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Other Military Museums in Maryland

  • Fort George G. Meade Museum
  • The Fort George G. Meade Museum was established to collect, preserve, study and exhibit historical artifacts pertaining to the history of Fort George G. Meade. The Museum is dedicated "in proud memory of those members of the United States Army who died in the defense of Freedom".

  • National Cryptologic Museum
  • The National Cryptologic Museum is the National Security Agency's principal gateway to the public. It shares the Nation's, as well as NSA's, cryptologic legacy and place in world history.

  • National Vigilance Park
  • Active-duty and former military service members have sought to honor the sacrifices of aerial reconnaissance crews for some time. With changes in world politics and national security concerns, it became possible to declassify the existence of the program. This declassification provided the opportunity to recognize publicly the sacrifices made by servicemen performing aerial reconnaissance missions

  • Center for Cryptologic History
  • The Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) keeps history alive by enhancing the knowledge and decision-making abilities of the intelligence community (IC). A critical asset, the CCH provides a historical and objective account of cryptologic history for the IC, the Department of Defense, other government agencies, academia, and the general public.

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  • The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the premier center for the preservation and research of the legacy of Civil War medical innovation.

  • United States Naval Academy Museum
  • The U. S. Naval Academy Museum serves as an educational and inspirational resource for the Brigade of Midshipmen at the U. S. Naval Academy, other students of American naval history, and thousands of visitors each year.


National Battlefields and Historic Sites

  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History: 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 Virginiaís first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincolnís issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Fort McHenry
  • Birthplace of the National Anthem: O say can you see, by the dawns early light, a large red, white and blue banner? Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming! over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner.

  • Monocacy National Battlefield
  • The Civil War Battle that Saved Washington, D.C.: In the summer of 1864, General Jubal Early led Confederate forces towards Washington, D.C. and threatened to capture the capital city. On July 9, Union troops under General Lew Wallace met Early's forces on the banks of the Monocacy. At Monocacy National Battlefield, visitors can experience this and other stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century.

  • Fort Foote
  • "A powerful enclosed work" protects Washington, D.C.: Fort Foote constructed on Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Fort Foote helped protect Washington, D.C. with the thunderous powerful guns of its time.

  • Fort Washington
  • Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry defending the Nation's Capital, for over 180 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington. Fort Washington is one of the few remaining Seacoast Forts in its original designs.


Federal Agencies

  • Air Force Historical Research Agency
  • The Air Force Historical Research Agency is the repository for Air Force historical documents. The Agency's collection, begun in Washington, DC, during World War II, moved in 1949 to Maxwell Air Force Base, the site of Air University, to provide research facilities for professional military education students, the faculty, visiting scholars, and the general public.

  • Institute of Heraldry
  • The purpose of this site is to provide information on United States heraldic entitlements, how they are displayed, and how and why they are worn.

  • Library of Congress
  • The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

  • National Archives
  • The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.


State Agencies

  • Maryland Military Department
  • Authorization for military force in Maryland began when the Maryland Charter of 1632 empowered Lord Baltimore to raise troops to put down insurrection or rebellion and subdue enemies of the province. It continued in the eighteenth century as Maryland militia units fought during the French and Indian War and distinguished themselves in the American Revolution.

  • Maryland Army National Guard
  • The Maryland National Guard traces its roots to 1634, with the landing of two militia captains at St. Mary's City. It has a long and illustrious history. During the American Revolution, members of the "Maryland Line" repeatedly charged a vastly superior British force at the Battle of Long Island, buying time for the Continental Army to escape. It is from this incident that Maryland draws one of its official nicknames, "The Old Line State."

  • Maryland Air National Guard
  • The Maryland Air National Guard traces its origins to June 29, 1921. On that date the 104th Observation Squadron was federally recognized in Baltimore. It became the first post-World War I National Guard unit to be equipped with its own aircraft, 13 Curtiss JN-4 Jennies, which it flew until 1923.

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