Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area

Where heritage is protected and shared

Chesapeake Crossroads, one of Maryland’s state heritage areas, is an established heritage tourism destination on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore. Framed by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and now including new areas of the northern and western parts of Anne Arundel County, Chesapeake Crossroads reflects Maryland’s rich historic, cultural, and natural legacy.

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Our region is home to a lively annual calendar of festivals, events, parades, and more. Here's our listing by month!

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There are many ways to experience the Academy’s proud and lengthy history. You don’t have to become a midshipman to find out what the life of one is like. The United States Naval Academy is open to the public all year.

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Experience the outdoors along our trails that include waterfront vistas, recreational delights, and breathtaking landscapes. Anne Arundel County has many trails to explore, so grab your walking shoes or ready […]

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Civil Rights Guide Celebrates Maryland's "Year of Civil Rights"

Brochure and website developed by Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a historic law making discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin illegal. To commemorate this significant milestone, Governor Wes Moore of Maryland declared 2024 as Maryland’s Year of Civil Rights. In honor of the 60th anniversary, this guide will introduce you to 60 locations with a connection to the region’s civil rights story.
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