Introduction to Bladensburg, Maryland
Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George’s county, is 6 miles NE of Washington, D.C.
Bladensburg, a suburb of Washington D.C, is located alongside the Anacostia River. The town was originally known as Garrison’s Landing, but later renamed Bladensburg in honor of Thomas Bladen, then-Governor of Maryland. It was a busy port until about 1800, when the river silted up. Bladensburg was chartered in 1742, and incorporated in 1854.
Bladensburg and nearby Attractions
- National Building Museum
- Colvin Run Mill Historic Site
- Rock Creek Regional Park
- Ford's Theater
Things To Do In Bladensburg
Ford’s Theater, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Davis Warner House are a few of the many nearby historical sites. Nearby museums include the National Building Museum and the Airmen Memorial Museum. Rock Creek Regional Park is the local park, while golfers can enjoy a round at the East Potomac Public Golf Course or the White Oak Golf Course.
Washington-Reagan National is the nearest major airport.
Bladensburg Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Maryland, Catholic University of America, Georgetown University and Howard University.