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Baltimore Inner Harbor

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of the most photographed and visited areas of the city. It has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s and started blossoming into the cultural center of Baltimore in the 1970s.

Distinct in function and form, locals and visitors alike enjoy Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the surrounding neighborhoods that offer a variety of fine dining, cultural experiences and exciting nightlife.

From breath-taking panoramic views of the skyline from the Observation Level of the World Trade Center to the up-close and personal experiences of street performances happening spontaneously at the waterfront, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers more to see and do than you might imagine. Consider staying at one of the many Inner Harbor Hotels to enjoy all that the Inner Harbor has to offer up close and all within walking distance! 

Harborplace and the Gallery

Located in the heart of the Inner Harbor on Pratt Street, Harborplace and The Gallery offer unique shopping, diverse dining and a variety of entertainment right on the picturesque waterfront.

Maryland Science Center

Let your senses and your mind wander as you experience the numerous sights and hands-on activities at the Maryland Science Center. Featuring an IMAX theater and a planetarium, it's sure to please everyone.

The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore houses sharks, dolphins, rays and tropical fish among the more than 16,000 creatures in naturalistic exhibits, including a walk-through rain forest, an exciting live-action dolphin show and a new Australian exhibit. 

Seadog Cruises

Baltimore's newest, most exciting excursion! You'll learn about all of the historic sights with a fun, amusing narration, plus enjoy a thrilling speed boat ride. 

World Trade Center

Seeming to hover 405 feet directly over top of the harbor, the World Trade Center in Baltimore offers the best view of the city in every direction from the “Top of the World” Observation Level on the 27th floor. Constructed in 1977, its 32 floors make up the world's tallest equilateral 5-sided building.

Fort McHenry

A water-taxi ride away, you can learn about the Battle of Baltimore and the nation's history by visiting Fort McHenry. Fireworks conclude Flag Day and Defender's Day celebrations. And special events include living history weekends where the Fort McHenry Guard performs demonstrations. 

Baltimore Water Taxi

For the perfect transportation in and around Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the water taxi is an affordable solution. Located on Lancaster Street, one price buys unlimited rides for the day and group discount rates are available. Native Baltimore residents and frequent city visitors often opt for the frequent floater annual pass.

Baltimore Maritime Museum

Located at Pier 3 and Pier 5, be sure to see the treasures of Inner Harbor by touring the USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake and more. Visit the Maritime Museumand you’ll receive a discount for the USS Constellation, the only Civil War ship still floating today.

Baltimore Orioles

A visit to Camden Yards is just minutes away and, if you're a true baseball fan, be sure to see the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame exhibit and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum located nearby.You can also visit the Sports Legends Museum which offers 22,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits, transforming Camden Station into one of the most spectacular sports museums in America.

Baltimore Ravens

Get in on the spirit of the Purple and Black when you attend a Baltimore Ravens football game at the M&T Bank Stadium just a short distance from the Inner Harbor. 

Port Discovery Children's Museum

Port Discovery Children's Museum provides experiences that ignite imagination, inspire learning and nurture growth through play. The Museum offers 3 floors of educational, interactive and hands-on/minds-on experiences designed for children ages 2-10 years of age. Port Discovery has served over 2.5 million visitors and continues to grow as one of the leading non-traditional educational resources in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Power Plant Live!

A block away from Baltimore's Inner Harbor is Power Plant Live, a premier dining and entertainment district that features a variety of restaurants and nightclubs surrounding a common plaza. There is also outdoor seating which often features live performances.

Historical Baltimore!

From the time that Captain John Smith sailed into Baltimore’s harbor (yes, that Captain John Smith so prominent in America’s early days) to the penning of our National Anthem, the story of the African Americans journey to freedom, the industrial revolution, and waves of immigrants, Baltimore’s story is America’s story.

From Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Federal Hill, there is so much to explore. Each period in America’s march from a British colony to industrial powerhouse can be discovered along our Belgian-block streets, on our national historical trails and scenic byways, in our tiny row houses, and in our mansions of the gilded-age.

Free Things to do in Baltimore!

Recognize masterpieces at the Baltimore Museum of Art

As a major cultural destination for the greater Baltimore region, the Baltimore Museum of Art is home to the internationally renowned Cone Collection, and it holds the largest and most significant Matisse collection of works in the world. Outside the BMA walls, experience the lavish Sculpture Garden, featuring two terraced gardens, fountains and 34 sculptures. Every Sunday the museum hosts hands-on workshops and interactive gallery tours for families from 2 – 5 p.m. Don’t miss the museum’s Family Audio Tour, which highlights 20 objects in the collection. The tour is narrated by Raoudi, Matisse’s perky schnauzer; rather than headphones, the tour offers a handheld audio device that allows families to pause and chat about a work.

Shiver me timbers! Story Time with the Urban Pirates

Join the crew of Baltimore's own pirate ship, Fearless, for swashbuckling tales of adventure on the high seas! Climb aboard the ship in historic Fell's Point, where the crew of pirates will take your family back in time without ever leaving the port! Enjoy the captivating tales of pirate history every Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. You can then choose to purchase tickets for a family fun cruise aboard Fearless if you’re ready to hit the high seas. 

Walk, wonder and create at the Walters Art Museum

The museum owns more than 25,000 pieces of art and has free general admission, except for special exhibits. Bring the whole family to enjoy special family tours and activities for all ages. Children will enjoy the displays of knights' armor, the statues, the colorful paintings, the furniture, and the many small and lovely trinkets – including Faberge eggs. The museum provides a host of free family programs, from drop-in art classes on Saturdays and Sundays to museum tours with family-friendly guides. Head to to learn more about the Walters’ free programs.

Amuse yourself at the American Visionary Art Museum's Sculpture Plaza and Wildflower Garden

The exterior of the American Visionary Art Museum is almost as interesting as what you'll find inside. The building is surrounded by unique and curious sculptures, which you can explore for free! (But we suggest you buy a ticket and visit the intriguing collection and special exhibition on the inside!)

Share a toast at Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

Fascinated by strange and spooky places? Visit Poe and his wife, Virginia Clemm, in theWestminster Hall cemetery and keep a look out for the gravestones of some other prominent Maryland citizens. The cemetery is located at 519 West Fayette, on the corner of Fayette and Greene.

Become an urban explorer on the free Charm City Circulator

The Charm City Circulator is your fast, friendly, and free shortcut to Baltimore's hotspots seven days a week. With connections to the Light Rail, MARC train, Metro, and the Water Taxi Harbor Connector, the Circulator is your first step in exploring the many local events and attractions Baltimore has to offer.  

Sing and dance at the Harborplace Amphitheater

Located between the Harborplace Pavilions, the amphitheater hosts free performances from singers, dancers, magicians and more. Street performers entertain by day while bands ranging from Motown and funk to R&B and country perform live, free concerts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. 

Rock out to live music

Stop by Power Plant Live! on Friday evenings for the return of the Friday Night Live! concert series. Watch local artists and national headlining bands perform on the newest permanent outdoor stage. Or head over to Hard Rock Café Baltimore at the Inner Harbor for free outdoor concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from May through September. 

Free outdoor movies during the summer

Films on the Pier in Fell's Point features free movies on Wednesday nights beginning at 8:45 p.m. on the Broadway Pier.

On select Thursdays in July & August at 9 p.m., grab a blanket or a folding chair and catch a free film after dusk on Federal Hill. Flicks from the Hill is sponsored by the American Visionary Art Museum, and admission into the museum is free on these "flicks days" between 5 and 9 p.m. before the film. You can find out more information and complete schedule on their website.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the intersection of High and Stiles streets in Little Italy on Friday nights for free Italian-themed movies at 9 p.m. Live music begins at 7 p.m.

Johns Hopkins University is another great spot for Friday outdoor films. Feature films are played on the green in front of Shriver Hall. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m., with movies starting after sunset. 3400 N Charles Street. 

Bring your imagination to Artscape

Held annually in July, the nation's largest, free arts festival celebrates with continuous musical performances by local, regional and national talent on multiple outdoor stages, plus indoor and outdoor visual arts exhibitions, sculptures, art cars, film and theater, crafts opera, dance, street theater and children's activities.

Celebrate life, music and culture at the African American Festival

Held annually in July, the African American Festival is a free family celebration of life, music and culture. Attendees enjoy live music, educational and historical exhibits, an interactive children's area, and crafts.

Hop across the Inner Harbor on the scenic Water Taxi

This free connector service operates daily along the city's Inner Harbor from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free routes depart from the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum in Fell's Point to the Tide Point Pier in Locust Point, just a short walk away from Ft. McHenry. You can also connect from Tide Point Pier to the Canton Waterfront Park.

Dive into literature at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

More than 60 years old, the Enoch Pratt Library continues to enchant book lovers of all ages with its immensity – it's just so darned BIG – an entire block in length. It’s one of the first to be built with an accessible street level entrance. The library’s branches feature free classes, musical performances and children’s story times throughout the year.

Uncover the beauty of the Basilica

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was the first metropolitan cathedral in the United States. This historic site contains neoclassical architecture, a 17th-century organ, stunning artwork and more.

Browse the Galleries at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower has been transformed into studio spaces for visual and literary artists. Take part in Open Studio Day and view impressive artwork from talented artists. During this free event, guests can visit artists' studios, view or purchase works of art, and enjoy refreshments and light fare. 

Party the first Friday of the month in Hampden

A frequent setting in John Waters' films, here is a neighborhood that still celebrates the bouffant and grilled-cheese charms of Charm City. Stop "down Hampden, hon" for First Fridays when participating merchants stay open late to host events, parties and special sales.

Cruise the Fell's Point Art Loop

Spend an evening mingling with artists, sampling cheese and wine, and soaking up the arts in Fell's Point. On the first Friday of every month, the Fell's Point Development Corporation works with 13 local galleries to display pieces from local artists. The types of art may include woodworking, photography, sculpture and oil paintings. Restaurants offer specials and stay open late to accommodate visitors.

Pedal your way through the Gwynns Falls trails

Get off the road and enjoy a leisurely (or rigorous) bike ride along the recently expanded 15 miles of trails.

Challenge locals in a match of bocce ball in Little Italy

Located on Stiles Street, get a real flavor of the "old country" where residents and visitors are welcome to participate on the two well-lit sandy courts in the evenings. 

Bump, Set and Spike at Rash Field

Check out "Baltimore Beach" and its seven volleyball courts made up of 1,000 tons of sand, located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This is a great place where locals and visitors – from beginners to experts – can meet and play organized games.

Take in the enticing sights, sounds and scents at Baltimore's public markets

For absolutely no money, you can enter Baltimore's Cross Street Market in Federal Hill,Lexington Market near the Hippodrome Theatre and the Broadway Market in Fell's Point. Get a feel for what doing the food shopping used to be like as you watch butchers and fishmongers at work and smell wonderful food cooking.

Sample local flavors at the farmer's markets

The annual Baltimore Farmers' Market offers the best deals on produce, herbs, flowers, fruit and more. The market, located underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets, is open daily from April 7 to December 22 between 7 a.m. and noon. and is the largest producers-only market in Maryland. If you're lucky, you might just get some free samples! And while you’re at it, check out the Fell’s Point Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from June through November, located right on the waterfront at Fell’s Point’s Broadway Square. Or head to the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays starting in May at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, where you can find anything from ice cream to fresh-cut flowers plus free parking! 

Take a self-guided tour of Baltimore's outdoor monuments

From Baltimore sports heroes Johnny Unitas and Babe Ruth to somber memorials to the Holocaust victims, Baltimore offers a wide variety of outdoor monuments to explore. A few examples include: 

  • Kaytn Memorial in Harbor East - stands in honor of Polish military officers, policemen and civilian prisoners of war executed by Soviet authorities on March 1940
  • Washington Monument in Mount Vernon - the first monument built in honor of George Washington (currently closed for renovations.)
  • Babe Ruth statue - Camden Street outside the Eutaw Street Oriole Park entrance
  • Johnny Unitas statue - front of M&T Bank Stadium
  • Battle Monument - commemorates the Battle of Baltimore and honors those who died during the month of September 1814 during the War of 1812; Calvert and Fayette streets
  • Baltimore Holocaust Memorial - Corner of Water, Gay, and Lombard streets

Check out the ink at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum

Because the museum focuses on electric tattooing in America, you'll find traditional American to traditional Japanese tattoo artwork, black and grey work, portraits, photo-realism, flash designs, and complete custom-drawn designs. And if you like something you see, the museum is also a fully functioning tattoo studio.

Brush up on history exploring the New Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail

Take a self-guided stroll through historic West Baltimore's premier historic African American neighborhood. Uncover the stories of civil rights leaders, artists and musicians; visit historic African American churches; and relive the glory days of Pennsylvania Avenue. A free map and guide of the Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail is available at the Baltimore Visitor Center located at 401 Light Street at the Inner Harbor or for download

Discover nature's beauty at the Cylburn Arboretum

The Cylburn Arboretum is a nature preserve and city park spanning about 207 acres. Experience the feel of a grand estate in a rolling countryside, all within city limits. Collections of Japanese maples, hollies, conifers, Maryland oaks, tree peonies, maples and magnolias stand on spacious lawns and luscious gardens surrounding the Victorian mansion. Explore trails that wind through the woodlands where you can discover rare trees, native plants and wildflowers.

Be an art critic for a day at Maryland Institute College of Art

Enjoy the free exhibits in all of the galleries on the campus at MICA.

Find your next great read at The Book Thing

The book store’s mission is to find new homes for books no longer wanted by owners; and although you can donate your own books, you don’t have to in order to browse the offerings and stock up on free reads. Located in Baltimore’s Waverly neighborhood, the store is open only on weekends. 3001 Vineyard Lane. 

Druid Hill Park

Leave the city behind and lose yourself in nearly 750 acres of one of America’s oldest landscaped public parks. Featured on the National Register of Historic Places, Druid Hill Park boasts miles of trails and green expanses and is home to the Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy the scenery inside, too. 

Get a panoramic view from Federal Hill Park

Park yourself on a bench atop Federal Hill Park and drink in the sprawling vista of the Inner Harbor. Whether you’re enjoying your lunch on the green expanse or taking your kids to the park’s playground, you’re sure to have a great view. Once a well-known lookout point during the War of 1812 and the Civil War, the historic park lies on the south side of Baltimore.

Enjoy a Kinetic Sculpture Race for the Ages

Who will be crowned the Grand East Coast National Mediocre Champion? Each May, join the American Visionary Art Museum for its Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, where you’ll cheer on racers piloting custom-built kinetic sculptures over land, mud and water. Arrive between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for the opening ceremony and the “Blessing of De Feet,” then follow the race over its 15-mile course or camp out at any number of checkpoints, such as the uphill mud pit or not-so-quick sand pit in Patterson Park. 

Stargazing Fridays

Where can you find an open-air, rooftop observatory in the middle of the city? Just head to the Maryland Science Center, where every Friday from 5:30-9 p.m. you can stargaze like an astronomer with the help of the center’s 10-foot telescope. Fun fact: The refurbished telescope was built in 1927! 

Orioles Legends and Statue Garden

Now you can “meet” your favorite Orioles Hall of Famer. Last year, Oriole Park unveiled six larger-than-life bronze statues that capture the likenesses of Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks Robinson. You’ll find the statues in the centerfield picnic area, and don’t forget to take a stroll down Eutaw Street and get a look inside the stadium.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

You don’t need to enter Fort McHenry to understand how it inspired our national anthem. Visit the surrounding park to take in the grandeur of the fort, and check out the Visitor’s Center for a look at the history behind its walls. (It’s worth the entrance fee to stand atop the ramparts and check out the other exhibits in the star fort.) 

Beat the heat at the Walter Sondheim Fountain

It’s a fountain you can actually play in! Just stand on its massive, flat surface and cool off with any of its 53 interactive water jets. Or just enjoy some great views of the Inner Harbor while your kids play.

The Baltimore Book Festival

It’s a non-stop, three-day literary explosion held every year in September that brings together hundreds of authors, exhibitors and booksellers. Get your favorite book signed. Listen to one of the nonstop readings on CenterStage (or any of the other four stages for that matter). Join a workshop or a panel discussion. Or do all three – and so much more! Head to Mount Vernon Place for the festival, a crowd-pleaser for adults and kids alike. 

Visiting Ship Tours

Climb aboard, tour and learn the fascinating history of any one of the massive ships that visits Baltimore’s Inner Harbor each year. As host to about 24 ships annually, the harbor provides a port for tall ships (large, traditionally-rigged ships) and naval vessels from all over the world, as well as Baltimore’s very own Pride of Baltimore II. Visit for the schedule of incoming ships.

Drop by the Creative Alliance for drop-in art classes

Create your next masterpiece at one of the Creative Alliance’s drop-in art classes. Held at the repurposed landmark Patterson Movie Theater, the classes feature kid-friendly art projects every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.


Hundreds of “hons.” That’s what you’ll find at Baltimore’s very own Honfest, a four-block wide festival in Hampden where you can get your own beehive hairdo, enter a mashed-potato contest and see who’s crowned Baltimore’s “Best Hon.” Celebrating the Baltimorean word “hon,” a term of endearment short for “honey,” Honfest is held every year in June.

Free exhibitions at 33 Art Center

Get in touch with your inner artist with a free exhibition at Baltimore’s 33 Art Center. The exhibitions showcase the work of artists from the mid-Atlantic region. Go for information on the latest exhibitions.

Carroll Park Bike & Skate Park

Get geared up to throw down on ramps, rails and stairs at the Carroll Park Bike & Skate Park, located just behind the Carroll Park Recreation Center on Bayard Street. The park is open year-round from dawn until dusk. 

Free Fall Baltimore

Join Baltimore in October for its city-wide arts extravaganza. Celebrating creativity, Free Fall presents visitors with a full month of special events highlighting art, dance and music while providing lectures, readings and workshops – all for free! Enjoy organized events at museums, theaters, city landmarks, parks and trails, and much more.


4th of July
Enjoy nearly 20 minutes of fireworks bliss at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor during the Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration! Enjoy musical performances at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater and enjoy free public docking until 11 p.m.

New Year’s Eve
Start the evening with the sweet sounds of live music at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater during Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular! Then turn your head to the heavens at the stroke of midnight for the region’s largest fireworks display! And you don’t have to be at the Inner Harbor to enjoy the show, you can watch the display from any downtown attraction, fromHarbor East and Fell’s Point to Federal Hill.

Light up the Holidays

Baltimore is full of free things to do during the holiday season. Harbor East’s Window Wonderland kicks off the holidays as local artists dress up the windows of shops and restaurants. Then take a stroll down 34th Street in Hampden, famous for its annual Miracle on 34th Street lights show, with every house on the block of rowhouses displaying amazing Christmas lights. Head to Power Plant for its Power Plant Light Show Spectacular, complete with a laser show!

Fell’s Point Fun Festival

Enjoy carnival rides, live music and the Fun Fest Flea Market at the Fell’s Point Fun Festival in October. With an Arts & Craft Row, Fun Fest Flea Market, six music stages, countless food vendors, and carnival rides, the festival annually provides two days of nonstop fun for all ages!


Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Baltimore’s parade, featuring floats, high school and community marching bands, and much more. The parade kicks off at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Featuring Irish dancing, a mummer’s band, bagpipes, floats and, of course, St. Patrick himself, Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins its 2.5-mile route at the Washington Monument and ends at Market Street. 

The Mayor’s Christmas Parade
Join the mayor, local TV and radio personalities, and thousands of celebrators as the Mayor’s Christmas Parade works its way through North Baltimore’s Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods. With holiday floats, marching bands and the big man himself making an appearance, the parade is sure to delight the whole family!

Baltimore’s Civil War Museum

Step back in time at one of the nation’s oldest surviving big-city railroad terminals. President Street Station, once an important rail connection during the Civil War, now houses the Civil War Museum and its permanent exhibition focused on Baltimore during the Civil War. The museum also features exhibits focused on Maryland’s railroad history and President Street Station’s own role in the transportation of slaves escaping to the north.

Baltimore Museums



Area of study


American Visionary Art Museum

Federal Hill


Visionary art

B&O Railroad Museum

Washington Village


Collection includes 250 pieces of railroad rolling stock, 15,000 artifacts, an outdoor G-scale layout, an indoor HO scale model, and a wooden model train

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

Downtown Baltimore


website , life & times of Babe Ruth, Baltimore’s native son who became America’s first sports celebrity & an international icon, also the official Museum of the Baltimore Orioles and the archives of the Baltimore Colts and Johnny Unitas

Baltimore Museum of Art



Over 90,000 works including African, American, Ancient Americas, Antioch Mosaics, Asian, Contemporary, European, Modern, Native American, Pacific Islands, prints, drawings & photographs, sculpture gardens, textiles

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Federal Hill


Exhibits highlight Baltimore and Maryland's companies and industries, including a cannery, a 1900 garment loft and machine shop, a print shop, Dr. Bunting's Pharmacy (where Noxzema was invented) and the food industry (McCormick, Domino Sugar, Esskay); also home to the Steam Tug Baltimore

Baltimore Streetcar Museum

Charles Village


Historic trolleys and electric bus streetcars

Carroll Mansion


Historic house

1811 mansion with changing art exhibits

Cylburn Nature Museum


Natural history

Part of Cylburn Arboretum

Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

Mount Vernon


website , celebrates African American visual and performing arts

Fort McHenry

Locust Point


Visitor center houses exhibits about the history of the fort, theWar of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner

Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park

Fell's Point


website , permanent and temporary galleries and interactive learning centers about art, history and maritime history

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Downtown Baltimore


Comics books, toys, posters, toys, collectibles from movies, television, radio, computer games

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Downtown Baltimore


Historic museum ships including the USS Constellation (1854) and a lighthouse

Jewish Museum of Maryland


Ethnic - Jewish

Jewish history and culture in Maryland and beyond, tours of the Lloyd Street Synagogue

Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum



Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern antiquities

Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame


Hall of fame - sports

History of the game of lacrosse

Maryland Art Place

Downtown Baltimore


Contemporary art exhibition gallery

Maryland Historical Society Museum

Mount Vernon


Collections of Maryland art, 19th-century Maryland painted and inlaid furniture, silver and quilts, costumes, ceramics, dolls and toys

Maryland Institute College of Art Galleries

Bolton Hill


Three major gallery spaces mount curated exhibitions by outside artists and exhibitions of faculty and student work: the Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries in the Fox Building and the Pinkard Gallery in the Bunting Center; also several galleries for student art

Maryland Museum of Military History



Website , located in the Fifth Regiment Armory

Maryland Science Center

Federal Hill


Displays include physical science, space, Earth science, the human body and blue crabs that live in the Chesapeake Bay

Mother Seton House

Mount Vernon

Historic house

Located in Seton Hill Historic District, house where Elizabeth Ann Seton founded a school for girls

Mount Clare Museum House

Carrollton Ridge

Historic house

Mid 18th-century plantation house, operated by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

National Great Blacks In Wax Museum



Features important African American and black Maryland figures

National Museum of Dentistry

Downtown Baltimore


Dental history, oral health and dentistry professionals

Phoenix Shot Tower

Downtown Baltimore


Tower used to produce lead shots, tours operated by the Carroll Mansion

Port Discovery

Downtown Baltimore


Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture

Little Italy

African American

Shows the struggles for self-determination made by African American Marylanders

Robert Long House

Fell's Point

Historic house

website , 1765 brick house, operated by the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point

School 33 Art Center

Federal Hill


website , contemporary visual art

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Downtown Baltimore


Exhibits on the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Colts, University of Maryland, Baltimore Elite Giants, Baltimore Black Sox, Baltimore Blast and other Maryland sports memories

Star Spangled Banner Flag House and 1812 Museum

Little Italy

Historic house

House where the "Star Spangled Banner" was sewn; exhibits on War of 1812, period rooms

University of Maryland School of Nursing Living History Museum

Downtown Baltimore


History of the School of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore , website

Walters Art Museum

Mount Vernon


18th- & 19th-century art, Ancient Americas, Ancient Art, Asian, Islamic, Medieval, manuscripts & rare books, Renaissance & Baroque Art