In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, follow the events leading up to the fateful night and the pursuit of his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, through the Maryland Countryside, with “real time” period-style news stories, histories and videos. Also find a listing of events throughout the state.
Commemorating 150th Anniversary of the End of Civil War
Maryland hosts events and activities focusing on the assassination of President Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth and the Civil War.
During the Civil War, Maryland was not only a border state with split loyalties, but also a battleground. Learn more about the people who lived through these tumultuous times and discover Maryland’s authentic stories through one of four Civil War Trails. Follow the trail of advancing troops and also trace John Wilkes Booth’s escape route after he assassinated President Lincoln. During the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War, stop at sites of two key conflicts — Antietam, “The Bloodiest Single Day of the War,” and Monocacy, “The Battle that Saved Washington.”
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||Check out a selection of Civil War-Related events going on around the state.|
||A Nation Divided (three-day itinerary)|
Walking the fields where Blue met Gray, you'll gain a new appreciation for the Civil War's tragedies and triumphs.
||Explore Maryland's rich history while cycling through Civil War Battlefields.|
From the Kennedy Farm, where John Brown stages his 1859 attack on Harpers Ferry to Abraham Lincoln's 1865 funeral train, there's no better way to uncover the story than on a Maryland Civil War Trail