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Maryland's African-American Heritage Travel Guide Now Available


Publication Features Historic Trails, Attractions and Ethnic Celebrations

The Maryland Office of Tourism debuted its new African-American Heritage Travel Guide recently at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore.

The guide lists close to 200 attractions and sites throughout the state that are linked to African-American heritage and culture, which tell the stories of accomplishments and sacrifices, past and present that have shaped a state and influenced a nation. The 32-page brochure allows readers to easily navigate through Maryland's African-American experience. Whether following a heritage trail, sampling local foods or being entertained at a world-renowned cultural venue, travelers can enjoy today what generations have built.

Also featured in this issue are sites that participate in the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program, which works to preserve historic places associated with the Underground Railroad and tell a comprehensive story of the people and events associated with the struggle for freedom from enslavement.

The free publication is produced in partnership with Media Two, the custom communications division of Today Media. For more information or to request a copy, go to www.visitmaryland.org or call (800) 719-5900.

About Maryland tourism :

The Maryland Office of Tourism is an agency of the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts within the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Recently reported visitor data shows that the state welcomed more than 32.2 million visitors in 2010. Those visitors spent nearly $13.1 billion on travel-related expenses – generating close to $1.9 billion in state and local taxes and providing 130,000 jobs to Maryland residents.
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