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Point Lookout State Park, Civil War Museum & Lighthouse

11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD 20687

38.06745 -76.33775

(301) 872-5688

Uncover the poignant Civil War history of this recreational mecca.  In 1862, the federal government erected Hammond Hospital at the tip of the Point. After General…

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Sotterley Plantation

44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636

38.37639 -76.54387

(301) 373-2280

Dating from the early 18th century, the tobacco plantation was dependent on slaves.  One slave cabin, dating from the 1830’s survives.  The plantation’s interpretive program incorporates…

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Confederate Memorial Park

Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD 20687

38.06848 -76.33942

Located outside of Point Lookout State Park, the memorial park was constructed by the Point Lookout Descendant’s Organization to honor those who were imprisoned and who…

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Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery

Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD 20687

38.07338 -76.34262

Two monuments, one state and one federal, m ark the interment site of more than 3,000 prisoners who died at Point Lookout Prison Camp.  Names of…

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United States Colored Troops Memorial Monument

21550 Willows Road, John G. Lancaster Park, Lexington Park, MD 20653

38.25647 -76.45319

(301) 737-5447

The monument is dedicated in grateful tribute to the United States Colored Troops of St. Mary’s County and honors the two USCT soldiers from St. Mary’s…

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USS Tulip Monument

Cross Manor Road, St. Inigoes, MD 20684

38.16066 -76.41821

The monument marks the smallest federal cemetery in the nation.  Originally built for China’s military, in 1863, the Tulip was purchased by the Navy for use…

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