The grandest of routes into or out of Baltimore, Historic Charles Street follows the city's best known artery through fashionable cultural, residential, and commercial districts. Visit Charles Street, and you’ll want to stay a while.
Celebrate life on the Chesapeake Bay. Observe watermen bringing their bounty to shore, visit historic towns, and travel through scenic stretches of productive farmland. See the truly special landscape of the Mid-Atlantic Region and gain an appreciation for the working life of Maryland's Eastern Shore farmers, watermen, and merchants.
This byway brings to life the stories of the Underground Railroad, a secret network of roads, waterways, trails, and hiding places along which enslaved African-Americans were helped to freedom before the Civil War.
The Historic National Road was the nation's first federally funded interstate highway. It opened the nation to the west and became a corridor for the movement of goods and people. Today, visitors experience a physical timeline, including classic inns, tollhouses, diners, and motels that trace 200 years of American history.
The 180-mile corridor of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway through Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia is "Where America Happened." It is said that this corridor holds more historic sites than any other in the US.
This byway, with several branches that reach toward the Potomac River, incorporates many of the nation's oldest churches, the site of the first Roman Catholic Mass held in English-speaking America, and Maryland's colonial capital, Historic St. Mary's City.
Other Byways in Maryland
As a service, we strive to include information on all byways or backways in Maryland on this website. This list may be incomplete or contain byways that overlap.
- Antietam Campaign Byway
- Blue Crab Scenic Byway
- Booth's Escape
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Byway
- Falls Road
- Horses and Hounds Scenic Byway
- Lower Susquehanna Scenic Byway
- Mason and Dixon Byway
- Mountain Maryland Byway
- National Historic Seaport
- Old Main Streets
- Roots and Tides Byway
- Star-Spangled Banner Byway