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American Visionary Museum
800 Key Highway

This national museum and education center for outstanding original works of art created by intuitive, self-taught artists is located on a 1.1 acre wonderland campus featuring three historical and renovated industrial buildings, sculpture gardens, a museum store, and restaurant. Adults: $16.

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–6:00 PM

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
216 Emory Street

A national historic site, this museum is the birthplace of Babe Ruth. See rare artifacts, photos, videos, and more. The museum is located two blocks from Camden Yards. Adults: $6.

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum and its signature 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse is a unique venue unlike any other. Here, you can explore one of the most impressive and extensive railroad collections in the world. Dating back to the earliest roots of American railroading, the assemblage comprises vintage locomotives and rolling stock, historic buildings, and small objects illustrating the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's impact on the American transportation landscape. Adults: $16.

Monday–Saturday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Sunday, 11:00 AM–4:00 PM

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Museum Drive

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally-renowned collection of nineteenth century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the Baltimore Museum of Art today has 90,000 works of art — including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, fifteenth through nineteenth century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of twentieth century sculpture that is an oasis in the city. Adults: Free.

Wednesday–Friday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

Edgar Allan Poe House, Museum, and Grave
Grave: Southeast Corner of Fayette and Green Street
House and Museum: 203 Amity Street

The burying grounds and catacombs where Poe is resting will be closed during our Annual Meetings. However, the cemetery gates are open to the public daily. Please call for more details.

Gravesite Open Daily, 8:00 AM–Dusk

George Peabody Library
17 East Mount Vernon Place

This temple of terrific tomes makes for a memorable group getaway, particularly for book lovers and architecture buffs. Home to more than 300,000 editions, many of them from the nineteenth century, the library is unquestionably one of the most striking of its kind in the United States, if not the entire world. Located on the Peabody campus of Johns Hopkins University, the structure was completed in 1878 with a unique Neo-Greco interior highlighted by black-and-white marble flooring and an ornamental skylight set above elaborate columns and balconies. The collections are available for public use, adding to the venue's allure as an appealing but often overlooked attraction.

Tuesday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Geppi's Entertainment Museum
301 West Camden Street

Geppi's Entertainment Museum is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden. Where else can you revisit your childhood and get back in touch with old friends that entertained you in the past through comic strips and books, radio and television shows, films, cartoons, and so much more? The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts, including comics, toys, dolls, games, and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G. I. Joe, and many more. Geppi's Entertainment Museum is the home of "pop culture with character!" Adults: $10.

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Closed Monday

Jewish Museum of Baltimore
15 Lloyd Street

The Jewish Museum of Baltimore is America's leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture, and community. The museum is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from the Inner Harbor. Here at the museum, visitors can uncover the roots of Jewish history in our landmark historic sites – the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845 and now the nation’s third oldest surviving synagogue, and B'nai Israel Synagogue, built in 1876 and still home to a vibrant congregation. Our museum campus includes three exhibition galleries featuring fascinating and diverse exhibitions that explore in depth the Jewish American experience. The museum offers a wide range of programs and special events for children, adults, and families, as well as a research library and family history center. Adults: $8.

Sunday–Thursday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Maryland Art Place
8 Market Place

Maryland Art Place, a nonprofit center for contemporary art established in 1981, encourages artistic expression through innovative programming and exhibitions.

Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street

Located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the Science Center has three levels of hands-on exhibits waiting to be explored. Save time for an IMAX film, planetarium show, or watch live science experiments on the demo stage. Adults: $18.

Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sunday, 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

National Aquarium, Baltimore
501 East Pratt Street

Stunning exhibits and more than 11,000 aquatic animals, plus the widely-lauded exhibit Animal Planet Australia, make this Inner Harbor destination Baltimore's most popular attraction. Express entry is available when you purchase tickets online. Adults: $30.

Monday–Thursday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
1601 East North Avenue

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is among the nation’s most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. Because it is a wax museum committed solely to the study and preservation of African American history, it is also among the most unique. The presentation of life-size, life-like wax figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry defines its uniqueness. This museum, the first one of wax in Baltimore and the first wax museum of African American history in the nation, is the brainchild of Elmer and Joanne Martin. The museum was established in 1983. Adults: $13.

Tuesday–Saturday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
Closed Monday

National Heritage Area Trails and Tours
401 Light Street

Discover Baltimore – hear stories of America’s Charmed City – exploring landmarks associated with the War of 1812, the Civil War, and learn about industry and commerce in a port city and the struggles and triumphs of the diverse peoples of America.

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
830 East Pratt Street

Visitors will learn how 200 years of slavery wrenched and sometimes broke the bonds of family and community among African Americans in Maryland. Men, women, and children were torn from their loved ones, isolated, and sold to strangers. Yet Maryland’s African Americans continuously renewed these bonds of family and community. Black Marylanders created tools for survival and self-determination, proving the power of their commitment to one another by rebuilding families and sustaining communities of worship, neighborhoods, towns, and social organizations. Adults: $8.

Wednesday–Saturday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
301 Light Street

Ripley’s newest Believe It or Not! Odditorium has over 10,000 square feet of incredible artifacts collected from all around the world. It features hundreds of unbelievable interactive exhibits, a 4-D moving theater, and the Marvelous Mirror Maze. Adults: $18.

Monday–Saturday, 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards
301 West Camden Street

This 22,000 square-foot museum includes exhibits devoted to Johnny Unitas, the Baltimore Orioles and Colts, and Baltimore's Negro Leagues, as well as the Maryland Terrapins and college athletics. The nearby Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum showcases material devoted exclusively to the Sultan of Swat. Adults: $8.

Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Closed Monday

Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street

The Walters Art Museum is internationally-renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from predynastic Egypt to twentieth century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi, medieval ivories, Old Master paintings, Art Nouveau jewelry, and nineteenth century European and American masterpieces. Adults: Free.

Wednesday–Sunday, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Closed Monday and Tuesday

*Please note that hours are subject to change. Please check with the facility prior to visiting to ensure that no changes have been made since this information was posted in this publication.


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