Legends, lore, and room to explore - Charles guide now available

LA PLATA, Md. - The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism is proud to release its newest “Charles County Visitor Guide.” This larger-than-life guide features attractions and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Based on the new Tourism tagline, “Legends, Lore and Room to Explore,” the guide will help you discover new places and plan your next adventure.

“We are excited to provide this new resource to the public,” said Chief of Tourism Debra Pence. “From historic sites and fine dining to family-friendly attractions and outdoor recreation, our county has much to offer for visitors and those who call Charles County home. We hope this guide will help you experience the county in a new way.”

A viewable and printable PDF version of the guide is available at Hard copies are available during business hours at the Crain Memorial Welcome Center (12480 Crain Highway, Newburg), Port Tobacco Recreation Center (8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco), and participating businesses and welcome/visitor centers throughout the state and mid-Atlantic.

For questions or for more information about the guide, contact the Crain Memorial Welcome Center by phone at 301-259-2500 or 800-766-3386, or email at To learn more about the Tourism Division, visit their website at, on Facebook at, or on Twitter at Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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