List of National Historic Landmarks in Maryland

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This is a List of National Historic Landmarks in Maryland. There are currently 73 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) in Maryland. Also included are short lists of former NHLs and of other historic sites of national importance administered by the National Park Service.

Current NHLs[edit]

The NHLs are distributed over 17 of Maryland's 23 counties and its one county-equivalent, the independent city of Baltimore.

For consistency, places are listed by their National Historic Landmark program names.

[1] Landmark name[2] Image Date designated[2] Locality[2][3] County (or
equivalent)
Description[4]
1 Accokeek Creek Site July 19, 1964 Accokeek
Prince George's Archaeological site of a palisaded village occupied from ca. A.D. 1300 to ca. 1630
2 Army Medical Museum and Library January 12, 1965 Silver Spring
39°00′32″N 77°03′14″W / 39.008889°N 77.053889°W / 39.008889; -77.053889 (Army Medical Museum and Library)
Montgomery This listing presently encompasses a US military medical records and research collection that dates to the 1860s. The original building in Washington, D.C. was demolished in 1969; the collection is now principally with the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The landmark designation is undergoing review.
3 BALTIMORE (Tug) Baltimore (tugboat) November 4, 1993 Baltimore
39°16′22″N 76°36′01″W / 39.27270°N 76.60027°W / 39.27270; -76.60027 (BALTIMORE (Tugboat))
City of Baltimore Oldest steam-powered tugboat in operation in the United States
4 Baltimore and Ohio Transportation Museum and Mount Clare Station B&O Mount Clare Station (Baltimore).jpg September 15, 1961 Baltimore
39°17′01″N 76°37′57″W / 39.28352°N 76.63240°W / 39.28352; -76.63240 (Baltimore and Ohio Transportation Museum and Mount Clare Station)
City of Baltimore Collections of 19th- and 20th-century artifacts related to America's railroads; 250 pieces of railroad rolling stock; 15,000 artifacts; four nineteenth-century buildings, including the historic roundhouse; a mile of historic track
5 Clara Barton House Clara Barton National Historic Site January 12, 1965 Glen Echo
38°58′03″N 77°08′28″W / 38.96756°N 77.14114°W / 38.96756; -77.14114 (Clara Barton National Historic Site)
Montgomery Home of Clara Barton; American pioneer teacher, nurse, and humanitarian; founder of the American Red Cross
6 Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge NewBridgePartialElevation.jpg February 16, 2000 Savage
39°08′05″N 76°49′31″W / 39.134722°N 76.825278°W / 39.134722; -76.825278 (Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge)
Howard Sole surviving example of the first successful all-metal bridge design to be adopted and consistently used on a railroad
7 Brice House Brice House Jul 09.JPG April 15, 1970 Annapolis
38°58′45″N 76°29′14″W / 38.97917°N 76.48722°W / 38.97917; -76.48722 (Brice House)
Anne Arundel Preserved 18th century Georgian style brick house
8 Carrollton Viaduct Carrollton-viaduct.jpg November 11, 1971 Baltimore
39°16′24″N 76°39′19″W / 39.27339°N 76.65529°W / 39.27339; -76.65529 (Carrollton Viaduct)
City of Baltimore Oldest operating railway bridge in the world.
9 Rachel Carson House Rachel carson house md.jpg December 4, 1991 Silver Spring
39°02′48″N 77°00′03″W / 39.04667°N 77.00092°W / 39.04667; -77.00092 (Carson, Rachel, House)
Montgomery House where Rachel Carson wrote her classic work Silent Spring in 1962
10 Casselmans Bridge, National Road 1970s photo January 29, 1964 Grantsville
39°41′48″N 79°08′37″W / 39.696667°N 79.143611°W / 39.696667; -79.143611 (Casselman Bridge, National Road)
Garrett Bridge built in 1813 on the National Road, the nation's first major public works project
11 Whittaker Chambers Farm May 17, 1988 Westminster
39°39′35″N 76°58′35″W / 39.659722°N 76.976389°W / 39.659722; -76.976389 (Whittaker Chambers Farm)
Carroll Farm home of Whittaker Chambers, accuser of Alger Hiss; papers hidden here in a pumpkin led to Hiss's conviction; Chambers wrote Witness, his best-selling autobiography, here
12 Chase-Lloyd House Chase-Lloyd House Jul 09.JPG April 15, 1970 Annapolis
38°58′52″N 76°29′18″W / 38.98121°N 76.48838°W / 38.98121; -76.48838 (Chase-Lloyd House)
Anne Arundel Three-story brick Georgian mansion dating from 1769-1774
13 Chestertown Historic District Widehall, in 1936, within the Chestertown Historic District April 15, 1970 Chestertown
39°12′45″N 76°04′10″W / 39.2125°N 76.069444°W / 39.2125; -76.069444 (Chestertown Historic District)
Kent
14 College of Medicine of Maryland University of Maryland, Medical Building, 2011 September 25, 1997 Baltimore
39°17′07″N 76°37′25″W / 39.28518°N 76.62362°W / 39.28518; -76.62362 (College of Medicine of Maryland)
City of Baltimore Oldest medical school building in the U.S.
15 Colonial Annapolis Historic District Shiplap House Jul 09.JPG June 23, 1965 Annapolis
38°58′41″N 76°29′29″W / 38.978056°N 76.491389°W / 38.978056; -76.491389 (Colonial Annapolis Historic District)
Anne Arundel NRHP 66000383, and boundary increase NRHP 84003875, in 1984.
16 USS CONSTELLATION (Frigate) Constellation bow.JPG May 23, 1963 Baltimore
39°17′03″N 76°36′42″W / 39.28426°N 76.61166°W / 39.28426; -76.61166 (USS CONSTELLATION (Frigate))
City of Baltimore Constructed in 1854; sloop-of-war, or corvette; second United States Navy ship to carry this famous name
17 Doughoregan Manor Doughoregan.jpg November 11, 1971 Ellicott City
39°16′36″N 76°53′35″W / 39.276667°N 76.893056°W / 39.276667; -76.893056 (Doughoregan Manor)
Howard Built in 1766; until 1832 home of Charles Carroll, last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence
18 EDNA E. LOCKWOOD (Bugeye) Bugeye Edna E. Lockwood.jpg April 19, 1994 St. Michaels
38°47′08″N 76°13′10″W / 38.78568°N 76.21941°W / 38.78568; -76.21941 (EDNA E. LOCKWOOD (Bugeye))
Talbot Built in 1889; Chesapeake Bay bugeye; last working oyster boat of her kind
19 Ellicott City Station Ellicott City Station November 24, 1968 Ellicott City
39°15′56″N 76°47′43″W / 39.26544°N 76.79529°W / 39.26544; -76.79529 (Ellicott City Station)
Howard
20 First Unitarian Church 1936 HABS photo November 7, 1973 Baltimore
39°17′36″N 76°36′58″W / 39.29340°N 76.61611°W / 39.29340; -76.61611 (First Unitarian Church)
City of Baltimore NRHP 72001495
21 Fort Frederick Fort Frederick walls.jpg November 7, 1973 Big Pool
39°36′33″N 78°01′17″W / 39.609167°N 78.021389°W / 39.609167; -78.021389 (Fort Frederick)
Washington NRHP 73000939
22 Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory Gaithersburg latitude observatory 1.jpg December 20, 1989 Gaithersburg
39°08′05″N 77°11′57″W / 39.13472°N 77.19908°W / 39.13472; -77.19908 (Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory)
Montgomery NRHP 85001578
23 Greenbelt, Maryland Historic District GreenbeltRooseveltCtr1.jpg February 18, 1997 Greenbelt
39°00′10″N 76°53′28″W / 39.002778°N 76.891111°W / 39.002778; -76.891111 (Greenbelt Historic District)
Prince George's
24 Habre-de-venture Thomas Stone House.jpg November 11, 1971 Port Tobacco
38°31′43″N 77°01′54″W / 38.52872°N 77.03155°W / 38.52872; -77.03155 (Habre-de-venture; Thomas Stone National Historic Site)
Charles NRHP 72001595
25 Hammond-Harwood House Hammond-Harwood House (Md. Ave. Facade).jpg October 9, 1960 Annapolis
38°58′52″N 76°29′18″W / 38.98124°N 76.48832°W / 38.98124; -76.48832 (Hammond-harwood House)
Anne Arundel NRHP 66000384
26 HILDA M. WILLING (Skipjack) HildaWillingLRWalls.jpg April 19, 1994 Tilghman
38°42′40″N 76°19′53″W / 38.71102°N 76.33142°W / 38.71102; -76.33142 (HILDA M. WILLING (Skipjack))
Talbot
27 His Lordship's Kindness His Lordships Kindness North Dec 08.JPG April 15, 1970 Rosaryville
38°46′44″N 76°50′34″W / 38.778889°N 76.842778°W / 38.778889; -76.842778 (His Lordship's Kindness)
Prince George's NRHP 70000853
28 Homewood JHU Homewood.jpg November 11, 1971 Baltimore
39°19′39″N 76°37′09″W / 39.32756°N 76.61917°W / 39.32756; -76.61917 (Homewood)
City of Baltimore NRHP 71001033
29 KATHRYN (Skipjack) 1997 HABS photo April 19, 1994 Tilghman Island
38°42′40″N 76°19′53″W / 38.71102°N 76.33142°W / 38.71102; -76.33142 (KATHRYN (Skipjack))
Talbot NRHP 85001090.
30 Kennedy Farm 1964 HABS photo November 7, 1973 Samples Manor
39°22′40″N 77°42′56″W / 39.37784°N 77.71556°W / 39.37784; -77.71556 (John Brown's Headquarters)
Washington NRHP 73000941. Also known as John Brown's Headquarters.
31 LIGHTSHIP NO. 116 "CHESAPEAKE" Lightship Chesapeake Baltimore MD1.jpg December 20, 1989 Baltimore
39°17′01″N 76°36′34″W / 39.28375°N 76.60956°W / 39.28375; -76.60956 (LIGHTSHIP NO. 116 "CHESAPEAKE")
City of Baltimore Built in 1930 at Charleston Drydock & Machine Co; took on the name of whatever station she was anchored at
32 London Town Publik House London Town Publik House MD2.jpg April 15, 1970 Woodland Beach
38°56′23″N 76°32′25″W / 38.93967°N 76.54026°W / 38.93967; -76.54026 (London Town Publik House)
Anne Arundel A county alms house
33 J. C. Lore Oyster House Lore South Dec 08.JPG August 7, 2001 Solomons
38°19′26″N 76°27′40″W / 38.323889°N 76.461111°W / 38.323889; -76.461111 (J. C. Lore Oyster House)
Calvert
34 Maryland Statehouse MarylandStateHouse (side).jpg December 19, 1960 Annapolis
38°58′36″N 76°29′28″W / 38.97663°N 76.49107°W / 38.97663; -76.49107 (Maryland Statehouse)
Anne Arundel NRHP 66000385
35 Elmer V. McCollum House January 7, 1976 Baltimore
39°18′43″N 76°41′06″W / 39.31188°N 76.68491°W / 39.31188; -76.68491 (Mccollum, Elmer V., House)
City of Baltimore NRHP 76002182
36 H. L. Mencken House Union Square HL Mencken House.jpg July 28, 1983 Baltimore
39°17′08″N 76°38′29″W / 39.28556°N 76.64137°W / 39.28556; -76.64137 (Mencken, H. L., House)
City of Baltimore A home of author H. L. Mencken. The house is included in the Union Square-Hollins Market Historic District.
37 Minor Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. November 11, 1971 Baltimore
39°17′36″N 76°36′58″W / 39.29340°N 76.61611°W / 39.29340; -76.61611 (Minor Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
City of Baltimore
38 Monocacy Battlefield Monocacy battlefield.jpg November 8, 1973 Frederick
39°22′16″N 77°23′31″W / 39.37115°N 77.39208°W / 39.37115; -77.39208 (Monocacy Battlefield)
Frederick NRHP 66000908
39 Montpelier Montpellier Maryland 2.jpg April 15, 1970 Laurel
39°03′54″N 76°50′42″W / 39.065°N 76.845°W / 39.065; -76.845 (Montpelier)
Prince George's NRHP 70000852
40 Mount Clare Mount Clare Baltimore MD Dec 11.JPG April 15, 1970 Baltimore
39°16′37″N 76°38′37″W / 39.27697°N 76.64349°W / 39.27697; -76.64349 (Mount Clare)
City of Baltimore NRHP 70000860
41 Mount Royal Station and Trainshed Mount Royal Station.jpg December 8, 1976 Baltimore
39°18′14″N 76°37′14″W / 39.30378°N 76.62046°W / 39.30378; -76.62046 (Mount Royal Station and Trainshed)
City of Baltimore NRHP 73002191.
42 Mount Vernon Place Historic District Baltimore Washington Monument.jpg November 11, 1971 Baltimore
39°17′51″N 76°36′56″W / 39.297493°N 76.61565°W / 39.297493; -76.61565 (Mount Vernon Place Historic District)
City of Baltimore NRHP 71001037
43 NELLIE CROCKETT (Buy-boat) April 19, 1994 Georgetown
39°21′40″N 75°52′55″W / 39.36110°N 75.88183°W / 39.36110; -75.88183 (NELLIE CROCKETT (Buy-boat))
Kent Chesapeake Bay oyster buy-boat; built in 1926.
44 Old Lock Pump House, Chesapeake and Delaware Canal C and D Canal Pumphouse Exterior.jpg January 12, 1965 Chesapeake City
39°31′26″N 75°48′39″W / 39.52380°N 75.81070°W / 39.52380; -75.81070 (Old Lock Pump House, Chesapeake And Delaware Canal)
Cecil NRHP 66000390
45 William Paca House Paca House Jul 09.JPG November 11, 1971 Annapolis
38°58′46″N 76°29′17″W / 38.97944°N 76.48793°W / 38.97944; -76.48793 (Paca, William, House)
Anne Arundel
46 Peale's Baltimore Museum HABS photo December 21, 1965 Baltimore
39°17′24″N 76°36′38″W / 39.29004°N 76.61063°W / 39.29004; -76.61063 (Peale's Baltimore Museum)
City of Baltimore NRHP 66000915
47 Phoenix Shot Tower Phoenix Shot Tower.png November 11, 1971 Baltimore
39°17′19″N 76°36′20″W / 39.28867°N 76.60556°W / 39.28867; -76.60556 (Phoenix Shot Tower)
City of Baltimore NRHP 69000373
48 Edgar Allan Poe House PoeHouse-Baltimore.jpg November 11, 1971 Baltimore
39°17′21″N 76°38′00″W / 39.28923°N 76.63334°W / 39.28923; -76.63334 (Poe, Edgar Allan, House)
City of Baltimore NRHP 71001043
49 REBECCA T. RUARK (Skipjack) Rebecca T. Ruark skipjack MD1.jpg July 31, 2003 Tilghman Island
38°42′46″N 76°19′53″W / 38.712778°N 76.331389°W / 38.712778; -76.331389 (Rebecca T. Ruark (skipjack))
Talbot
50 Ira Remsen House May 15, 1975 Baltimore
39°17′44″N 76°37′10″W / 39.29568°N 76.61946°W / 39.29568; -76.61946 (Remsen, Ira, House)
City of Baltimore NRHP 75002102
51 Riversdale Mansion Riversdale 2.jpg December 9, 1997 Riverdale
38°57′37″N 76°55′55″W / 38.960278°N 76.931944°W / 38.960278; -76.931944 (Riversdale Mansion)
Prince George's
52 Henry August Rowland House Henry August Rowland House May 15, 1975 Baltimore
39°17′54″N 76°37′04″W / 39.29846°N 76.61767°W / 39.29846; -76.61767 (Rowland, Henry August, House)
City of Baltimore Home of physicist Henry Augustus Rowland.
53 St. Mary's City Historic District St Marys City Historic District Catholic Church Jul 09.JPG August 4, 1969 St. Marys City
St. Mary's
54 St. Mary's Seminary Chapel St. Mary's Seminary Chapel MD1.jpg November 11, 1971 Baltimore
39°17′38″N 76°37′23″W / 39.29401°N 76.62302°W / 39.29401; -76.62302 (St. Mary's Seminary Chapel)
City of Baltimore
55 N.S. SAVANNAH (Nuclear Ship) NS Savannah at Pier 13 Baltimore MD1.jpg July 17, 1991 Baltimore
39°15′30″N 76°33′20″W / 39.258472°N 76.555417°W / 39.258472; -76.555417 (NS Savannah (nuclear ship))
Baltimore NRHP 90000608
56 Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and Gate House Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital Gatehouse Dec 09.JPG November 11, 1971 Towson
39°23′28″N 76°37′09″W / 39.391111°N 76.619167°W / 39.391111; -76.619167 (Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and Gate House)
Baltimore County NRHP 71000369
57 Sion Hill 1936 HABS photo April 27, 1992 Havre De Grace
39°33′58″N 76°07′39″W / 39.56606°N 76.12740°W / 39.56606; -76.12740 (Sion Hill)
Harford NRHP 90000608
58 Sotterley Sotterley Jul 09.JPG February 16, 2000 Hollywood
38°22′47″N 76°32′20″W / 38.379722°N 76.538889°W / 38.379722; -76.538889 (Sotterley)
St. Mary's
59 Spacecraft Magnetic Test Facility NASA photo October 3, 1985 Greenbelt
39°00′17″N 76°49′31″W / 39.00485°N 76.82541°W / 39.00485; -76.82541 (Spacecraft Magnetic Test Facility)
Prince George's NRHP 85002811
60 Star-Spangled Banner Flag House 1936 HABS photo December 16, 1969 Baltimore
39°17′08″N 76°36′13″W / 39.28563°N 76.60358°W / 39.28563; -76.60358 (Star-Spangled Banner Flag House)
City of Baltimore House where Mary Young Pickersgill sewed the large Star-Spangled Banner flag of the United States, to fly over Fort McHenry, inspiring the U.S. national anthem.
61 Peggy Stewart House Peggy Stewart House Jul 09.JPG November 7, 1973 Annapolis
38°58′55″N 76°29′14″W / 38.98189°N 76.48725°W / 38.98189; -76.48725 (Peggy Stewart House)
Anne Arundel NRHP 73000887
62 USCGC TANEY (Coast Guard cutter) USCGC Taney.jpg June 7, 1968 Baltimore
39°17′09″N 76°36′23″W / 39.285833°N 76.606389°W / 39.285833; -76.606389 (USCGC Taney)
City of Baltimore
63 Thomas Point Shoal Light Station Thomas Point Lighthouse Chesapeake Bay.jpg January 20, 1999 Annapolis
38°53′56″N 76°26′10″W / 38.899°N 76.436°W / 38.899; -76.436 (Thomas Point Shoal Light Station)
Anne Arundel
64 Thomas Viaduct, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Thomas-viaduct-2011.jpg January 28, 1964 Relay
39°13′12″N 76°42′49″W / 39.22000°N 76.71351°W / 39.22000; -76.71351 (Thomas Viaduct, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad)
Baltimore County & Howard County NRHP 66000388.
65 USS TORSK (Submarine) USSTorsk1.jpg January 14, 1986 Baltimore
39°16′58″N 76°36′33″W / 39.28285°N 76.60908°W / 39.28285; -76.60908 (TORSK, USS (Submarine))
City of Baltimore NRHP 86000090.
66 Tulip Hill 1936 HABS photo April 15, 1970 Galesville
38°51′03″N 76°33′02″W / 38.850833°N 76.550556°W / 38.850833; -76.550556 (Tulip Hill)
Anne Arundel NRHP 70000261
67 United States Naval Academy AnnapolisGraduation.jpg July 4, 1961 Annapolis
38°59′04″N 76°29′20″W / 38.98443°N 76.48888°W / 38.98443; -76.48888 (United States Naval Academy)
Anne Arundel NRHP 66000386.
68 Washington Aqueduct Union Arch Bridge MD 2008.jpg November 7, 1973 Great Falls, MD and Washington, DC
38°56′15″N 77°06′51″W / 38.9375°N 77.114167°W / 38.9375; -77.114167 (Washington Aqueduct)
Montgomery, MD and District of Columbia Also in District of Columbia
69 William Henry Welch House January 7, 1976 Baltimore
39°18′00″N 76°36′51″W / 39.30008°N 76.61428°W / 39.30008; -76.61428 (Welch, William H., House)
City of Baltimore NRHP 76002186.
70 West St. Mary's Manor HABS photo April 15, 1970 Drayden
38°11′10″N 76°26′54″W / 38.186111°N 76.448333°W / 38.186111; -76.448333 (West St. Mary's Manor)
St. Mary's NRHP 70000854
71 Whitehall Whitehall October 9, 1960 Annapolis
39°00′15″N 76°25′37″W / 39.004167°N 76.426944°W / 39.004167; -76.426944 (Whitehall)
Anne Arundel NRHP 66000387
72 WILLIAM. B. TENNISON (Buy-Boat) William B. Tennison April 19, 1994 Solomons
38°19′23″N 76°27′39″W / 38.32315°N 76.46089°W / 38.32315; -76.46089 (Wm. B. TENNISON (Buy-boat))
Calvert NRHP 80001799.
73 Wye House Wye House, view of front, HABS.jpg April 15, 1970 Easton
38°51′12″N 76°10′06″W / 38.853398°N 76.168406°W / 38.853398; -76.168406 (Wye House)
Talbot

Historic areas of the NPS in Maryland[edit]

National Historical Parks, some National Monuments, and certain other areas listed in the National Park system are historic landmarks of national importance that are highly protected already, often before the inauguration of the NHL program in 1960, and are then often not also named NHLs per se. There are ___ of these in Maryland. The National Park Service lists these fourteen together with the NHLs in the state,[5]

The Clara Barton National Historic Site, Monocacy National Battlefield and Thomas Stone National Historic Site are also NHLs and are listed above (with the latter under its alternative name, Habre de Venture)

The other seven are:

Landmark name
Image Date established[6] Location County Description
1 Antietam National Battlefield Burnside's Bridge August 30, 1890 Sharpsburg Washington
2 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park C&O Canal - Cushwa Visitor Center.jpg Maryland County Also included in District of Columbia and West Virginia
3 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Fort McHenry Baltimore City of Baltimore
4 Fort Washington Park Fort Washington from across the river.jpg Fort Washington Prince George's County
5 Hampton National Historic Site Hampton Natl Historic Site.jpg Hampton, Maryland Baltimore County
6 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park HarpersFerryCSXRailBridge.jpg Maryland Washington County Also included in Virginia and West Virginia
7 Piscataway Park Piscataway park.jpg Accokeek Prince George's County:)

Former National Historic Landmarks[edit]

There is one former NHL, Resurrection Manor, which was demolished in 2002 and subsequently delisted.

# Landmark name Image Date designated Date withdrawn Locality County Description
1 Resurrection Manor Resurrection Manor.jpeg April 15, 1970 February 17, 2006 Hollywood vicinity
38°20′17″N 76°30′34″W / 38.338056°N 76.509444°W / 38.338056; -76.509444 (Resurrection Manor site)
St. Mary's Demolished in 2002 and replaced by a modern home.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate the National Monuments, National Historic Sites, National Historic Landmark Districts and other higher designations from other NHL buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. ^ a b c National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-04. .
  3. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  4. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database".  Retrieved on various dates.
  5. ^ These are listed on p.112-113 of "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State", November 2007 version.
  6. ^ Date of listing as National Historic Site or similar designation, from various sources in articles indexed.
  7. ^ NHL webpage on it, for use in article

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