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Baltimore Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins at the Maryland Science Center within the Inner Harbor. Just rev up that smart phone and see where it takes you on this 3-hour challenge. This well-designed course will have you venturing our along the harbor and walking to interesti including to Little Italy and the Flag House.  Take some time during the tour to stop for a bite to eat (at own expense) or simply enjoy the best of this great harbor city. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Baltimore into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of 'The Amazing Race' with a 3-hour city walking tour. With your smart phone as your virtual guide teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Note: Pricing is per individual
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Dynamite Day Tour: Small Group DC Bus Tour
"The small group bus tours in Washington DC by this tour operator strive to give the best guest experience possible! They do everything possible to make sure our guests don't feel like they are being herded around. Our guides share stories that gr as well as the visitors from other countries plus they have a number of ways to engage our guests throughout every tour because the last thing they want is for people to feel like they are stuck in a rolling classroom. The guides on this tour excel in helping guests get all the pictures they want yet still have the time & freedom to explore on their own at most locations. At the following locations your DC tour guide will share the stories that keep everyone entertained and engaged at the beginning of each visit to these American treasures. Most stops last 10-20 minutes and after hearing some great American history guides will help take any photos our guests want then allow a few minutes to wonder on your own.US Capitol White House WWII Memorial Thomas Jefferson Memorial Franklin Roosevelt Memorial Martin Luther King Memorial Korean War Memorial
From $85.00
 
Epic Evening Tour: Small Group Bus Tour
"These nightly small group bus tours in Washington DC by this local tour operator strive to give the best guest experience possible! They do everything possible to make sure guests don't feel like they are being herded around. On this evening tour of DC you won't have to worry about keeping up with your guide or a crowded tour. Our guides share stories that grandparents & grandchildren will enjoy as well as our visitors from other countries plus they have a number of ways to engage guests throughout every tour because the last thing they want is for people to feel like they are stuck in a rolling classroom. These guides excel in helping guests get all the pictures they want yet still provide the time & freedom to explore on their own at most locations even on a night tour. At the following locations your DC tour guide will share the stories that keep everyone entertained & engaged at the beginning of each visit to these American treasures. Most stops last 10-20 minutes and after hearing some great American history guides will help take any photos our guests want
From $55.00

B&O Railroad Museum Tips (4)

TRAINS, TRAINS, TRAINS!

Trains fascinate us, so we've visited many museums to see these powerful machines of transport.

The Baltimore B&O Railroad Museum houses collections from the beginning of the Age of the Railroad to every phase of the industry as it developed. In fact, it is touted as having the finest collection of 19th century steam engines in the country. Anyone who loves trains will enjoy this museum!

Hours are Mon.-Fri. from 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-4 pm. The museum is closed on most holidays. Admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $8 for children 2-12; free for children under 2. **Train rides are included in the admission price on Tues.-Sun. from April-December. (May be cancelled in inclement weather)

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Feb 07, 2007

Baltimore & Ohio Railway Museum

Today, the B&O Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading through the history and legacy of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, the Western Maryland Railway, and the regional railroads of the mid-Atlantic.

In 1999, the B&O Railroad Museum joined the Smithsonian Institution's Affiliates Program becoming the first railroad museum and the first museum in Maryland to hold that distinction.

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Jan 09, 2003

The Birthplace of the American Railroad

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 December. There's not a whole lot to see, but it's still a historic experience.

The old Roundhouse, where locomotives and rolling stock were once maintained, now houses some of the oldest ones in existence. The museum also has some nice model trains, and a collection of railroad memorabilia. This includes the First Stone, laid down on July 4, 1828, by Charles Carrollton--the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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Tom_Fields
Nov 10, 2008

B&O Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum is one of the premire railroad museums in the country. It has an extensive collection of engine and railroad cars. It is a must for any railroad lover.

Fellow VT Member GrandmaR informed me that the roof to the B&O Museum collapsed during the harsh winter of 2003. It is uncertain when or if the museum will open again.

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Jun 17, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Baltimore

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Inner Harbor

This screwpile lighthouse served to mark the entrance to Baltimore Harbor from 1856 till 1988. Today its sit on the end of Pier 5 along with some historic ships that make up a sort of maritime museum.
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National Aquarium

Since its opening in 1981, the National Aquarium has been one of the major sights at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Its striking modern architecture of a pyramidal roof, colorful rectangles and cylindrical...
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Phoenix Shot Tower

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...
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Basillica of the Assumption

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...
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Lexington Market

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...
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Walters Art Museum

Main Hall of Walters Museum is looking like Italian classic Palazzo. It has transparent roof made out of glass and that why there is always light inside. Its galleries and columns constitute excellent...
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