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Amusements

  • Baltimore's Superior Pony Rides & Amusements
    3300 Whitesworth Road, Baltimore, MD 21131
    443-513-0165, Specializing in children's backyard birthday party pony rides. They bring the pony to your party location. Serving Baltimore City, Baltimore County, all Maryland... more info  map

  • Inner Harbor
    Pratt/Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-332-4191, A promenade around the water's edge leads past the Baltimore Maritime Museum, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Harbor-place and the Gallery, Maryland Science Center and... more info

  • Maryland Institute, College of Art
    1300 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217-1434
    410-669-9200, A wide range of art-related events open to the public. Check the school calendar on the webite for names, dates, and times of exhibits. more info  map

  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards
    333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    Oriole Park at Camden Yards
    410-685-9800, Home to the American League baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles. Great family fun, call for schedule and tours. more info  map

  • Passport Voyages of Discovery
    621 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Pier IV
    410-468-0700, An exciting and extrodinary adventure awaits when you step inside Passport Voyages Terminal and be instantly transported back in time, into the future, deep into the... more info  map

  • Port Discovery
    35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-727-8120, Three floors full of interactive, educational exhibits and programs for children ages 2-12 years old. There are always new exhibits added and special programs running to... more info  map

  • Terrapin Adventures
    8600 Foundry Street, Savage-Guilford, MD 20763
    Savage Mill
    301-725-1313, A gant swing, zip line, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower, children's ropes course, kayaking and bike tours, guided backpacking trips, bike and river tubing... more info  map

  • USS Constellation
    301 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Located at Inner Harbor, Pier 1
    410-539-1797, Launched in 1854 at the Gosport Navy Yard in Virginia, the Constellation was the last all-sail vessel built by the U.S. Navy. The USS Constellation Museum offers... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Ballestone-Stansbury House
    1935 Back River Neck Road, Essex, MD 21221-6403
    410-887-0218, Historic house museum, American decorative arts from 1780-1880, living history re-enactments, haunted house and holly tours. Call for schedule. more info  map

  • Benson-Hammond House
    7101 Aviation Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090
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    410-768-9518, The Benson-Hammond House is available to visitors on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. (closed July 4th). more info  map

  • Edgar Allan Poe House
    203 North Amity Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
    410-396-7932, Edgar Allan Poe lived here and the house has now become a historic museum with tours and activities throughout the whole year. more info  map

  • Evergreen House
    4545 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Johns Hopkins University
    410-516-0341, A 48 room historic Italianate mansion located on 26 acres with post-Impressionist paintings, rare books, Tiffany glass, Japanese netsuke and Baltimore's only private... more info  map

  • Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum
    844 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Located in Baltimore's Little Italy Neighborhood
    410-837-1793, One of Baltimore's oldest museums, The Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum was the home of Mary Young Pickersgill who sewed the 30 x 42-foot Star-Spangled Banner... more info  map

  • Milton Ridge
    25130 Frederick Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871
    240-372-4442, Originally constructed in 1875, this historic chapel is beautifully restored and is a unique setting for a wedding or reception. more info  map

  • Mount Clare Museum House
    1500 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Located in Carroll Park
    410-837-3262, A National Historic Landmark, Mount Clare is a colonial Georgian-style mansion built by Charles Carroll, Barrister. Mount Clare houses an impressive collection of 18th... more info  map

  • National Shrine of the Basilica
    409 Cathedral Street , Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-727-3565, The first metropolitan cathedral in the U.S., considered one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in the world. more info  map

  • Natural History Society of Maryland
    6908 Belair Road, P.O. Box 18750, Baltimore, MD 21206
    410-882-5376, The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating... more info  map

  • Nine North Front Street
    9 North Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-837-5424, This home of the second mayor of Baltimore, Thorowgood Smith, features a colonial kitchen. The Federal parlor serves as a tourist information center. Open Tues-Fri,... more info  map

  • Orchard Street Church
    512 Orchard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-523-8150, The church coordinated and planned routes of safe passage, provided food and shelter for the brave fugitive slaves on their way to the north and freedom. A passageway... more info  map

  • Rectory
    24 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-685-2886, Restored building that houses offices of Preservation Maryland. It is open 8:30am-5pm, or by appointment. more info  map

  • Robert Long House
    812 South Ann Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
    Fells Point
    410-675-6750, Oldest surviving urban residence in Baltimore City it has been restored to its original 18th-century appearance. It is filled with period furnishings and illustrates... more info  map

  • St. Frances Academy
    501 East Chase Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-539-5794, Oldest school with African-American roots. Established in 1828 by Elizabeth Lange, this school is still in operation today. more info  map

  • St. Vincent de Paul Church
    120 North Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4804
    410-962-5078, Georgian-style church housing Baltimore's oldest Catholic parish. more info  map

  • Thomas Viaduct
    Off Maryland Route 1 in Patapsco State Park, Baltimore, MDLocated 7 Miles Southwest in Relay
    Designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe Jr., the 704-foot-long Thomas Viaduct, the oldest stone arch railroad viaduct in use today, was once the country's largest bridge and... more info

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
    2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230
    410-962-4290, After witnessing a successful defense against the British during the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem, "The Defense of Fort McHenry." It would later be put... more info

  • Hampton National Historic Site
    535 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286
    410-823-1309, "Hampton offers a variety of experiences for its visitors. Monthly second Sunday programs, special events, and guided tours are available. You can also explore at your... more info  map

  • Shot Tower
    801 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-837-5424, Exhibits of how gun shot was made is seen in this cylindrical 215-foot structure, one of Baltimore's most popular and tallest landmarks. Open Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sunday,... more info  map

  • SS John W. Brown
    Highlanddtown Station, Baltimore, MD 21224
    410-661-1550, Tour one of only two existing restored World War II Liberty Ships. more info

  • Westminster Cemetery Hall and Burying Ground
    500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-706-2072, Baltimore's oldest cemetery is the resting place of Edgar Allan Poe and many prominent Maryland politcal and military figures. Open April-November, first and third... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Baltimore County Public Library - Pikesville
    1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208
    410-887-1234, Baltimore County Public Library's Pikesville Branch is normally open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., until 5:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1:00... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • American Visionary Art Museum
    900 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Inner Harbor
    410-244-1900, "A treasure house," full of the most outstanding creations in intuition and imagination. Deemed by Congress as America's official "National museum, repository, and... more info  map

  • B&O Railroad Museum
    901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
    410-752-2490, Home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad... more info  map

  • Babe Ruth Birthplace and Orioles Museum
    216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
    at Camden Yards
    410-727-1539 ext. 301, A sports history museum featuring exhibits including Babe Ruth, the Baltimore Orioles, Colts, Ravens, and Blast; Orioles Hall of Fame; Negro League teams; the Preakness;... more info  map

  • Baltimore American Indian Center
    113 South Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231
    410-675-3535, Provides services in the area of cultural workshops and a museum. The center also serves as a focal point for the Indian community for social and cultural activities and... more info  map

  • Baltimore Black American Museum
    1769 Carswell Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
    410-243-9600, The museum recognizes African American original works of art and cultural aritfacts. Among the museum's collection is a rare bull African elephant tusk. Open Sat from... more info  map

  • Baltimore City Fire Museum
    414 North Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-396-4686, The fire museum houses a colletion of equipment, artifacts and memorabilia that documents the history of firefighting in Batimore.  more info  map

  • Baltimore Civil War Museum
    601 South President Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-385-5188, Located in the historic President Street Station, the museum tells stories of Baltimore's role in the Underground Railroad and in the Civil War. Open Wednesday through... more info  map

  • Baltimore Equitable Insurance Fire Museum
    21 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-727-1794, Extensive collection of pumpers, hose reels, hooks, ladders, and artwork documenting the history of firefighting. more info  map

  • Baltimore Maritime Museum
    802 South Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
    Piers 3 & 5
    410-396-3453, Explore the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, US Submarine Torsk, Lightship Chesapeake, and the guardian of the Atlantic coast a Seven-Foot Knoll Lighthouse. more info

  • Baltimore Museum of Art, The
    10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
    Located 3-Miles from the Inner Harbor
    443-573-1700, Here you will find 90,000 works of art, including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. There are two beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens.... more info  map

  • Baltimore Public Works Museum
    751 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Inner Harbor
    410-396-5565, Exhibits, video presentations, imteractive computers, and streetscape, an outdoor maze of city underground infrastructure to explore. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday... more info  map

  • Baltimore Streetcar Museums
    1901 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211
    410-547-0264, Exhibits show early streetcar transportation in Baltimore. See the oldest horse car to the last streetcar used in 1963. Open Sunday 12N-5:30pm(year round) and on... more info  map

  • Eubie Blake Jazz Museum/ Culture Center
    847 North Howard Street Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-625-3113, Experience the music of Baltimore at this museum that features after school arts instruction in dance, crafts, theater, music, and history, musical theater and jazz... more info  map

  • Eventide Art Studio & Gallery
    63 Main Street (Route 133), Essex, MD 01929
    978-890-7198, This intimate art studio and gallery is host to exhibits, workshops, classes, speakers and more. more info

  • Evergreen Museum & Library
    4545 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210-2601
    John Hopkins University
    410-516-0341, Located on 26-acres and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Evergreen is an incredible example of Gilded Age architecture. There is a gallery, theatre,... more info  map

  • Geppi's Entertainment Museum
    301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-625-7060, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is a 17,000 square foot pop culture museum located on the second and third floors of historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in downtown... more info  map

  • Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum
    701 Wilson Point Road, Hangar 5, Suite 531, Middle River, MD 21220
    Located at the Martin State Airport
    410-682-6122, Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum was founded to preserve and educate visitors regarding the... more info  map

  • Great Blacks in Wax Museums
    1601-03 East North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213
    410-563-3404, This unique museum promotes the study and preservation of African American history through special exhibits displaying various points and people in African American... more info  map

  • Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River
    516 Eastern Boulevard, Essex, MD 21221
    410-574-6934, The socirety preserves the history of Essex and Middle River. The museum is housed in a 1920 firehouse and displays replicas of a general store, schoolroom, jail cell,... more info  map

  • Homewood House Museum
    3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
    410-516-5582, The Homewood House features a collection of fine 18th and 19th-century furnishings and decorations. more info  map

  • Irish Railroad Workers Museum
    920 Lemmon Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-332-4191, This museum celebrates the history of the Irish presence in southwest Baltimore in the late 1840s. The museum hosts numerous events and programs.  more info  map

  • James E. Lewis Art Gallery
    2100 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21251
    Morgan State University
    443-885-3030, The museum's permanent collection includes a variety of 19th and 20th-century works with a large collection of works by African Amnerican artists. Hours are Tuesday... more info  map

  • Jewish Museum of Maryland
    15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-732-6400, Two museum galleries featuring two historic synagogues: Lloyd Street Synagogue(1845), B'nai Israel Synagogue(1876). more info  map

  • Lacrosse Museum/ National Hall of Fame
    113 West University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21210
    410-235-6882, Honors America's first sport lacrosse with exhibits including; historic artifacts, photos, interactive kiosks, Hall of Fame room, multi-image show. more info  map

  • Lovely Lane Museum
    2200 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
    410-889-4458, The Lovely Lane Museum contains exhibits, portraits, hymnals, and personal memorabilia concerning the founding and founders of American Methodism. The museum is open to... more info  map

  • Maryland Historical Society
    201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-685-3750, Exhibits include Francis Scott Key's original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner", paintings, silver, and includes one of the country's finest decorative arts... more info  map

  • Museum of Industry
    1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
    410-727-4808, Hands-on museum featuring exhibits on the Port, the garment industry, oryster canning, and printing. The museum also includes turn-of-the century machinery and... more info  map

  • National Electronics Museum
    1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090
    410-765-0230, "The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and makes available for research various artifacts, documents, and publications related to development of defense and other... more info  map

  • National Juneteenth Museum
    2632 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
    410-467-2724, Underground Railroad tours. Juneteenth is the oldest black holiday, originating on June 19, 1865. Tours run daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. more info  map

  • National Museum of Dentistry
    31 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    Located at the University of Maryland
    410-706-0600, A Smithsonian Affiliate, The National Museum of Dentistry is the official museum of the dental profession. Among the many exhibits examining the history of dentistry... more info  map

  • Peale Museum
    225 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-396-3524, Built by Rembrandt Peale, this landmark is the oldest museum building in the United States. The museum displays various fossils. Open Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, 12N-5pm. more info  map

  • Spring Grove Hospital Center Alumni Museum
    55 Wade Avenue, Linthicum, MD 21228
    Garrett Building
    410-402-7856, Offers guided tours of a collection of photographs & drawings from the hospital's history, a small library, period furniture, early medical equipment, and other objects... more info  map

  • Top of the World Observation Level and Museum
    401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    27th floor
    410-837-4515, Designed by noted architect I.M.Pei, it offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city. The museum houses exhibits documenting the history of the city of Baltimore.... more info  map

  • Walters Art Gallery
    600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-547-9000, The museum's collection encompasses art from around the world and throughout the ages, including an ancient Egyptian collection ranked in the nation's top four.... more info  map

  • Washington Monument and Museum
    Charles Street and Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    Mount Vernon Place
    410-396-1049, Robert Mills, who later designed the Washington Monument in the nation's capital, was commissioned in 1815 to design this 208' memorial column topped by a 16' statue of... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Baltimore Zoo
    Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217
    410-396-6165, The Baltimore Zoo offers nature and animal lovers exhibits including aviaries, naturalistic exhibits, Victorian gazebos, and over 2,000 animals, birds and reptiles. more info

  • Cromwell Valley Park
    2175 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD 21234
    Willow Grove Farm (Main Visitor Entrance)
    410-887-2503/2504, Cromwell Valley Park is a 380-acre stream valley park that consists of pasture, cultivated gardens, open fields, woods, hedgerows, orchards and wooded piedmont hills. ... more info

  • Cylburn Arboretum
    4915 Greenspring Aveune, Baltimore, MD 21209
    410-367-2217, 176-acre estate has gardens, trails, bird museum, and hands-on nature with dioramas and horticultural reference library. Open from sunrise to sunset. more info  map

  • Marshy Point Nature Center
    7130 Marshy Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21220
    410-887-2817, Part of the U.S. National Park Service’s Chesapeake Gateways Network, this waterfront nature park is located at the county’s nearly 500-acre Marshy Point Park on the... more info  map

  • National Aquarium in Baltimore
    501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Pier 3
    410-576-3800, Home to nearly 11,000 animals from 600 species. Journey from the top of the rain forest to the depths of the ocean and visit award-winning exhibits at this world-famous... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Maryland Science Center, The
    601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
    410-685-5225, Featuring fourteen full-size dinosaurs in Dinosaur Mysteries, an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story, Newton’s Alley,... more info

Tours & Cruises

  • African American Cultural Tours
    10 East Lee Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    410-727-0755, Call to schedule a tour conducted by local historians. Tours highlight contributions and landmarks relative to African-Americans. Major features include ethnic and... more info  map

  • Baltimore Adventures
    1001 Fell Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
    410-342-2004, Fishing charters, bike rentals and tours, boat tours, crabbing charters, and waterfowl hunting are offered at Baltimore Adventures. They are a full time adventure... more info  map

  • Baltimore Black Heritage Tours
    P.O. Box 3014, Baltimore, MD 21229
    410-783-5469, Full tour services include family renunions, walking tours, Underground Railroad, hotel and restaurant referrals, sightseeing and shopping tours and transportation to... more info

  • Black-Eyed Susan
    901 South Bond Street Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21231
    410-342-6960, Unique paddlewheel riverboat custom designed for social, corporate, and private entertainment. Catering is provided by Cameo and Black Eyed Susan making this a full days... more info  map

  • Center for Cultural Education
    541 Wilson Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
    Historic Pennsylvania Avenue
    410-669-2975, Center with a mission to educate people about Baltimore's African American History and Culture. They conduct the Thurgood Marshall/Billie Holiday Walking Heritage Tour... more info  map

  • Clipper City
    Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD 21236
    410-931-6777, Available for groups and private charters, daily cruises aboard a Replica of an 1854 topsail schooner. Catering services are avialable. more info

  • Peter Pan's Pirate Ship
    2700 Lighthouse Point East, Baltimore, MD 21224
    410-522-1442, Tour highlights all the major sites and attractions in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Little Italy, and Mount Vernon. One hour land tour and a 30-minute sea tour. more info  map

  • Pride of Baltimore II
    401 East Pratt Street Suite 222, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Inner Harbor
    410-539-1151, The Pride II, is a repelica of the original Pride of Baltimore, it sails the world as Maryland's goodwill ambassador.  more info  map

  • Ride the Ducks of Baltimore
    25 Light Street, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-727-3825, An unique and fun filled tour aboard the Duck, an amphibious vehicle that operates on land and water, for an eighty minute adventure you will never forget. Some places... more info  map

  • Spirit Cruises
    561 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    410-727-3113, This cruise company offers a variety of cruise options, including lunch, dinner and moonlight cruises. Most cruises are offered year-round, with certain tours being... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • DeJon Vineyards
    5300 Hydes Road, Baltimore, MD 21082
    Located in Hydes
    443-253-9802, Located in the heart of Long Green Valley, this vineyard offers a charming reconverted barn in which to sample their red and white wines. They are open for tastings and... more info  map

  

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