The Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County (Heritage Montgomery) was established by State legislations in 2003 as part of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and became a Certified Heritage Area in 2004. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Heritage Montgomery was created by State officials and county leaders to raise theContinue Reading

The Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway (LSHG) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate local economic activity by developing a linkage between our natural, historic and cultural resources. This linkage is a series of land and water recreational trails that weave our past into our future while promoting anContinue Reading

The Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) oversees 13 regions designated as Certified Heritage Areas. These heritage areas leverage public and private partnerships to stimulate economic development through heritage tourism. The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority supports heritage areas with targeted financial and technical assistance. By investing public dollars, MHAA seeks to spark privateContinue Reading

Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties are a significant part of the nation’s last great Colonial landscape. The views, the farms, the communities, the buildings, and even much of the population – those whose roots extend beyond the opening of the Chesapeake Bay bridge in 1953 – still evokeContinue Reading

The Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to preserve, protect and promote the cultural, natural and historical heritage of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Statement of PurposeThrough a variety of partnerships with individual citizens, representatives of various organizations, and public agencies, the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council worksContinue Reading

The Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s mission is to preserve, protect, interpret and restore the environment, history and culture of the Patapsco River Valley. In 2015, the Patapsco Heritage Greenway celebrated the realization of a major goal when the Patapsco Valley became one of Maryland’s 13 certified Heritage Areas. This designation depended upon theContinue Reading

In 1993, the State of Maryland created the Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority to oversee the preservation, development, and management of the Canal Place Preservation District, a designated heritage area in Cumberland around the western end of the C&O Canal. Our ongoing mission is to honor and preserve localContinue Reading

Baltimore’s concentration of historic, cultural, and natural resources makes the city a truly unique place. The city has been witness to events that have dramatically altered the course of the nation’s history. Over the centuries it has also been witness to more subtle changes in the way Americans work, play,Continue Reading

Shaped by the Chesapeake Bay and its mighty tributaries, the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers, Maryland’s verdant peninsula has fostered a traditional lifestyle anchored in the natural bounty of the Tidewater. Southern Maryland boasts a thousand miles of shoreline with fossil-laden cliffs, quiet tidal inlets and sandy beaches. The result ofContinue Reading

The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) is an area rich in history, covering portions of Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties. It is located just below the Mason-Dixon Line, generally viewed as the dividing line between North and South. With one foot in the north, and one footContinue Reading

Maryland’s Heritage Areas are locally designated and State certified regions where public and private partners make commitments to preserving historical, cultural and natural resources for sustainable economic development through heritage tourism. Serving as the coordinating entity, these partnerships are at the core of the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West’sContinue Reading

Annapolis, London Town & South County Heritage Area, Inc. (ALTSCHA, Inc.), known as the Four Rivers Heritage Area, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is one of Maryland’s 13 certified heritage areas. We create and support products and activities that leverage economic development through preservation and heritage tourism. Four Rivers, one ofContinue Reading

The Anacostia Trails Heritage Area is one of 13 Heritage Areas certified by the State of Maryland under the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. Certified in 2001, the region encompasses over 100 square miles of Northern Prince Georges County – bordered by Washington, D.C. to the south, Montgomery County to the West, Howard and AnneContinue Reading

Maryland’s Heritage Areas are locally designated and State certified regions where public and private partners make commitments to preserving historical, cultural and natural resources for sustainable economic development through heritage tourism.  At the local level, Heritage Areas focus community attention on often under-appreciated aspects of history, living culture, and distinctiveContinue Reading