See a wireless telegraph, a telegram sent from the Titanic, a crystal radio built in the 1920s, the cathedral-shaped radios of the 1930s, post-WWII plastic portable radios, and, of course, television. You're sure to find something that will make you say, "We used to have one of those." Of particular interest to Washingtonians of the 1960s and 1970s are props and sound effects used by Willard Scott and Ed Walker, the "Joy Boys of Radio." Only the first floor is handicap accessible.
This 173-acre (70 hectares) woodland park in the heart of Baltimore offers nature lovers a respite from the noise and congestion of the city. Formerly an estate, the home and grounds are open to visitors today and include a horticultural reference library, a bird and nature museum and a gift shop. The grounds include formal and woodland gardens and trails. Throughout the year, symposiums, workshops and exhibits on a variety of horticultural-related subjects are held.
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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.
The Still Pond Historic District is a United States historic district located in Still Pond, Maryland. Comprising of about seventy five buildings, the district is home to structures that were built as early as the 19th century. The houses have been built in different architectural styles such as Craftsman, Victorian and Colonial Revival and some notable buildings are the George Harper school and the Still Pond Methodist Church among others. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.
Spanning 1176 acres (476 hectares), Greenbelt Park offers a refreshing escape from the urban grind. From hiking and bicycling to horse-riding, there's lots to do for outdoor enthusiasts within the park's sylvan landscapes. Excellent camping facilities throughout the park make it an excellent place for spending the entire day in the company of nature. There's picnic areas as well. Check website for more.
Named after the legendary rocket scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is open to the public through their visitor center. The center was founded in 1959 and is NASA's flagship space flight complex. Only scheduled tours are available and families or small groups visiting the visitor center to see the exhibits and rocket garden can do so during normal hours without any reservations. The registered tours comprises of operation areas, testing and satellite building sites.
Glyndon Historic District still retains its Victorian charm since the time it was founded by Dr. Charles A. Leas in 1871. It was promoted more of a summer village and was a hub for affluent families to build their summer homes here. Consisting more of residential houses which were built in the Late Victorian and Colonial Revival styles with two and three floors, the community is closely knit with families that have been living here for four to five generations. The Emory Grove is a Christian retreat and was established in 1868. It is one of the favored destinations of tourists and locals alike here. Some of the interesting places to visit are the Glyndon United Methodist Church, Sacred Heart Church and the Woman's Club of Glyndon. The town is proud of its lineage and also with the fact that it is the first designated historic locality in Baltimore County.
Spread across 153 acres (61.92 hectares) of lush greenery and landscaped gardens, the Rockville Civic Center Park is a must visit when in the city. Comprising of the Glenview Mansion, Croydon Creek Nature Center, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater and the Social Hall, this tourist attraction is used for many occasions such as cultural and major events. The Classic Revival mansion built in 1926 is now the home of the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery and is available for conferences, weddings and holiday parties. Formerly the Glenview Farm, the Civic Center Park also has various facilities like picnic tables, nature trails, walking paths, climbing walls, playgrounds, tennis courts, open spaces, grill areas and a wildlife sanctuary. The Glenview Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Thomas Run Road Harford Junior College Bel Air, MD 21015
Located at the campuse of the Harford Junior College, the Hays-Heighe House is a beautiful stone structure and an unusual construction. Known as one of the prominent homes that was well known for it's architectural beauty, the home served as a farm house to the Harford County Hays family throughout the 19th century. The house features massive chimneys that signified the beauty of the old homes.
The Hays House Museum is a beautiful museum that welcomes the lovers of history to come and experience the colonial life in the early Harford County. The museum takes one through the house and also keeps aside some time to participate in the special events and activities conducted there. The Hays House was also listed on the National Register of Historic Placesin the year 1980.
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 ...