Maryland Things to Do

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Maryland Things to Do

  • Inner Harbor

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    I grew up and left Baltimore before the Inner Harbor was really developed. I have taken trips on the Old Bay Line, but other than that I spent little time around the Baltimore harbor. But in 1980, Harborplace opened as a centerpiece of the revival of downtown Baltimore. As its name suggests, it is located on the Inner Harbor. Harborplace is...

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  • United States Naval Academy

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Annapolis Things to Do

    One of two houses of worship, the United States Naval Academy Chapel is located on the grounds of the Navy's service academy in Annapolis. The cornerstone was laid in 1904 by Admiral George Dewey with the dedication of the Chapel on 28th May 1908. The chapel dome is copper and the cupula is 200 feet above the main alter area. In 1940 the Chapel...

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  • National Aquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    There's many great aquariums around the world, but this is the "National" aquarium and located at the very scenic and fun Inner Harbor in Baltimore. There are some really great and large exhibits inside and it is a leader in the study, and teaching of aquatic, marine and mammal life. Being that I live in Baltimore and have been there many times,...

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  • Inner Harbor

    Annapolis Things to Do

    Here is where many of America's most prestigious "old money" families tie up their pride and joy--their sailboats. In Annapolis, some of the country's finest sailors go head-to-head in competitions, such as the regattas held out in the bay. No wonder it's nicknamed "Ego Alley". The City Dock has restaurants, bars, shops, harbor tours, and a lot of...

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  • Mount Vernon

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Mount Vernon Place was designated a National Historic Landmark because it has Baltimore's oldest neighborhoods. Apparently it was home to some of the wealthiest people back in the day too. It also has the pillar monument erected in honor of the founding father George Washington. The construction of the monument began in 1815. It is the original...

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  • Maryland State Capital Building

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Annapolis Things to Do

    The Maryland State House is the oldest American state house still in use. The Maryland General Assembly convenes here for three months of each year. The Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President of the Senate as well as the Governor and the Lt. Governor also have their offices in the State House. From 26 November 1783 until 13 August...

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  • Fort McHenry

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    I love Fort McHenry! It's beautiful! From the park's grounds, you get a little taste and views of history, industry, urban landscape, and beautiful water views. The park grounds are free, and you can casually walk, jog, or bike around the paved water's edge, or you can pay to access the fort. Both are well worth it. It was here that Baltimore...

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  • Historical Explorations

    Annapolis Things to Do

    The Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission provides a Guide to Architecture in Annapolis. We used this map of the historic district as a walking tour; 52 sites & homes were identified photographs & descriptions were provided. We went into St. Anne's Church, Reynolds Tavern, Brewer Tavern The Coffee House, & Old Treasury. We missed touring the...

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  • World Trade Center

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Offering panoramic views across Baltimore's Inner Harbour, downtown areas and beyond, Baltimore's World Trade Center is the place to go for visitors to "Charm City". The World Trade Centre in Baltimore is the world's tallest pentagonal-shaped building where, on the 27th floor, you will find the city's observation deck, called Top of the World. A...

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  • Sailboats and Watercraft

    Annapolis Things to Do

    The Annapolis Maritime Museum (Barge House) is a stop you'll appreciate if you are interested in collections of maritime artifacts and the history of this area. The hours are Saturday 11 am-4 pm. There is no charge. The Eastport Historic Walking Tour is coordinated through this museum. Eastport is a small town across the bridge from downtown...

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  • Washington Monument

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This Landmark is currently closed, its been closed since 2010 so there is no access to the inside. No one seems to know why the monument is closed, but I found out online that there was a car crash that damaged the fence in early 2010. Nonetheless we were able to see it from the outside. It was the very first planned memorial to commemorate George...

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  • Federal Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Strictly speaking, Federal Hill is not part of the Inner Harbor, and is its own district, but since it is easily accessible from and overlooks the harbor, I have included it as one of the points of interest within Inner Harbor. What is a plain-looking hill that serves as a good vantage point for taking in the views of the Inner Harbor, the area...

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  • Little Italy

    4 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    We were fortunate enough to be touring Little Italy during the "Festival of St. Anthony" - a massive street fair with lots of shopping, food, and drink. It was a very happy place, despite the enormous crowd! Cost was $1 per person to enter the festival. Almost anything Italian was there though - pizza, cannolis, beer, Italian Ice, etc. I ended up...

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  • Camden Yards - Raven's Stadium

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Its held between Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium. Free concerts from very popular artists, fashion shows, and different types of dancing. Food galore. Quite a few nice articles of clothing. I understand they offer seminars in the day time covering finances, healthcare, cosmetics, etc... but I did not go because it was 105 degrees that day so I...

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  • Walters Art Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Acclaimed as one of the best art museums in the United States, THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM, located in the historic Mt. Vernon Cultural District of Baltimore, offers ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, Egyptian mummies, medieval armour and 19th century masterpieces. The museum celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005 by unveiling the renovation of...

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  • Edgar Allan Poe's Gravesite

    Baltimore Things to Do

    American writer, poet, editor and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe's memorial grave can be found in the graveyard in Westminster Hall and Burying Ground on the corner of Fayette and Greene Streets in Baltimore, Maryland. He was originally buried (without a headstone) towards the rear corner of the churchyard near the grave of his grandfather, David...

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  • Duckpin Bowling

    Baltimore Things to Do

    With almost 80 years in the same location under it's belt, Patterson Bowl is a true taste of Baltimore living. There is a community feel to this establishment ... with folks calling out to each other as they enter and exit, six packs of beer being brought to the lanes, and the whole family coming out to play. With a smaller ball than regular...

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  • USS Constellation

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Another jewel in the crown of historic ships that line Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the USS Constellation. Built in Norfolk, Virginia, and launched in 1854, the USS Constellation was "the last all-sail warship built by the US Navy... the only Civil War era vessel still afloat." She is a sloop-of-war and the second of the three US naval ships to...

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  • Water Taxi or Harbor Cruise

    Baltimore Things to Do

    In the old days there were several water taxi companies in the Baltimore Harbor. But they've all consolidated into one now which is called Baltimore Water Taxi Tickets are now $12.00 Adult All Day Ticket or $7.00 Adult One Way Ticket: $6.00 Children’s Tickets: The places they go: Landing 1: Aquarium Landing 2: Harborplace Landing 3: Science...

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  • American Visionary Art Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    A lot of unique conversational works are displayed. Painings, sculptures, some interactive displays and some short films. Many will make you laugh or say wow! You can only picture the items that are in the garden unfortunately the most beautiful pieces are inside.

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  • Maritime Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    There are abt 3 ships/submarine in the Inner Harbor to tour. I would almost consider this a tourist trap bc to visit one of these ships is kinda expensive and not that interesting. We looked at the submarine, it was a cool experience bc I had never been on one. But for my $8 the entire investigation took less than ten minutes. Perhaps only tour...

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  • Museum of Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    When my mother and sisters come to visit Baltimore, they like to visit museums, see interesting baltimore neighborhoods and eat in unique Baltimore restaurants. I would recommend: 1) Baltimore Museum of Art, the oldest museum in the U.S., for classic European, American, modern, and ancient art, (Free Admission!) followed by an elegant lunch or...

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  • Buildings Downtown

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Another reminder of Baltimore's glorious economic past is the Mercantile Trust and Deposit building in downtown Baltimore. Built in 1885, it is a romanesque revival building with brick and stone ornamentation - reminds me of some of its 'cousins' in Boston. The building is a classified historic place under the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Zoo

    Baltimore Things to Do

    When we were toddlers, my mom and grandmother used to take us here. So we've come with our children and their friends. One of the new exhibits is the Polar Bear Watch, the Zoo's new state-of-the-art exhibit about life on the edge of the Arctic. You can watch the polar bears cavort in the water. But there is more to do than just look at the...

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  • Lexington Market

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Since 1782, Lexington Market has been the center of downtown Baltimore's shopping, and a hub of social life. Here are all kinds of groceries, including ethnic foods. At the center is a small stage with live entertainment. Conveniently located near the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards, and the Washington Monument, it's ideally situated. So if you're...

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  • Amtrak - Penn Station

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Since June 2004, Jonathan Borofsky’s 51-foot-tall aluminum sculpture towers over the plaza in front of Pennsylvania Station. Lots of locals has their own opinion of “Male/Female”—the shiny, vertically intersecting male and female metal silhouettes with the LED heart light that cycles from blue to magenta and back. I'm okay with it...it certainly...

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  • Maryland Science Center

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Great interactive experience for children. Offers multiple exhibits including dinosaurs, planet earth, the human body, outer space and Chesapeake Bay life and designed to stimulate learning and interest in science. A must see. IMAX theatre also located at the science center.

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  • Great Blacks in Wax Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This museum is very moving and is not for the faint at heart. They even warn parents with children under 12 to decide if they can see the lynching displays. You will not come back out the same person even if you do know Black History. Why because pictures/images go beyond words. Its not in the prettiest of neighborhoods or facility but it packs a...

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  • Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    I had to review this independently because it touched me deeply. It is not everyday that you walk through a museum and see on display, someone of Johnny Eck's experience. Located inside the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, on display is this incredibly remarkable man, Johnny Eck. Born in 1910, he had a twin brother who was healthy and perfect,...

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  • Basillica of the Assumption

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This religious attraction in Baltimore is a National Historic Landmark, the first Roman Catholic Cathedral built in the United States. Built between 1806-1821, it stands as a testimony of faith and a strong hold of spirituality for believers of the catholic faith. The cathedral is beautiful inside and outside. We did not go on a guided tour as it...

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  • Fells Point

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    While the shipyards that attracted people from all over the world to settle in Fells Point may have been relegated to the historical archives, Fells Point international flavor remains palpable through the many shops here. Irish pub? Check. Sushi bar? Check. Greasy Chinese? Sure. Thai, El Salvadoran cuisines? Oh yes. Peruvian trinkets? That...

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  • USS Torsk

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This is a must see and tour while in the Baltimore area. I think many of us will never ride in a submarine, so this is as good as it gets. The tour of the USS Torsk was number 3 of 4 ships we got to see. It is characteristically long, at least 311 feet, gray with a shark face painted at the front. Mark was unable to come with us because Alexander...

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  • B&O Railroad Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Most people take the railroads for granted. But in 1829, they made their first appearance in the United States. It happened right here, in Baltimore. It was a sensation, and it changed history. The first railroad in America was laid down right here. One can still ride the route of that first railroad. Trains depart daily from April through...

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  • Babe Ruth Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    George Herman "Babe" Ruth, one of the most storied and acheived atheletes in American history, was born at this location in 1895. A pre-mass media sports celebritiy, Ruth rules the baseball world with his charisma and his towering home runs, even in the days of larger ballparks. This small museum is a walk through tour of the life of this...

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  • Monument City

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This monument - also known as the Battle Monument - commemorates American victory over the British in the Battle of Baltimore, in the War of 1812. The Battle of Baltimore was significant in many ways: (a) the American repulsed the invasion by what was considered as one of the world's most powerful navies, the fleet of the British Empire; (b) defeat...

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  • Phoenix Shot Tower

    Baltimore Things to Do

    One of the other memorable sights on our walk was this very tall tower. It's where rifle shot was produced - lead was dropped at the top of the tower, and as it fell into water at the bottom of the tower, it would be perfectly round to work in the rifle. From what we could see, there were no tours or museum, just a neat building with an equally...

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  • Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse

    Baltimore Things to Do

    One of the most visually attractive attractions at the Inner Harbor is the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, technically known as B-4222. Built in 1855, it is said to be Maryland's oldest screw-pile lighthouse and was originally positioned at the Seven Foot Knoll, a shallow shoal at the foot of the Patapsco River. Now decommissioned, the lighthouse is...

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  • Public Works Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Every city worth seeing has at least a few of those rather obscure, unusual places that most people never bother to visit. One such place is the Baltimore Public Works Museum. It's dedicated to all those humble, unsung heroes who have built and maintained the things that we mostly take for granted (until something goes wrong). I'm talking about...

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  • Glassblowing

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Tim McFadden is the owner of McFadden Art Glass studio in Baltimore. During the Christmas season, Tim offered a half hour session for people to come in and create their own glass ball ornament. I took my two nephews to the studio so they could do this - and they had a great time! We are hoping to make this an annual holiday event! Tim is the most...

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  • USCGC Taney

    Baltimore Things to Do

    The USCGC Taney is a Coast Guard ship constructed in 1935 as part of the treasury class cutters before World War I. It was attached to the destroyer division 80 in 1941 and fought against the Japanese planes in Pearl Harbor. Its main base was Honolulu, Hawaii. Taney was used to carry out anti-submarine patrols off the coast of Hawaii and was later...

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  • Patapsco River

    Baltimore Things to Do

    For most of its length it is a small, insignificant river, but in Baltimore the Patapsco River's tidal estuary forms the Inner Harbor. Outside of Baltimore the river had little historical significance except it served as the original route of the B&O Railroad. Of course, the most famous event to occur on the river was the War of 1812 battle where...

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  • Power Plant

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Located in the Inner Harbour. Pier 5, POWER PLANT is a commercial complex which was once a power plant owned by Baltimore Gas & Electric. This transformation is just one example of what Baltimore has done to beautify its once dilapidated Harbour area. Businesses that have set up in the Power Plant include Gold's Gym --- Hard Rock Cafe' --- and the...

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  • Shopping

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Like much of the NorthEast part of the US, there are sporadic abandoned textile mills in Baltimore. Most have been redeveloped for other purposes. If you follow the Jones Falls north from the city, you'll see several. This one is just south of the Hampden neighborhood.

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  • Tattoo Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    I first spied this place on LittleSam's pages ... so when I made it to Baltimore I had to check it out for myself. This is a working museum... by this I mean it's a museum of 19th century body art history AND it's a body art studio .. so if you've become inspired to create your own body art statement after viewing the displays you can do it all...

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  • Lightship Chesapeake

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This is one of the four historic ships in Baltimore that I toured with my family. It was stop 2 of 4. I thought it was a waste of $11.50 if toured individually, however if you purchase a package of all 4, then it is a good deal. It was quite hot down there with little air to cool it. It is much smaller below deck compared to the USS...

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