401 East Pratt Street #2700 World Trade Center Baltimore, MD 21202 +1 410 837 8439
This observation area, on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, offers panoramic views of the Baltimore Harbor. There is also a museum that displays artifacts from Baltimore's past and a gift shop featuring the famous Maryland crab. Although school groups and tours are invited to schedule an appointment to experience the Top of the World Observation Level, the space may not be reserved for private functions.
35 Market Place Baltimore, MD 21202 +1 410 727 8120
Port Discovery offers interactive fun for the whole family. The young and young at heart will enjoy the Dream Lab and the Exploration Center, where visitors make their dreams come true and learn how to make their own art and jewelry. Children are particularly amused by Port Discovery's three-story treehouse, where they are encouraged to climb, crawl, swing and slide. The museum is also a great place for your child's birthday party. See their website for further details. The museum will have special winter hours and limited weekend hours in September due to exhibit maintenance.
301 East Pratt Street Pier 1 Baltimore, MD 21202 +1 410 539 1797
The historic vessels and landmarks of this museum bring to life the history of American naval power. The US Coast Guard Cutter Taney (surviving warship in Pearl Harbor), USS Torsk (fired last two torpedoes in World War II), the lightship Chesapeake (served as floating lighthouse for 40 years) and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse (helped sailors navigate Chesapeake Bay for more than 100 years) all played a vital and heroic role in US military war and peacekeeping. Special student programs are also available at Historic Ships in Baltimore.
401 East Pratt Street Baltimore World Trade Center Baltimore, MD 21202 +1 410 539 1151
Maryland's goodwill ambassador to the world was modeled after the Baltimore clippers, the topsail schooners that helped America win the War of 1812. Since its launch in 1988, the 173-foot vessel has represented Maryland in 44 countries. The Pride has sailed more than 180,000 miles and played host to some 500,000 visitors. If you're lucky enough to be in Baltimore when the Pride is in port, take a tour of the vessel or stay on board overnight and sail with the crew.
812 South Ann Street Baltimore, MD 21231 +1 410 675 6750
Located along the Baltimore Harbor on the Patapsco River, Fell's Point is a charming and historic waterfront neighborhood. Famous for its maritime past and seafarer folk, this area has transformed into an entertainment and dining destination. With local boutiques, restaurants, pubs and coffeehouses doting the cobblestoned streets, this charming neighborhood sees a large influx of visitors on the weekends. Perfect for taking in the sights, scents and sounds of the historic side of Baltimore.
This non-profit kayak club is dedicated to providing Baltimore residents and visitors the chance to learn how to kayak and see the city by waterway at an affordable price. The certified instructors are passionate about their work and their city, which can be seen in their enthusiastic tours. Purchasing a lesson means purchasing a membership, so patrons can come and use the clubs equipment as often as they like after their initial 'quick start' class. Scheduled group outings take place throughout the season and even monthly happy hours! Visit the website to find out more.
1417 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231 +1 410 685 0295
The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum is situated on the site of the first African-American shipyard in America. Its a national heritage site which chronicles the struggles of Frederick Douglass and Isaac Myers, perhaps Baltimore's most prominent African-American activists. The museum also depicts the rise of the Afro-American community in Baltimore in the 19th century and the rich maritime and ship-building history of Chesapeake Bay. One of the latest cultural landmarks in Baltimore, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Museum is also well-suited for private and group events.
Fell's Point Near Baltimore's Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD 21212 +1 410 435 2078
Book a personalized charter for yourself, and enjoy a sailing trip on this beauty. What better place to host an event for up to twenty, than at the bay! These people also offer a B&B accommodation, the only difference is that the former 'B' is replaced by 'boat', so take the pleasure of Boat and Breakfast at the Pintita. Check in before six in the evening, and check out by 10 in the morning. Enjoy the bliss of sailing in the night, under the starry sky and wake up in the morning to the sweet aroma of freshly prepared breakfast and the sea breeze at 9am. What's more, you can also take a sail training cruise if you are nautically inclined.
1724 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231 +1 410 732 0278
The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), founded in 1844, is the state's oldest cultural institution. Located at 201 West Monument Street in the Mount Vernon Cultural District, the MdHS collects, preserves, and interprets more than seven million artifacts and documents reflecting Maryland's diverse heritage through a museum, library, press, and extensive educational programs. The collection includes the original manuscript of Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" as well as one of the most extensive collections of Americana in the world. This museum has several permanent exhibits including Looking for Liberty, Furniture in MD Life, Maryland Through the Artist's Eye, and Served in Style: Silver Collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Temporary exhibitions are open throughout the year in the galleries of the museum and the library. Satellite sites include the Baltimore Civil War Museum and the Fells Point Maritime Museum.
If you are interested in international sea vessels, Sail Baltimore is the perfect excursion for you. Sail Baltimore is an annual program that has brought over 400 international ships to the city, including tall ships, naval battleships, and sea vessels of historic, environmental and educational interest. They also host various maritime events throughout the year which are free. See the website for current events and schedule.
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