WESTMINSTER

Westminster, Maryland is a city in northern Maryland, and a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, D.C.  Westminster is the seat of Carroll County.

HISTORY

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

William Winchester purchased approximately 167 acres of land called White’s Level in 1754 which became known as the city of Winchester.  The Maryland General Assembly later changed the name of his town to Westminster because Winchester was also the name of the county seat of Frederick County, Virginia.

In 1863, the cavalry skirmish known as Corbit’s Charge was fought in the streets of Westminster, when two companies of Delaware cavalry attacked a much larger Confederate force under General J.E.B. Stuart, during the Gettysburg Campaign.

Since 1868, Westminster has held an annual Memorial Day parade, which is the longest continuously running Memorial Day parade in the country.  A historic marker states that Westminster was the first place in the nation to offer Rural Free Delivery postal service.

ATTRACTIONS/TOURISM

Carroll County Tourism

225 N. Center St. Room 107

Westminster, MD  21157

410-386-2983

www.visitmaryland.org/city/westminster

www.westminstermd.gov/visit

SCHOOLS

Westminster offers a wide variety of educational opportunities to students of Westminster at all levels including primary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate education in Carroll County.

www.westminstermd.gov/schools

www.greatschools.org/maryland/westminster

PARKS

Westminster has numerous parks throughout the city to name a few, King Park, Westminster Community Pond, Jaycee Park, Bennett Cerf Dog Park, Dutterer Family Park, and Westminster Veterans Memorial Park as well as numerous additional parks in Westminster.

www.westminstermdparks

www.westminstermd.gov/recreation 

EVENTS

Westminster offers year-round special events such as concerts, sports, arts, live music, theatre and comedy shows.

www.westminstermd.gov/whats-happening

www.carrollcountytourism.org/event-calendar