Do, Eat & Play
Charles County is one of the oldest counties in Maryland. From its rural roots to the rise of its ports and railways, Charles County’s history and heritage illuminate the power of the American Dream. Uncover stories of the Underground Railroad, kayak the Ghost Fleet of Civil War and World War I ships, or visit the oldest catholic parish in continuous service in the United States. Our creativity and “can-do” spirit power a vibrant economy, like the pioneers who came before us. Our thought leaders foster a first-rate education system and improve opportunity for all.
Our state-of-the-art recreation areas feature climbing walls, skate parks, swimming, golf, basketball, and tennis to keep residents on their A-game. And crabs are always in season at Regency Furniture Stadium, home to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Professional Baseball Club. Wide-open spaces and waterfront recreation delight fisherfolk, kayakers, paddleboarders, and residents. Our 30 county parks, three state parks, and rail trails are perfect for horseback riding, cycling, hiking, birding, and woodland fun.
Fine arts are center stage at the College of Southern Maryland, which hosts performances and concerts throughout the year. The Port Tobacco Players and Black Box Theatre amaze local audiences. Festivals hosted by the Charles County Arts Alliance and local communities keep the creative scene lively.
Explore the vast array of attractions in Charles County by visiting www.explorecharlescounty.com.
Or, take a look at some of our most popular local landmarks:
- Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House
- La Plata Train Station Museum
- Mount Carmel Monastery
- Port Tobacco Courthouse
- Port Tobacco One-Room Schoolhouse
- St. Ignatius Church
- Thomas Stone House