Sitting on a hill overlooking the Severn River is the Maryland WWII Memorial. Dedicated in 1998, this dramatic memorial pays tribute to Maryland’s men and women who gave their lives during World War II.

Visit the Maryland WWII Memorial in Annapolis

Designed by New-York based architect, Secundino Fernandez, this memorial is an open-air amphitheater surrounded by rectangular stone columns. Take a closer look, and you can see the various symbolic elements that are spread throughout the memorial: From World War II milestones to the names of the 6,454 Marylanders who died during the war, and even a tribute to Pearl Harbor.

Visit the Maryland WWII Memorial in Annapolis

The Memorial is easy to spot as you approach Annapolis on Route 450 from the north, or as you cross the Naval Academy Bridge heading away from town. There is ample parking at the site, and admission is free. The site is truly inspiring, and a great way to experience another aspect of Maryland’s, and Annapolis’, role throughout our nation’s history.


Videography and photos courtesy of Patrick McNamara of Drawn to the Image.

Jamie Foster

Jamie Foster is married with two young daughters and lives in Annapolis. You might see her walking the brick-paved streets of our colonial city as a tour guide, complete with 18th century clothing. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Long Island, NY for graduate school where she received her degree in Exercise Physiology. She worked for many years in Cardiac Rehabilitation before moving to Maryland in 2008. Since then, she has stayed home to be with her children. Now that they are in school, she enjoys volunteering and sharing her love of history as a tour guide. Jamie enjoys coffee, exploring historical sites, spending time with friends and being involved in her church.