bicycling, paddling, horseback riding, and related outdoor recreation activities provide you with opportunities for intimate connections with the river, its tributaries, and the region's distinctive landscapes.

Visit www.nps.gov/pohe

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Bicyclists enjoy Lighthouse Road, Piney Point.

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Discover more at www.DestinationSouthernMaryland.com

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
This project was funded in part by the National Park


(Logos for the National Park Service and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.)

This project has been financed in part with state funds from the Maryland Heritages Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Year Placed2018
Placed BySouthern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium, National Park Service, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
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Date Added Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 328727 N 4248563
Decimal Degrees38.36888333, -76.96055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.133', W 76° 57.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 7.9799999999999" N, 76° 57' 37.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12480 Crain Hwy, Newburg MD 20664, US
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