5 Reasons to Make Mid-Maryland Your Base Camp
Maryland’s Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area is full of history and scenic beauty. Centrally located to important historical sites and other popular destinations, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area is an ideal base camp for your student group.
1. You get all perspectives on the Civil War story.
Just below the Mason-Dixon Line, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area has one foot each in the North and South. There’s no better location for your students to critically approach all facets of the Civil War story and objectively learn about the causes, battles, heroes and villains of the war that divided the United States.
2. You can see a lot in one destination.
The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area is within driving distance of popular Civil War Trails, battlefields and other sites—including Antietam, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry and more.
3. History extends beyond the Civil War.
Maryland’s Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area offers opportunities for students to explore history through many themes, including preservation of battlefields and other historical and natural resources, African American history, transportation history, women’s history and more.
4. The area is group-friendly and student-prepared.
In addition to group-friendly restaurants and accommodations, many museums, parks, arts venues and attractions are prepared to welcome groups and are well-equipped with hands-on experiences for students. An online education portal offers a suite of flexible lesson plans linked to national standards—great preparation for groups planning to visit.
5. Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., are within driving distance.
The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area is within driving distance of Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. The area offers affordable accommodations for student groups exploring the urban cities.
Courtesy of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. Learn more at heartofthecivilwar.org/education.
Photo Courtesy of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area.