STATEHOOD: 1788; 7th state
ATTRACTIONS: National Aquarium, National Harbor
FUN FACT: Poet Francis Scott Key wrote the U.S. national anthem in 1814 after he watched the British Royal Navy bombard Fort McHenry.
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Photo credits: Mark Emge, Dreamstime (flag); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); Jruffa, Dreamstime (black-eyed susan); Boscorelli, Dreamstime (white oak); Paul Sparks, Dreamstime (oriole)
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