State National Parks of Maryland
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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Originally built to transport coal, lumber, grain and other agricultural products, the 184 miles of this historical park showcase American transportation history while providing a beautiful place for visitors to hike and bike along the waterway.
Clara Barton National Historic Site
Clara Barton founded the Red Cross in 1881 after serving as a teacher, a patent office clerk and a Civil War nurse in a long career devoted to helping others. Her home served as the headquarters for the Red Cross and a storehouse for disaster relief supplies. Visitors can see 11 rooms that have been restored to their 19th century appearance and learn more about the life of this trailblazing humanitarian.
Protecting the view from George Washington's home across the river at Mount Vernon, Piscataway Park offers visitors walks along the Potomac River across freshwater tidal wetlands and on forested trails, and the opportunity to view remarkable wildlife including beavers and American bald eagles.