Maryland Things to Do

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Maryland Things to Do

  • Inner Harbor

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of United States oldest seaports. It is a popular tourist attraction and a National Land Mark as well. I was blown away on arrival at the harbor last week. I'm not sure what I expected, but what I saw is definitely not what I expected. It felt like being at the Jema el Fina in Morocco on a full moon night when the...

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  • United States Naval Academy

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Annapolis Things to Do

    The riverside campus of the U.S. Naval Academy. Midshipmen were trained at sea before the academy was founded as the Naval School in 1845. The school was established on the site of Fort Severn, a former U.S. Army Post and is now known to West Pointers (The Army's Officer training college,) as, "The Country Club on the Severn!" A little...

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  • National Aquarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    We spent 5 hours in this place to see just about all that it had to offer. There are many exhibits and rooms. They have a live dolphin show. Be careful of sitting in the first few rows because you might get splashed. and of course the optional 4D movie which you pay extra for. It is similar to disney land. All areas are handicap accessible.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mount Vernon

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Located by the Washington Monument at Charles and Mount Vernon Place streets, the United Methodist Church is a religious attraction and one of the most significant buildings in all of Baltimore. It is one that you will not want to pass by when you see it. It sticks out in the neighborhood like a thorn among roses (in a good way). The building looks...

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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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  • Fort McHenry

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Fort McHenry was one of the principal forts guarding the harbor of Baltimore. And most famously, events there during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner" which became the national anthem of the United States. You can take a tour of the fort which has great views of the harbor. Walk along the...

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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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  • Camden Yards - Raven's Stadium

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Out in front of Camden Yards is a statue of Baltmore native George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Babe Ruth was a fine pitcher for the Red Sox before the stupid team owner, Harry Frazee, sold him to the Yankees where the Babe became one of the game's finest hitters. He held the single season home run record with 60 homers until Roger Marris upped him with 61....

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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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  • 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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  • Federal Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Federal Hill in South Baltimore is the large hill that most tourist will see while walking in the Inner Harber. If you climb the hill there is a large tree shaded park with several monuments. From the top of the hill you will be able to take the best photo's of the Inner Harbor. Historically during the Civil War Baltimore and the people of...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • USS Constellation

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This is the starting point of the tour of the actual ship. Once your purchase your ticket, you go left to the entrance to the ship. The museum houses some artifacts from the times when the ship was still in commission. Information about the ships ventures, the captains and stations. We did tour it before going to the ship as it was a one way to...

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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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  • 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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  • Maritime Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Unlike most museums, the Baltimore Maritime Museum doesn't fit within four walls, or walls of any sort. This museum is actually composed of four different historic landmarks, 3 ships and an unusual lighthouse! Perhaps forty years ago I would not have found sea vessels as interesting as I do now. But now I find that facts, figures, and histories of...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Museum of Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baltimore Things to Do

    The museum's neoclassical main building was conceived by John Russell Pope, architect of the National Gallery in Washington DC. This great art museum contains paintings from some of the finest and most noteworthy artists including Matisse, Picasso, C?zanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, and Monet. The Matisse collection is the largest in the Western...

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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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  • Great Blacks in Wax Museum

    4.5 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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  • 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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  • National Katyn Memorial

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This was the first stop on our walking tour, and I had to admit I was unaware of this piece of history. The memorial commemorates those Polish people who were rounded up by Stalin and brought to the Katyn forest and murdered in order to end the resistance to communism in Poland. The number killed was around 20,000. A solemn story, and an...

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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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  • Artscape

    Baltimore Things to Do

    This is the largest free art fair in the entire country. For three days in July, downtown Baltimore comes alive with art exhibits, food booths, live entertainment, and much more. And, this being Baltimore, the fair has a touch of the city's well-known eccentricity. You just never know who's going to come up out of the woodwork with something off...

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  • Civil War Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    At the outset of the Civil War, in April 1861, Maryland was a neutral state. It was, like Kentucky and Missouri, divided right down the middle. So the Confederates tried to seize control of Baltimore, in an effort to surround Washington and make it too vulnerable to defend. A crowd of rebel sympathizers attacked the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer...

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  • Bromo Seltzer Tower

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Built in 1911 by the inventor of Bromo-Seltzer near the now razed Bromo-Seltzer factory, the most interesting feature of this tower, now that the 51 foot revolving blue lighted Bromo-Seltzer bottle is gone, is the still functioning clock which spells out the word Bromo-Seltzer in place of the numbers. The 51 foot bottle was removed in 1936 due to...

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  • Streetcar Museum

    Baltimore Things to Do

    Journey back in time on some of Baltimore's vintage streetcars. From Brills to PCCs, there is plenty to keep you busy, especially if you're a rail fan like me. The museum is great for all ages. Before heading out, have a browse through the gift shop.

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  • Eat!

    What is there to do in Maryland? EAT!This state has some serious good eats. We over-ate the entire trip. You can't visit Maryland especially Baltimore without eating some crabs. The diversity in DC is mind boggling. I'm pretty sure any thing you could think of, you can find it in DC. And even in Maryland's small towns you can find some surprising...

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  • Do DC

    First of all, most ppl are in Maryland for DC. But if you aren't: Anyone that knows me knows that I love day tripping. But to be honest, DC can't be a day trip. Even the Internet laughed when I googled '1 day itenterary to DC'. We still gave it a hardy try. I asked everyone I knew that has been to DC which was their most favorite museum, the...

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  • Drum Point Lighthouse

    Built in 1882, this lighthouse sat in Chesapeake bay until 1970. Today this unique lighthouse is at the Calvert Marine museum on Solomon island

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  • St Mary's City

    St. Mary's is the 4th oldest British city in North America and was settled in 1649. It served as the capital of the colony of Maryland until 1695. Today a park preserves replicas of many of the original buildings of St Mary's.

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  • The Baltimore Museum of Art

    Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the Baltimore Museum of Art now has over 90,000 works of art in its collections, making it the largest art museum in Maryland. Among the highlights of the museum's pieces is the world's largest collection of works by Henri Matisse, and the Cone Collection, which was donated by sisters Claribel and Etta Cone...

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  • The Walters Art Museum

    Established in 1934 and originally called the Walters Art Gallery, the Walters Art Museum contains the collections amassed by William Thompson Walters and his son, Henry Walters. William Thompson Walters began collecting art after he moved to Paris at the outbreak of the American Civil War. Henry Walters later added to the collection, and in 1909...

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  • The Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Baltimore has historically been one of the major centers of industry and manufacturing in the United States. The city had the country's first passenger railroad service, the world's largest copper refinery, the first traffic light, and the oldest gas company in the United States. The Baltimore Museum of Industry was founded in 1977 to celebrate the...

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  • Fort McHenry National Monument and...

    Designed by French architect Jean Foncin, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine was constructed in 1798 to protect the vitally important Port of Baltimore from enemy attack. Its design is in the form of a five-pointed star surrounded by a dry moat. The fort is situated at the tip of Locust Point, which juts into the opening of...

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  • The Maryland Science Center

    The Maryland Science Center opened in 1976, and underwent a major renovation and expansion in 2004. It is operated by the Maryland Academy of Sciences which was founded in 1797, making it the oldest scientific institution in the state, and one of the oldest in the country. The museum has three levels of exhibits, a planetarium, an observatory, and...

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