920 Lemmon Street Baltimore, MD 21223 +1 410 669 8154
In the late 1840's, a large number of Irish people migrated to Baltimore, to escape the Great Famine and this site commemorates their arrival and presence in the city. Come by to see where these immigrants lived and worked. Get a sneak peek into their lives through the five alley houses at the site, and visit B&O Railroad, where they worked. All these places are located at the same historical district. If your curiosity, about the immigrants, isn't satisfied, then visit other sites nearby like the Hollins Street Market and the Apostle Church and Cemetery.
1301 York Road Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 +1 410 321 7500
If you've ever wanted to learn more about how the firemen work under high pressure conditions, here's your chance to find out. Visit the Fire Museum of Maryland and take a look at the history of firefighting. Examine exhibits dating from 1806 to the year 1957. These displayed objects include Baltimore's High Pressure Pumping System, uniforms, badges, fifty rigs and working fire alarm telegraph system. Find out about the special events held for educational purposes.
131 South Potomac Street Baltimore, MD 21224 +1 410 206 2850
Located at the roundabout on Felicia Street, the venue pays respect to all the victims of the Soviet communist rule. One example is the massacre of 15,400 Polish officers by the Soviet Secret Police in 1940 in the Katyn forest. The memorial displays photographs of officers and other Polish martyrs who embraced death instead of mercy at the hands of Stalin. A white eagle, on the left hand corner, emerging from the flames symbolizes the country's rebirth. The memorial aims at reminding people about the atrocities of war so that it never happens again.
100 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 +1 410 659 7300
Mystic Whaler, which was built in 1967, underwent a touch up in 1993 and was fitted with the best navigational equipment. Spend a day or three beautiful days under its pretty white sails, cruising along the blue waters of the Thames River. Watch the beautiful structures of the Fort Griswold, Fort Thrumbull and the Ledge Lighthouse as you slide over the waters. Food doesn't take a back seat-the meals served are delicious! Enjoy these scenic views and the cool breeze under the sober sun-cruises run right from late September until mid October. Advance booking is advisable as it accommodates only 34 people.
Towards the north of the Hampton lane, you'll find a beautiful mansion located on the Hampton National Historic site. Visit the mansion to marvel at ancient paintings and antique furniture. The mansion has been installed with fire containment equipment, for which it is closed for an unspecified period of time. However, the farmhouse is open daily and that's exactly where you've got to head for any of the presentations held here. This is also where the Second Sunday program series takes place. On your way out, you can also make a trip to the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, located just twelve miles away.
1001 Fell Street Baltimore, MD 21231 +1 410 342 2004
Plan a fun day out with family or friends and opt for one of Captain Don's Fishing Charters. After you've reached Baltimore's Inner Harbor, it won't be too hard to spot the one you've got to board as it's the only charter to depart from Fell's Point. Come equipped with hats, sunscreen, rain gear, comfortable shoes and don't forget your camera! Also carry your daily quota of food and beverages along. Remember, only six people are allowed at a time, so make arrangements keeping that in mind. What's more, there are also private harbor tours on offer. Don't worry about safety issues, as a PADI certified diver and first aid are at hand.
Making wine and hosting events is a way of life for the folks at Linganore Winecellars. Located on the 230 acre Berrywine Plantations, this is a perfect place for holding music festivals and wine tasting promotions. Enjoy yourself on the wine tasting tours that offer yummy fruit, honey and grape wines. Listen to great music like reggae and jazz or watch various craftsmen and entertainers at the different festivals. Buy gift cards, t-shirts with zany messages and glasses before you leave.
Merriweather Post Pavilion is actually an outdoor park-cum concert venue situated in downtown Columbia. It is one of the most happening venues for concerts and music festivals not only in Columbia but also in the entire Maryland area. This is not just a venue for the usual rock and roll bands but also for operas and local bands; indie band Animal Collective, named their 2009 hit album after this venue. The Summer Concerts are a big hit, so make sure to book well in advance. Tickets for most concerts can be purchased on line. Visit website for event schedule.
3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Road Waldorf, MD 20601 +1 301 274 9358
After John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater, he fled to Maryland. Suffering from a broken leg, Booth stopped at this doctor's home in Charles County. Dr. Mudd, unaware of whom his patient was and that Lincoln had been shot, proceeded to set the broken leg. Booth then proceeded to Garrett's Farm where he was caught. Dr. Mudd was arrested, but was later pardoned by President Johnson in 1869. He returned to his practice here at this farm.
4101 North East Crain Highway Bowie, MD 20716 +1 301 805 6000
The Bowie Baysox, a AA baseball farm team of the Baltimore Orioles, play at Prince George's Stadium. The intimate ballpark offers a family-friendly atmosphere and gives fans a chance to see tomorrow's major league baseball players up close. In addition to home games from April through September, there are nightly promotions, entertainment, fireworks, a carousel, face painting, and a children's playground. See their website for further information.
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 ...
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. ...
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
The sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry
during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the national anthem, the 'Star Spangled Banner'. A replica of that flag waves over the harbor side port, ...