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Northern Region

     Attractions & Campgrounds

       A spiritual land, full of shrines and monuments,
      mansions and museums, antiques and boutiques.

     The Northern Region of Maryland consists of Frederick
     and Washington counties. Following are some of the
     leading attractions of this region.

     Antietam National Battlefield: Antietam is the site of the bloodiest
     one-day battle in American history, where more than 23,000
       soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of
       savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of  Antietam
     ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first  invasion
     into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the
       preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. (301) 432-5124

     Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo: One of the finest private
       animal parks on the East Coast. Exotic animals reside on 50 acres,
     with more than 300 species. Ramble through the landscaped
       gardens or take the safari ride, meeting animals who jump, swim,
     fly, roar and tweet to greet you. (301) 271-4922

     Crystal Grottoes Caverns: Maryland’s only commercial under-
     ground caverns, with a spectacular 40 minute tour along dry, clean
     walkways through brilliantly lighted chambers. Knowledgeable
     guides explain the history, formations, and geological aspects of
     the caverns. (301) 432-6336

     Discovery Station Hagerstown: Hands-on learning environment
     featuring science, history, technology, space exploration and more.
     (301) 790-0076

     Fort Frederick State Park: From 1756, during the French and Indian
     war period, best preserved original stone fort in North America.
     (301) 842-2155

     Maryland Theatre: Restored 1915 vaudeville house, anchor to arts
     and entertainment center. (301) 790-2000

     Mountain City Traditional Arts Center: Appalachian art workshops
     and a retail outlet selling local works. (301) 687-8040

     National Museum of Civil War Medicine: The museum offers a
     look at the Civil War through the eyes of the wounded and care-
     givers. (301) 695-1864

     National Shrine Grotto of our Lady of Lourdes: Museum dedi-
     cated to America’s first native-born Saint. Oldest replica in the
     Western Hemisphere. (301) 447-5318
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