Annapolis at sunset. Photo courtesy MD Office of Tourism
Maryland has been called “America in Miniature,” encompassing 10,460 square miles of land and water, a place where you can find almost any natural feature, except a desert. The Baltimore Washington Corridor is at the crossroads of the state, poised between the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC and the renascent Port City of Baltimore.
The BWCC works closely with the region’s conference and visitors bureaus to provide information and access to the rich historical, environmental, entertainment and recreation resources that are located throughout our region.
National Harbor, the largest convention center on the East Coast
Did you know the Baltimore Washington Corridor is:
- home to the world's oldest continuously operating airport; the Wright Brothers taught flying lessons here in 1909
- site of the Music Center at Strathmore, with a magnificent 1,978-seat concert hall, which welcomes world-renowned performers
- the home and national historic site/museum of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
- home to NASA's first space flight center
- where America's first unmanned hot air balloon ascension took place in 1784
- home to America’s oldest wildlife research refuge
- where you will find the first curved stone-arch bridge in America, still in service after 150 years
- Maryland’s capital, Annapolis and America’s Sailing Capital, home to the U.S. Naval Academy
- the site of the oldest State House in continuous legislative use in the nation, where General George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army
- A record holder: With a total of 2,486,196 square feet in this hotel and convention facility (with one exhibit hall the size of three football fields and enough space to accommodate up to 400 full-size, tractor-trailer trucks). It was at one time the largest hotel construction project on the East Coast and the fourth largest hotel construction project in the world.
The Baltimore Washington Corridor: Where History and Excitement Beckon!