History has created some of the most enticing and fascinating
attractions in many destinations all over the world. In
Maryland, and especially Baltimore,
there are a large number of historic sites and attractions
that reveal a wealth of history about the state and its
people. The Civil War is always of interest to many travelers
and there are Civil War sites throughout the country attracting
thousands each year. Fort
McHenry National Park and Monument near the Inner
Harbor is a big draw for explorers. Edgar
Allan Poe House and the Babe
Ruth Museum are two more attractions that illustrate
the lives of two very famous people originating from Maryland. Fells Point is yet another
timeless attraction and a much-loved district of Baltimore.
Perhaps one of the most favored of all historical events
in Maryland is the Maryland Renaissance Festival. The
Maryland Renaissance Festival is a true-to-life recreation
of an English village from the 16th century. Named Revel
Grove, the village is situated on a wooded site encompassing
25 beautiful acres and plenty of complimentary parking
for your car rental. There
are all kinds fo things to
do for all ages at this exciting Maryland festival.
The village houses five boisterous pubs, a slew of food
booths serving up a mighty array of hot and cold treats,
ten major stages for performances and a wide assortment
of games, including jousting at the onsite Jousting Arena.
The craft stalls are of particular interest to those who
love shopping. They're
perfect for buying gifts and souvenirs and include items
like sculptures, pottery, jewelry, hand made leather items,
clothing, glass blown pieces, inlay and stained glass.
This festival in Maryland takes place each year in August
and illustrates the Maryland renaissance to perfection.
It's held in Arundel County in Crownsville, near Ocean City and less than
an hour from Washington
D.C. Each Day is a Maryland festival day at the village
to honor both the Royal Court and King Henry VIII of course.
On the first day of the Maryland Renaissance, be sure
to check your Maryland festival guide for a list of all
the exciting shows that are scheduled. Make sure to leave
plenty of free time to walk the village's alleys
and avenues and soak in the Maryland renaissance experience
to the fullest. Each character, from musicians to jousters
to barmaids, is authentic and offers insight into the
period in history.
Ideal for the entire family, the Maryland Renaissance
Festival opens each day at 10am and closes for the evening
at 7pm. Arrive early to beat the crowds and get the best
view of all that's happening around you. Crownsville
is also very close to historic Annapolis which makes a great base for enjoying this fun festival
in Maryland. If you're planning to explore the festival
for more thana day, Annapolis
hotels make a great base for the two-day fete. If
you're planning on a longer stay in Arundel County
a Maryland bed
and breakfast is another option. For the entire family, Maryland cabins can
be an ideal choice in accommodation as well.
Arundel County is home to a number of beautiful Maryland beaches and many things to do for everyone. It's a popular spot for summer holidays and its no wonder why. Boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, cycling and much more offer a great way to spend a summer vacation. Maryland golfing in the area is superb too, with many championship courses dotting the region. For an exciting recreation of history and plenty to do and see, be sure to visit the Renaissance Festival in Maryland if you're in the area in August. Or better yet, go out of your way to visit the area and enjoy a chance to see a captivating angle of the state.