This unusual museum called Baltimore Streetcar Museum, pays tribute to the streetcars that once dominated the city's thoroughfares. Hundreds of people-tourists and locals alike, visit each year to ride a streetcar, explore the museum's many displays, or enjoy a carhouse tour. Founded in 1966, the museum also shows a free film that traces the streetcar's evolution. A gift shop sells related memorabilia.
500 South Center Street Westminster, MD 21157 +1 410 386 3880
Life on a 19th-century farm is depicted at this bucolic 140-acre property just outside Westminster. The buildings include a restored farmhouse, where tours are given by costumed guides, a barn, general store, a veterinary surgeon's office, quilting room and other outbuildings. Carroll County Farm Museum displays antique tractors, farm machinery and other equipment. Artisans demonstrate 19th-century skills. A pond and farm animals add to the "farm" experience.
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.
This museum showcases the history of work in Baltimore, from the mid-19th century to the present day. The museum's gallery space and research center offers information about Maryland's businesses and industries, from the lost art of handcrafted tin cans to today's technological innovations. Many of the collections change periodically, but 'Signs of the Times' is a permanent display. This unique collection offers visitors a glimpse of the evolution of signs, the oldest form of advertising. The exhibit also features a Neon Sign Shop and demonstration area.
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.
1767 Carswell Street Baltimore, MD 21218 +1 410 243 9600
This museum, housed in a corner row home, declares itself 'Baltimore's Only Black American Museum.' It opened in 1968 and gives visitors a glimpse of African-American life, from the days of slavery and the Civil Rights Movement to the present day. In recent years, the museum has expanded its mission, offering a curious array of services, from custom framing to discount repairs. The museum may also be rented for a minimal donation. Admittance is by appointment with the curator only.
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.
1425 Key Highway Suite 110 Baltimore Museum of Industry Baltimore, MD 21230 +1 410 727 0722
A nonprofit sailing organization, this company offers affordable sailing opportunities, including youth and adult lessons, recreational sailing and racing. Sailing opportunities are available for all age and skill levels. Adult lessons are offered Monday evenings and select weekends May-October. More than 800 youngsters have attended the center's Junior Sailing Camp and hundreds of adults have learned to sail through its sailing programs. Wednesdays nights are open sailing. Skipper and crew members gather on the dock and are matched according to abilities.
1716 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231 +1 410 327 1272
The Art Gallery of Fells Point, founded in 1980, is a nonprofit artists' cooperative. The storefront venue offers a place for local artists to display their work. The exhibits change each month and usually feature paintings in various mediums, as well as drawings and the occasional jewelry or pottery piece. Many of the items are offered for sale. The gallery also has a permanent collection of matted paintings and prints, as well as handcrafted cards and paper.
1400 Cathedral Street Baltimore & Ohio Mount Royal Station Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 225 2300
This gallery, housed in a renovated train station, is one of three major gallery spaces for the Maryland Institute College of Art. (The others are the Meyerhoff Gallery in the Fox Building, and the Pinkard Gallery in the Bunting Center). Each year, more than 90 exhibits are featured in the three galleries. The Decker Gallery changes exhibits every four weeks and regularly showcases contemporary work by the faculty and students of the College of Art. Outside artists are also invited to display their work.
The restored President Street Station, built in 1849, was first
a stop on the Underground Railroad. On April 19, 1861, it became the site of the first casualties of the Civil War. The 6th Massachusetts Regiment stopped in Baltimore ...
This museum is steeped in history and it is ready
to tell tales whenever you want to listen. It was built by Samuel Ogle in the early 18th century. Later, it underwent expansion and was inherited by the Woodward ...
This 13 mile (20 kilometers) paved trail stretches from suburban
Glen Burnie to Annapolis, affording bicyclists, skaters and walkers a respite from the hustle and bustle of Baltimore's encroaching suburbs. Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Park attracts about 1.5 million ...