W3R® Heritage Tour in Maryland 

Latest changes: 2011-06-01: add NPS maps / 2013-06-05: fix history link /

For more details see allied march through MD in 1781, and French return through MD in 1782.

We have not yet developed the tour direction content for this section. Maryland has several routes that were followed by hundreds of soldiers. Many soldiers were transported by boat from Elkton, Baltimore, and Annapolis to the Yorktown area, so they did not follow a land route all the way from Wilmington DE to Yorktown VA.. The main W3R will likely follow the route taken by Generals Washington and Rochambeau, which was all on land.

A Note about "Official" W3R Routes
NPS Historic Map for PA-DE-MD [TIFF file]
NPS Historic Map for MD-DC-VA [TIFF file]
NPS draft tour maps for all states

Other Revolutionary-Era Sites

(in alphabetic order)
  • Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy has the crypt of John Paul Jones, the town has a monument to French soldiers who died while helping the U.S. gain independence)
  • Baltimore (War of 1812, Fort McHenry and the Star Spangled Banner)
  • Elkton (major U.S. port during the Revolution, Hollingsworth House has a War of 1812 museum).
  • Frederick (has a restored Revolutionary War prison that was used for Hessian prisoners)

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