Maryland has some magnificent attractions to add to an ultimate sight-seeing bucket list!

Whether it be a Revolutionary War battle site in Baltimore, Babe Ruth's birthplace, crabs on the Chesapeake Bay, or the hallowed grounds in Sharpsburg and Emmitsburg, here's our ultimate Maryland bucket list.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4607,4608"] While the war of 1812 was a key turning point in the history of the 13 colonies of the United States, the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 at Fort McHenry was an important event. One that spurred the Star Spangled Banner, written by Maryland native, Francis Scott Key. Visitors will find this National Park quite educational and amazing.

Antietam National Battlefield

The Battle of Antietam was a crucial battle that took place on Union Territory during the Civil War. It's a key destination to add to your Maryland bucket list. The battle occurred on September 17, 1862 and according to the historical record, was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined mark of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4623,4622"]

Babe Ruth Tour of Birthplace

[caption id="attachment_4611" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Bucket List Courtesy of Facebook[/caption] Baseball fans of the "Sultan of Swat," Babe "Herman" Ruth will be in for an interesting tour at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. While no one has claimed to see Babe Ruth's ghost per se, we believe the city of downtown Baltimore still holds his spirit and the love of America's Pastime.

National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4617,4618"] The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. The shrine is one of the oldest American replicas of the Lourdes shrine in France, nearly 20 years after the ghost of Mary of Lourdes was seen in 1858.

John Wilkes Booth Boyhood Home at Tudor Hall 

[caption id="attachment_4632" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Bucket List Courtesy go loc.gov.[/caption] John Wilkes Booth, the infamous stage actor who murdered President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865, was born and raised in Maryland. Visitors can take a tour of his boyhood home at Tudor Hall.

The Chesapeake Bay and The Bay Bridge

[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4629,4630"] The Chesapeake Bay is one to check out from both sides of the Bay Bridge. Noted as one of the largest estuaries in North America, Chesapeake Bay is also known for its crab harvesting. What place would you add to your Maryland bucket list? Please feel free to learn a comment below.
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