Waldorf, Maryland

Waldorf: Census designated place


Waldorf is a CDP located in the county of Charles in the U.S. state of Maryland.

Enjoying Small Town Charm in Waldorf, Maryland

Waldorf is an unincorporated community located in Charles County, Maryland, around 25 miles southeast of Washington D.C. Known for its historic charm and community spirit, Waldorf makes an idyllic getaway from the bustle of the city.

History of Waldorf

Waldorf was founded in 1908 and was an agricultural village until the mid 1900s when it began to grow into a suburb. Historic sites like St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church built in 1846 and the Chancellor House built in 1825 hearken back to Waldorf's past. The Waldorf West Library houses exhibits on the town’s history.

Things to Do in Waldorf

Some top attractions and activities in the Waldorf area include:

  • St. Charles Towne Center - Sprawling indoor mall with stores, dining, and entertainment.
  • Governor Thomas Johnson High School - Attend plays, musicals, and concerts at the school’s state-of-the-art performing arts center.
  • Veterans Park - Enjoy picnics, hiking trails, playgrounds, and ball fields at this 150-acre park.
  • Waldorf Motor Sports Park - Catch auto racing events like stock car races at the park’s speedway.

Annual Events

Waldorf hosts several popular annual events including Waldorf HonFest in May, the Waldorf Jaycees Annual Crab Festival in late summer, and the Veterans Day Parade in November honoring local veterans. These events reflect the town’s strong sense of community pride and spirit.

With its historic small town charm combined with modern amenities, Waldorf is an ideal community for anyone looking to live or visit just outside Washington D.C.

Waldorf locator map
Location of Waldorf on Maryland map.

Quick Facts about Waldorf

Population : 67,752
Country : United States of America
State : Maryland (United States)
County : Charles County
Postal code : 20601–20604
Phone Area Codes : 301
Area : 94.51 km2
Altitude : 207 feet / 63 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 19:04:11 (3rd December 2023)
Weather : 61℉ Light Rain 7-days weather
Cedarville State Forest Pond in Waldorf  Maryland image
Cedarville State Forest Pond in Waldorf Maryland
Cedarville State Forest Pond in Waldorf  Maryland image


Waldorf is located at 38°37'28"N 76°56'21"W (38.6245600, -76.9391400).

Waldorf map


Waldorf forecast: Rain and areas of fog. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. more

Waldorf zip code is 20601. County name: Charles, County fips: 24017

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People born in Waldorf (10)

People born in Waldorf, including musician Joel Madden, musician Benji Madden, musician Paul Thomas, .


  • Aaron Escolopio (American musician) he was born in 08/03/1980
  • Adam Thorn (American musician) he was born in 16/12/1979
  • David Hayes (American soccer player) he was born in 24/05/1976
  • John Flowers (American basketball player) he was born in 16/06/1989
  • Christina Clemons (American hurdler) she was born in 29/05/1990
  • Robyn Parks she was born in 19/07/1992
  • Marquis Wright (American basketball player (1995-)) he was born in 05/07/1995

Schools in Waldorf

College & universities near Waldorf, MD

Code Name City ZIP
162122 College of Southern Maryland La Plata (MD) 20646-0910

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near Waldorf, MD

Code Name Address Type
ALX Union Station 110 Callahan Drive RAIL
LOR Lorton station 8006 Lorton Road RAIL
WDB Woodbridge station 1040 Express Way RAIL
WAS Washington Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave NE RAIL
QAN Quantico 550 Railroad Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Waldorf

Post Office Name City ZIP
Saint Charles Center Post Office Waldorf (MD) 20603

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Waldorf , Minnesota human settlement in Waseca County, Minnesota, United States of America with a population of 224 people.

Other cities in Charles County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Charles County , MD.

City Name Population Title
Saint Charles 36,376 City in St.
Bennsville 11,923 Census designated place in Maryland, United States
La Plata 9,800 Town in Maryland, United States
Bryans Road 7,244 Census designated place
Middletown 4,910 Town in Maryland, USA
Indian Head 3,787 Town in Charles County, Maryland, United States
Potomac Heights 1,117 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Waldorf distances to largest Maryland cities