Community Information

Arlington County, VA

City Sites

Hospitals

Parks

Transportation

Entertainment

Alexandria City, VA

City Sites

Law Enforcement

  • Office Of Sheriff The Office of Sheriff is responsible for the operation of the Detention Center, courthouse and courtroom security,service of all court legal documents, execution of court orders, transportation of prisoners, execution of arrest warrants, and general public safety and law enforcement.
  • Alexandria Fire Department The members of the Alexandria Fire Department are dedicated to serving those who live, visit and work in the City of Alexandria.
  • Alexandria Police The basic mission of the Police Department is to maintain law and order, protect persons and property, apprehend persons suspected of crime, direct and control traffic, investigate traffic accidents, and enforce all state and city criminal laws.

Hospitals

Library

  • Alexandria Library The Alexandria Library is an educational, user-oriented service institution providing free public access to recorded knowledge and ideas

Transportation

Entertainment

  • Lyceum Alexandria's History Museum
  • Alexandria Black History Museum With more than 250 years of history and hospitality to its credit, Alexandria offers an array of historic and cultural attractions. Alexandria's many historic homes, churches, businesses and museums allow residents and visitors alike to experience the hand of the past that makes our city the charming and historic town it is today.
  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum Through the Alexandria Archaeology Museum the City of Alexandria, Virginia's archaeologists, volunteers and students work with citizens and developers to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community's past.
  • Fort Ward Fort Ward Museum interprets the site's history and offers exhibits on Civil War topics, education and interpretive programs, tours, lecture and video series, bus tours, and living history activities throughout the year.
  • Gadsby's Tavern The tavern was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances, and meetings of local organizations.
  • Little Theatre of Alexandria Established in 1934 and located in historic Old Town Alexandria, the Little Theatre of Alexandria presents seven professional quality shows each season along with a series of original one act plays.
  • MetroStage MetroStage is a professional not-for-profit theater dedicated to producing plays by established and emerging playwrights, which are chosen for their social, political, literary and entertainment value.
  • Old Town Theater
  • Erickson & Ripper Gallery Located in historic Olde Towne Alexandria Virginia.offering the very best in complete Art services.
Fairfax County, VA

Parks

  • Bull Run Regional Park
  • Mulch Solutions
  • Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
  • Lake Accotink Park - 493 acres includes a 55-acre lake, wetlands and streams offering unique views of waterfowl and marsh life. Facilities and activities vary with the season and include canoe, boat rentals, fishing, tour-boat rides, boat launch, bait and tackle sales, hiking/biking trail and play fields.
  • Frying Pan Park - preserves and interprets a rural community setting in a suburban environment for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of the citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.
  • Great Falls Grange Park - is located at 9818 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. The park, in the heart of Great Falls, has baseball/softball fields, a picnic area with pavilion, and a small tot lot.
  • Green Spring Garden Park - is a 27-acre park located in Alexandria, Virginia, just a few minutes travel from the Nation's Capitol. Through its gardens and educational programming, Green Spring advances the awareness and practice of gardening in Metropolitan Washington, DC.
  • The Turner Farm - 52-acre park is located on the site of a former dairy farm. The land was saved from development by a public/private partnership started in 1994 to "Save-the-Farm."
  • Colvin Run Mill Historic Site - was acquired by the Fairfax County Park Authority for the preservation of Colvin Run Mill and its associated historic buildings, and for the enjoyment and education of visitors. It has been open to the public since 1972.
  • Sully Historic Site - reflects the history of Fairfax County. Completed in 1799 by Richard Bland Lee, the main house at Sully combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture.
  • Hidden Oaks Nature Center The Park is rich in history. While strolling through the woods, visitors can view a railroad embankment built just before the Civil War.
  • Huntley Meadows Park - is a rich, natural island in the suburban sea of Northern Virginia. Its 1,425 acres harbor majestic forests, wildflower-speckled meadows and vast wetlands bursting with life.

Transportation

Entertainment

Prince William County, VA

Hospitals

Law Enforcement

Transportation

  • Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission Local weekday bus service throughout Prince William County.
  • Virginia Railway Express Train Service to the District of Columbia from Western Prince William County. Stops include Alexandria, Crystal City, L'Enfant Plaza, and Union Station. Three convenient stations in Prince William County - Broad Run/Airport, Manassas, and Manassas Park.
  • Washington METRO Subway System Metro stations can be found on both the Rt. 66 (Vienna - Orange Line) and Rt. 95 (Franconia/Springfield - Blue Line) corridors. The PRTC OmniRide system provides bus service to both stations.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport There are 40 passenger airlines and four cargo integrators that serve Washington Dulles International Airport.
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport The Airports Authority operates this two airport system which provides domestic and international air service for the Metropolitan Washington region.
  • Greyhound - a Greyhound bus station is conveniently located in Triangle for the convenience of Prince William County residents.

Parks

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park Site of the first major battlefield (also known as the Battle of Bull Run)of the Civil War--and the equally important Second Battle of Manassas (which convinced General Lee to invade the Union's own home ground)--the Park is a "must see" for anyone who truly wishes to gain a sense for the Civil War.
  • Dale City Recreation Center If you want to work out in a comfortable, professional and friendly environment, then you will love Dale City Recreation Center
  • Veteran's Memorial Regional Park - Veterans Park is the place to be for fun! We have many different outdoor diversions for you to enjoy.
  • WaterWorks Waterpark - offers state of the art outdoor excitement, including pools, slides, fountains, an expansive shallow beach area, and friendly, family fun.

Entertainment

  • Center for the Arts - The mission is to enrich the quality of life among all the populations in our area through diverse education and presentation arts programming of the highest quality.
  • Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center - we are proud of our role as a community health, fitness, and wellness resource.
  • Arts Council - is an affiliate program that provides year-round programming in performance and cultural arts.
  • Freedom Aquatics Center The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center has one of the largest, most beautiful, indoor natatoriums in Northern Virginia. Featuring a 50-meter competition pool that can hold multiple activities, a warm-water leisure pool with play features and beach entry, and a whirlpool spa where adults can relax after a workout, Freedom offers a pleasant and comfortable aquatic experience year-round.
  • Historic Occoquan
  • Manassas Museum The current 7,000-square-foot building on eight acres opened in 1991. Permanent and temporary historical exhibits interpret Northern Virginia Piedmont history through artifacts, documents, videos, and images.
  • Prince William Art Society, Inc.
  • DeGrasse Dance Studio - has provided dancers of all ages with performance experience in classical Russian ballet, jazz, tap and musical theater.
  • Manassas Dance Company - we are providing accessible and affordable cultural arts performances to the public as well as by offering free performances to schoolchildren in our community.
  • Prince William Chorale
  • Prince William Symphony Orchestra
  • PW Chorale This organization was established on May 22, 1993, as the Prince William Chorale, a reorganization of the group previously known as the Manassas Choral Society which was established in 1967 by members of several area church choirs who were interested in singing a broader range of music.
  • PWC Park Authority
  • Weems-Bott Museum The Weems-Botts House offers a fascinating history on Virginia's oldest chartered town, Dumfries, in addition to two of the more colorful personalities to have lived here: Mason Weems and Benjamin Botts.

Veterinary Hospital

  • Artemis Veterinary Emergency Our emergency hospital is specifically designed and equipped to provide highest quality critical care for your pet. Our staff is well-trained in emergency procedures. Whether a minor or major medical problem, we will provide your pet with the best possible care.
Loudoun County, VA

Hospitals

Law Enforcement

  • Loudoun General District Court
  • Circuit Court of Loudoun County
  • Loudoun County Sheriff's Office The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is divided into five divisions: Field Operations, Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, Administration/Technical Services and Corrections/Courts Security. The Sheriff's Office uses these divisions to provide law enforcement and crime prevention services to citizens of Loudoun County on a 24-hour basis.
  • Commonwealth's Attorney The Commonwealth's Attorney, one of five Constitutional Officers in the Loudoun County Government, is responsible for the prosecution of criminal offenses in Loudoun County.
  • Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue
  • Loudoun County Treasurer Office The Loudoun County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the billing and collecting of taxes; issuing county vehicle license decals; and the investing, safeguarding, and disbursing of all county revenue.
  • Loudoun County Administrator The Office of the County Administrator is the highest level management office of the Loudoun County government. The County Administrator directs and supervises the day-to-day operations of all county departments and agencies which are under the direct control of the Board of Supervisors, pursuant to county ordinances and regulations.
  • Office of the County Assessor 

Library

  • Loudoun County Public Library The Loudoun County Public Library, the community's information center, provides free and equal access to a full variety of library resources and innovative technologies to enhance the quality of life and meet the informational, educational and cultural interests of the entire community.
  • National Sporting Library The National Sporting Library, a research center for horse and field sports, is an incomparable collection of over 13,000 books, periodicals, photographs, films, and manuscripts housed in a magnificent 15,000 square-foot facility. Paintings and sculptures by renowned sporting artists enhance the spacious Founders' Room, the John and Martha Daniels Reading Room and the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room.
  • Thomas Balch Library Thomas Balch Library is a history and genealogy library owned and operated by the Town of Leesburg. Our collection includes over 10,000 books and periodicals, newspapers, maps, photographs, and manuscripts, and focuses on:

Parks

  • Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center Welcome to Ida Lee, your recreation, fitness, and aquatic resources. We invite you to learn more about our facility, programs, and services. When you have time, stop by for a tour. Our staff is here to help make your visit as pleasant as possible. Ida Lee staff strive to meet your recreational and fitness needs in a clean and friendly environment. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service to you. We hope you will enjoy our facility as much as we do!
  • Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve The word "banshee" is a Gaelic term for a female spirit and the word "reeks" is a Gaelic term for hills and dales. Legend has it that around the 1840s, the owner of the farm was of Irish or Scottish decent. After a night in town he came back to the farm and heard strange cries and sounds in the woods, what he thought might have been banshees. Since the farm was very hilly, he is supposed to have said that he heard, "banshees in the reeks." In the years since, the name has become Banshee Reeks.
  • Morven Park

Transportation

  • Loudoun County Commuter Bus Service The Loudoun County-sponsored system of commuter buses provides weekday bus service to Washington D.C., the Pentagon and Roslyn from stops in Purcellville, Hamilton, Leesburg and Sterling. The buses are operated by Yellow Bus Lines.
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) The Washington Metropolitan Area TransitAuthority operates the second largest railtransit system and the fifth largest busnetwork in the United States.
  • Leesburg Executive Airport Leesburg has the distinct advantage of operating its own municipal airport. International flights can clear customs without visiting another U.S airport first. The airport's 5,500-foot runway, with an adjacent FAA Flight Service Station, Piedmont Hawthorne's American Beechcraft Service Center, and a jet facility, is used increasingly by corporations that need to house their private aircraft nearby.
  • Dulles Area Transportation Association The Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) is a Transportation Management Association (TMA) that identifies transportation needs; advocates steps to meet those needs; and provides a forum for members and other concerned parties to be informed of opportunities and participate in timely actions that will bring about a more effective transportation system.
  • White's Ferry
  • Dulles Corridor Rail Association The Dulles Corridor Rail Association (DCRA) is a nonprofit membership organization formed to advocate rail in the Dulles corridor by 2010, sooner if feasible. DCRA advises decision makers on transit-related issues, including funding, operations, station location and access, and use, and implementation issues.

Entertainment

  • Bluemont Concert Series Bluemont Concert Series is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that presents a wide variety of affordable, high quality events and activities in the communities and schools throughout Loudoun County, northwest and central Virginia. Bluemont presents 300-350 events each year in public and private partnerships of all sizes. Bluemont`s Summer Concerts have become tradition in many communities; those same artists also perform at local healthcare facilities. Its sizable Artist-In- Education program brings hundreds of artists into Virginia schools each year.
  • Doukenie Winery Doukénie Winery is part of Windham Farm and is a lovely 500-acre farm set in the rolling hills of Northern Virginia where one can enjoy a quiet afternoon in the country and a picnic by the pond.
  • Lost Creek Winery We invite everyone to stop by for a winery tour and to sample our wines. Whether you are a wine enthusiast, new to wine drinking, a tourist, or just passing through, you will find something to enjoy in our wines, our cozy tasting room, our outdoor patio and our light gourmet fare. We also pride ourselves in selling local products, arts and crafts.
  • Loudoun Ballet the first regional youth ballet in Loudoun County, was founded in 1978 by former Artistic Director, Ms. Sheila Hoffmann-Robertson. Now under the guidance of Artistic Director Maureen Miller, the Company continues to grow and thrive.
  • Loudoun Chorale s a community-based volunteer organization of local artists who strive to present a quality program of choral music to its patrons.
  • Loudoun County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum Plant a seed in your young farmer's imagination and watch it grow at one of the Metro area's newest museums. At the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, you can meet Milkie the Cow, travel back in time to the Waxpool General Store and be a farmer for a day. Your family will reap the rewards of time well spent.
  • The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra The Loudoun Symphony provides a spectrum of classical music by presenting a season of concerts featuring these three ensembles. It rounds out its cultural offerings through chamber music concerts, children's concerts, and collaborations with other arts organizations. The Board of Directors of the non-profit, unaffiliated Loudoun Symphony Association, Inc. is composed of dedicated area supporters of the fine arts.
  • Master Singers of Virginia The Master Singers is a 28 member choral ensemble bringing a variety of choral works of the highest artistic quality to the people of the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area. These works include the great choral masterpieces of the 16th through the 20th centuries as well as contemporary.
  • Oatlands Carriage House Theatre When you visit Oatlands, take a close look. It won't take long - about 200 years. Begin with the 22-room Greek Revival house that was once the center of a thriving 3,400-acre plantation. Meander through four acres of formal gardens and connecting terraces. Marvel at the 1810 greenhouse, the second oldest of its type in America.
  • Aldie Mill - Virginia Outdoors Foundation At Aldie Mill, a working mill owned and operated by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the unique heritage of water-powered gristmills is remembered and preserved. The restored Aldie Mill, an imposing four-story brick structure with tandem metal waterwheels, offers visitors and students a glimpse of how life was lived in the rural South during a time when the Mill served as a vital center of the community
  • Ball`s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park Surrounding the Ball's Bluff National Cemetery, this regional park preserves the site of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, the largest Civil War engagement to take place in Loudoun County. Hiking trails and interpretive signs aid in understanding this important and tragic part of American history.
  • Village Winery The Village Winery and its ten acres of vineyards are just outside the heart of the village of Waterford, a National Historic Landmark. The winery is housed is a resotred farm structure next to our large, old bank barn.
Manassas City, VA

City Sites

Law Enforcement

  • City Clerk Office The Clerk's office ensures the archival of records of Council minutes. We serve as the reference point for contracts and maintain the official records of the City.
  • Fire Department
  • Manassas City Police Department is dedicated to providing quality, professional services, while protecting life and property through community partnerships.
  • Mayor and City Council is composed of seven members, including an elected Mayor, and a Vice-Mayor selected by the Council after each election. Elections are held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in May.

Transportation

Entertainment

Hospitals

  • Prince William Home Medical Supply We have a staff of skilled technicians and health care professionals devoted to meeting your health care needs at home. We are committed to serving all home care needs with quality, cost-effective products and services.
  • Prince William Hospital was built in 1964 to serve the Manassas, Virginia area. Today, the region is rapidly growing and changing at an unprecedented rate.
Falls Church City, VA

City Sites

Law Enforcement

  • Fire and rescue services are provided through a cooperative effort between the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department, City of Falls Church, and the Arlington County Fire Department
  • Police Department is committed to providing a safe environment for all residents to work and live in by protecting life, property, and preserving peace within the community
  • Sheriff's Office is committed to providing courteous and professional service to the citizens of Falls Church

Hospitals

Schools

  • Falls Church City Public Schools Division is committed to maintaining its standing as the premier small school system in the nation. Our four schools serve more than 2400 students including some tuition students who live in communities outside the City of Falls Church

Newspapers

  • Falls Church News-Press A weekly newspaper that has feature articles on local and national news, sports, commentary, arts and entertainment, and classifieds

Parks

  • City Parks The City offers 11 parks where residents and visitors can walk, run, bike, trail, and play. Many of the City's parks have play equipment where children can swing and slide; our parks offer lighted basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts as well as picnic tables and grill equipment for summer cookouts.
  • Great Falls
  • Leesylvania State Park
  • Mason Neck State Park

Entertainment

  • Concerts in the Park
  • Creative Cauldron Creative Cauldron is a not-for-profit arts organization providing opportunities for learning, participation and enjoyment in the performing and visual arts for both children and adults. Creative Cauldron was founded by our Producing Director, Laura Connors Hull, in February 2002. Since its incorporation Creative Cauldron has grown tremendously and has called the Little City of Falls Church home since taking up residence in ArtSpace Falls Church in 2009
  • The State Theater The State Theatre is a restaurant and concert venue in Falls Church, Virginia. Built in 1936, the State Theatre operated as a movie theater until 1988
  • Tinner Hills Blues Festival The Tinner Hill Blues Festival is the only three-day event in Falls Church. There are all kinds of blues for all ages, all weekend, all over town!
  • Watch Night
Stafford County, VA

City Sites

Law Enforcement

Hospitals

  • Mary Washington Hospital This 412-bed, acute-care medical center is home to many of our most important services, like cardiovascular care, surgical services, radiology services, diagnostic tests, and emergency care.
  • Potomac Hospital offers a wide range of medical specialties, a highly qualified medical and clinical staff, and state-of-the-art technology required to uphold our mission.

Library

  • Central Rappahannock Regional Library The collections of the main branch and the North Stafford Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library include over 200,000 volumes of books, magazines, records, video and audio cassettes and other materials.

Parks

  • Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Hope Springs Marina is a full-service marina located on a protected section of beautiful Aquia Creek, offering 180 deep water slips, 4 deep paved ramps and 700 feet of sandy beach just minutes from the Potomac River.
  • Lake Curtis is a 91-acre, Department-owned lake in Stafford County. The lake has an abundance of standing timber, providing fish with "structure." It is on the boundary of Curtis Memorial Park, a facility that has tennis courts, a swimming pool, a golf course, grills, and picnic tables. Several new fishing pier "bulkheads" were recently added adjacent to the Department's parking lot.

Transportation

  • Stafford Regional Airport Designed to maximize the safe and efficient movement of aircraft, the Stafford Regional Airport facility includes a 5000-foot by 100-foot instrument runway with full parallel taxiways, Jet-A and Av-Gas fuel storage facilities, and 25 acres of paved aircraft parking aprons.
  • Amtrak Trains
  • Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
  • VRE provides commuter rail service from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria, Crystal City and downtown Washington, D.C. The VRE Operations Board, consisting of seven commissioners - three each from NVTC and PRTC and the Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT), oversees all operating aspects of the Virginia Railway Express.
  • Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission

Entertainment

  • Aquia Harbour Yacht Club is a recreational boating group that strives to promote safe boating practices through education for its members and the community. Established in 1975, the club has strived to meet its mandate of boating safety, education, the environment and fun.
  • Hartwood Winery
  • Potomac Point Winery
  • The Gari Melchers Estate & Memorial Gallery is the former residence of the American figure painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). The museum consists of the artist's home, studio and gardens.
  • Aquia Church Built between 1751 and 1757 in the shape of the Greek Cross, Aquia Episcopal Church is considered one of the most significant colonial churches in America. It is noted for its three-tiered pulpit and Aquia stone trim. It served as a parish church, established by the colonial government and was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War.
  • Historic Kenmore and Washington's Ferry Farm Tours at George Washington's Ferry Farm are self-guided. You may spend as much time on the grounds and in the visitor's center as you like during our open hours.
  • Riverside Center Dinner Theater & Conference Facility
  • Cavalier Family Skating Center Roller skating and blading on a maple wood surface - fund for all ages. Skate rentals, pro shop, snack bar, party rooms, and video arcade available. Special large group reservations welcome.
District of Columbia, DC Washington, DC

Hospitals

  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Georgetown University Hospital - was founded in 1898 to promote health through education, research and patient care.
  • Georgetown University Medical Center - is an internationally recognized academic medical center whose three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care is carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and public service.
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • George Washington University Medical Center - founded in 1824, GWUMC is an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary academic health care center comprising the School of Medicine and Health Sciences; School of Public Health and Health Services; GW Hospital, which is jointly operated by Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS); and GW Medical Faculty Associates, Inc. (MFA) which includes both the primary care and specialty practices of the medical faculty.
  • Howard University Hospital - has made an art of designing and implementing programs that position the hospital to continue its tradition of quality service in a highly fluid environment.
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital - we specialize in the everyday miracles that allow people to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of disabling injury or illness.
  • The Psychiatric Institute of Washington - provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults suffering from emotional and addictive illnesses.
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital - we at Sibley Hospital are proud to be an integral part of this community. For 110 years, we have set our sights on providing compassionate and medically advanced care.
  • Washington Hospital Center - is the largest private hospital in the national's capital. A member of MedStar Health, the not-for-profit Hospital Center is licensed for 907 beds and, on average, operates at near capacity. Health services in primary, secondary and tertiary care are offered to adult and neonatal patients.

Parks

  • Anacostia Park is one of Washington, D.C.'s largest and most important recreation areas. Included in Anacostia Park is Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh.
  • Baltimore-Washington Parkway Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C. The part of the parkway from Washington, D.C. to Fort Meade,Maryland is managed by the National Park Service.
  • Capitol Hill Parks Included in this group are Lincoln; Folger, Stanton; and Marion Parks; Maryland Avenue Triangles; Pennsylvania Avenue Medians; Squares and Triangles, including Seward Square, and Potomac Avenue Metro Stations, Twining Square; and otherinner-city triangles and squares.
  • Constitution Gardens is a living legacy to the founding of the republic as well as an oasis in the midst of a city landscape. The 50 acres of the park were originally beneath the Potomac River!
  • Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens constitutes some 700 acres and is part of Anacostia Park. The Park includes the "Gardens", Kenilworth Marsh, ballfields and recreational facilities
  • National Capital Parks-East NCP-East includes 12 major park areas at 98 locations that are a part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs. The park areas encompass over 8,000 acres and offer a wide array of historic, natural, and recreational areas.
  • President's Park
  • President's Park (White House)
  • Recreation & Parks Dept
  • Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature.

Transportation

Newspapers

Library

Entertainment

  • Association Of Performing Arts - is a membership organization, dedicated to bringing performing artists and audiences together in every place and way imaginable.
  • Va-National Medical Musical - VA-NMMG's mission is to perform "Music with a message" - a message of inspiration, healing, and national unity.
  • Washington Bach Consort - perform to the highest artistic standards the music of J.S. Bach and his Baroque contemporaries.
  • Now This Inc. - since 1990, NOW THIS! has been delighting audiences of all ages and interests with totally improvised spoofs of every style from opera to folk ballads, Shakespeare to Soaps.
Baltimore City, MD

City Sites

Law Enforcement

Hospitals

  • Bon Secours Baltimore Health System The system includes 20 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, six nursing care facilities, numerous ambulatory sites, six assisted living facilities, and home health and hospice services
  • Franklin Square Hospital is a 343-bed facility providing a comprehensive array of services. Located in the White Marsh area of eastern Baltimore County, Franklin Square is the third largest hospital in Maryland
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center A member of the Johns Hopkins Health System, Bayview has more than 700 beds and is home to one of Maryland's most comprehensive neonatal intensive care units, a sleep disorders center, an area-wide trauma center, the state's only regional burn center, and geriatrics programs that enjoy a national reputation in the field of aging
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health System
  • Kernan Hospital began more than 100 years ago as a haven for children with orthopaedic deficits. While maintaining an atmosphere of country peace, it has evolved to offer innovative, interdisciplinary orthopaedic and rehabilitation services for children and adults.
  • LifeBridge Health As one of the largest, most comprehensive and most highly respected providers of health-related services to the people of the Northwest Baltimore region, LifeBridge Health advocates preventive services, wellness and fitness services and programs to educate and support the communities it serves
  • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient and day programs for infants and children with rehabilitation and/or complex medical needs.
  • University Specialty Hospital serves a unique group of patients that require some of the most complex, interdisciplinary medical care available.

Parks

  • Baltimore-Washington Parkway Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C. The part of the parkway from Washington, D.C. to Fort Meade, Maryland is managed by the National Park Service.
  • Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks provides diverse recreational, environmental, cultural, educational and leisure opportunities that will benefit current and future generations
  • Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation is home to Baltimore's Classic Five golf courses: GolfDigest's 4-star rated Mount Pleasant and Pine Ridge, along with Clifton Park, Forest Park and Carroll Park
  • Fort McHenry Of all the areas in the National Park System, Fort McHenry is the only one designated a National Monument and Historic Shrine.
  • Gwynns Falls Trail is a unique urban hiking and biking trail providing access to a scenic and historic greenway stream valley in Baltimore City

Library

  • Enoch Pratt Free Libraries provides equal access to information and services that support, empower, and enrich all who pursue knowledge, education, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning
  • Langsdale Library Since 1925 Langsdale Library has served the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland Libraries UM is home to the largest public research library in the state, with over 3 million volumes, more than 50,000 journal titles, numerous special collections and the latest in technical resources

Transportation

  • Amtrak America's only express train serving destinations nationwide
  • Baltimore-Washington Maglev Project This 40-mile long project links downtown Baltimore and Baltimore-Washington International Airport with Washington, D.C. Possible future connections include Philadelphia, New York and Boston to the north, and Richmond, Raleigh and Charlotte to the south.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport
  • Greyhound Lines provides bus transportation to most cities across the United States
  • Martin State Airport Full service airport operated by the Maryland Aviation Administration on behalf of the Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Maryland Transit Administration provides and supports accessible transit networks that are customer focused, safe, appealing, reliable and efficient throughout Maryland

Entertainment

Anne Arundel County, MD

Hospitals

Parks

  • Baltimore Aquarium Cafe
  • Baltimore-Annapolis Trail Park
  • Downs Park
  • Quiet Waters Park
  • Baltimore-Washington Parkway Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C. The part of the parkway from Washington, D.C. to Fort Meade, Maryland is managed by the National Park Service.
  • Chesapeake Bay First thoughts of the Chesapeake Bay often bring up images of crabs and oysters. But, as the largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay has touched and influenced much of the American story - early settlement, commerce, the military, transportation, recreation and more. The Bay and its surrounding 64,000 square mile watershed hold a treasure trove of historic areas, natural wonders and recreational opportunities.
  • Patapsco Valley State Park Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 14,000 acres and five developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park's many popular pavilions.
  • Sandy Point State Park The park's beaches and picnic areas provide unparalleled views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge over the Chesapeake Bay as well as frequent passing of seagoing freighters and sailing regattas

City Sites

Transportation

Entertainment

Baltimore County, MD

Hospitals

Parks

  • Baltimore Aquarium Cafe
  • Baltimore County Rec & Parks
  • Carrie Murray Nature Ctr
  • North Point State Park
  • Baltimore County's Regional Parks
  • Cromwell Valley Park is a stream valley park comprised of pasture, open fields, woods, hedgerows, cultivated fields and floodplain.
  • Hampton National Historic Site The park preserves a vast estate from the 1700s. Its centerpiece is an elegantly furnished Georgian mansion set amid formal gardens and shade trees.
  • Loch Raven Fishing Center The fishing center provides numerous services, offering boat rentals, freshwater fishing licenses, bait and launching permits
  • Marshy Point Nature Center The building provides an exhibit hall, an auditorium for audio-visual presentations, outdoor decks with picnic tables and a staff workroom. Trails are being developed and canoes are available to explore the coastal forests, marshes and shallow waters of Dundee and Saltpeter Creeks.
  • Oregon Ridge Park Convenient to Baltimore, Washington, Southern Pennsylvania and Delaware, we are able to accommodate indoor and outdoor events ranging from 10 to 10,000. With lodging and restaurants only minutes away, Oregon Ridge is the perfect place for your next affair.
  • Rocky Point Beach and Park Located at the mouth of Back and Middle Rivers, it boasts an expansive view of the Chesapeake Bay, Hart-Miller Islands and Craighill Light and one of the nicest beaches on the upper Cheasapeake!

Law Enforcement

  • County Council is the County elected legislative body, and it is vested with all law-making power granted by its Charter and by the General Assembly of Maryland. The seven members of the Council are respectively elected from each of seven contiguous and equally-populated Councilmanic districts. County Council members serve four year terms.
  • Baltimore County Sheriff's Office The Mission of the Baltimore County Sheriff's Office is to maintain the integrity and provide service to the Baltimore County Circuit Court, to provide assistance and support to the citizens of Baltimore County, and to cooperate with all law enforcement agencies in their quest to maintain order in our community
  • County Executive
  • Fire Department provides fire protection, emergency medical aid and emergency rescue
  • Police Department The Mission of the Baltimore County Police Department is to enforce the laws and ordinances of the state and county, safeguard life and property, prevent and detect crime, preserve the peace, and protect the rights of all citizens
  • State's Attorney's Office Our mission is to serve victims and witnesses, to provide them information, and to comfort and assist them with problems related to their cases.

Transportation

  • Baltimore Region Transit Plan Today, the backbone of the Baltimore region's transit system is an extensive network of local bus services combined with Metro subway, Light Rail and MARC train service
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport
  • Baltimore-Washington Maglev Project This 40-mile long project links downtown Baltimore and Baltimore-Washington International Airport with Washington, D.C
  • CountyRide is a specialized transportation program providing service to Baltimore County residents 60 years of age and over, disabled residents aged 21 through 59, and those living in the rural area. Destinations include medical appointments, shopping and other general purpose trips.

Entertainment

Charles County, MD

Hospitals

Law Enforcement

Transportation

  • Keller Bus
  • VanGO provides transportation opportunities within Charles County and serves several desired primary destinations
  • TCCSM (Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland) is responsible for the regional transportation planning, regional transit service coordination, the regional transportation plan development and implementation, commuter assistance, and air quality planning.
  • Maryland Transit Administration
  • BWI Airport offers both passenger and cargo flights to domestic and international destinations.
  • Martin Sate Airport One of the largest general aviation facilities on the East Coast, Martin State Airport is located in southeastern Baltimore County.

Parks

  • Chapel Point State Park - is located on the beautiful Port Tobacco River, a tributary of the Potomac River.
  • Purse State Park - is located on the Potomac River on Wades Bay. Purse is a wooded undeveloped area that is used for hunting, bird watching, fishing and fossil hunting. Parking is located off of Maryland Route 224 across from a .25 mile trail leading to the waterfront.
  • Smallwood State Park Smallwood was the home of General William Smallwood, a Revolutionary War officer who was the 4th Governor of Maryland.
  • National Capital Parks - East - offers a wide array of historic, natural, and recreational areas of that are a part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs. The park includes 12 major park areas at 98 locations.

Library

Newspapers

Entertainment

Howard County, MD

City Sites

Hospitals

Parks

Law Enforcement

  • County Administration fosters interdepartmental coordination and provides day-to-day administrative and technical support to ensure efficient operation of government and effective use of tax dollars in delivering services
  • Department of Fire and Rescue Howard County Fire & Rescue is a combination system in that services are provided through a partnership of volunteers and career personnel
  • Howard County State's Attorney is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal cases within the geographical boundaries of Howard County
  • Police Department
  • Sheriff's Office The mission of the Howard County Sheriff's Office is to provide judicial enforcement and physical security for the Circuit Court, to provide a variety of quality services for citizens, and to assist other law enforcement agencies in maintaining law and order in Howard County

Library

  • Howard County Library provides lifelong education, inspire a world of ideas, and ignite the power of knowledge

Transportation

Entertainment

  • African Art Museum Of Maryland Exhibits of African artworks, lectures, workshops, events.
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is a collection of local artists with diverse talents ands skills that create outstanding live performances of great plays that will be approachable, meaningful, and entertaining to audiences.
  • Columbia Orchestra In the fall of 1977 a handful of local string players began playing classical music as the Columbia Chamber Orchestra.
  • Commodore Joshua Barney House Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Commodore Joshua Barney House (Circa 1760) is best known for the historic hero who made it his home.
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum The oldest railroad station in America features living history programs, changing exhibits, working HO scale model of first 13 miles of railroad in America and caboose to climb on.
  • Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students.
Montgomery County, MD

Parks

Hospitals

  • Adventist HealthCare - is a non-profit, network of health care providers that includes hospitals, home health agencies, nursing centers and other health care services.
  • Holy Cross Hospital - is a faith-based, mission-driven community teaching hospital serving the residents of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.
  • Laurel Regional Hospital - is a full-service community hospital serving northern Prince George's County and Montgomery, Howard, and Anne Arundel counties with 146 beds and 670 employees.
  • Suburban Hospital Healthcare System - is a community-owned hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943.

Entertainment

  • Adventure Theatre World premieres, comedies, musicals, classics, contemporary works--you'll see them all in this 53rd season!
  • Imagination Stage - is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the region.
  • Olney Theatre Center - offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, OTC is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities.
  • Round House Theatre Each season, Round House presents an eclectic body of work on its MainStage. Our plays range from world premieres through the finest writing of this century to contemporary adaptations of the classics.
  • The National Capital Trolley Museum The collections consist of 17 streetcars from Washington D.C. and other cities. Many of these are operated on a one-mile demonstration railway.
Prince Georges County, MD

Law Enforcement

  • Circuit Court for Prince George's County
  • Office of The Sheriff Mission: To fulfill the duties of the Office of the Sheriff in a fair, professional and dignified manner so as to inspire and maintain the confidence and trust of the public.
  • Office of Emergency Management The Office of Emergency Management is one of the agencies under the Office of Homeland Security and as such, it is responsible for the coordination of all County agencies, private organizations, businesses, persons, and other counties, cities and political subdivisions, to ensure the complete utilization of all available resources to effectively and efficiently mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any natural, technological or manmade emergency or disaster, regardless of size or complexity, including acts of terrorism.
  • Office of Law The mission of the Office of Law is to serve all County agencies and citizens who have matters requiring Office of Law review in an expeditious and professional manner, to effectively enforce the civil laws of the County, and to be creative and responsive in its service to County agencies in all matters
  • Police Department The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency in the County. The goals of our Department are to contribute to a high quality of life by maintaining a peaceful and orderly community, by protecting the lives and property of our citizens, by reducing the opportunity for individuals to commit criminal acts, and by effectively investigating and apprehending persons suspected of committing criminal acts. The Department is committed to accomplishing these goals by working alongside you, the citizens of our community
  • Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department The Fire/EMS Department strives to improve the quality of life in Prince George's County by promoting safety, and providing the highest quality of fire prevention, fire protection, emergency medical services, and community outreach programs
  • State Attorney The State's Attorney's Office prosecutes anyone charged with committing a crime in Prince George's County. This includes crimes of violence, like murder, rape, robbery and assault, as well as nonviolent crimes against citizens and their properties. The State's Attorney's Office also investigates charges of police and public official misconduct and misuse of funds, and works to educate the community about crime prevention and the criminal justice system

Hospitals

  • Doctors Community Hospital
  • Bowie Health Campus is a unique 60-acre property providing for the health care needs of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
  • Laurel Regioanl Hospital The Mission of Laurel Regional Hospital is to provide comprehensive and valued healthcare services
  • Saint Luke Institut is a licensed, private residential facility and institute for research and education specializing in promoting the health and well-being of women and men religious, clergy and others involved in church ministry.
  • Southern Maryland Hospital is recognized for its centers of excellence in Maternal Child Health, Outpatient Services, and Mental Health Services. But the true distinction of Southern Maryland Hospital is comprehensiveness.

Transportation

Parks

  • Cedarville State Forest Hiking, Biking and Equestrian Trails--There are 19.5 miles of marked trails. They wind past the loblolly pine plantations planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, by a charcoal kiln, and through farm areas where springs and streams were used to make "moonshine."
  • Piscataway Park stretches for 6 miles from Piscataway Creek to Marshall Hall on the Potomac River.
  • 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
  • Department of Parks & Recreation Our Department of Parks & Recreation in Prince George's County offers terrific opportunities for residents and visitors. We have community centers and arts facilities, fitness trails and aquatics centers, peaceful open space and sports for all ages. There's something for everyone!

Library

  • Prince George's County Memorial Library System The mission is to promote and make available resources that will fill the lifelong learning needs of individuals and groups in Prince George's County.
  • Maryland State Law Library The primary function of the library is to support the research activities of the States' two appellate courts and court-related units of the Judiciary.

Entertainment