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Museum Guide for Baltimore

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Baltimore offers visitors a diverse museum scene, ranging from historical ships to a day of fun inspired by pop culture. With so many choices squeezed into such a compact area, visiting the museums of Baltimore provides you with numerous opportunities to see the many different sides of Charm City!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

History Museums

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore

Speciality Museums

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Ships, Speciality Museums

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Speciality Museums

Baltimore Museum of Art

Art Museums

Maryland Science Center

Science Museums

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Speciality Museums

Port Discovery Children's Museum

Children's Museums

Baltimore Museum of Industry

History Museums, Speciality Museums

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Speciality Museums

Angela A's City Tips

  • Baltimore experiences all four seasons, so be sure to dress accordingly.
  • Be sure to check for multi-museum ticket combinations.
  • The Baltimore Water Taxi offers a fun, cool way to get around. Day passes are available.
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    Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
    History Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum highlights the life of one of Baltimore's favorite residents; author of many critically-acclaimed literary works, Poe is generally accepted as the creator of detective fiction. Tour this great man's former home, and admire many original furnishings and artifacts.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There is a great little gift shop that sells Poe souvenirs, including books, bumper stickers, and more.
    • Guided tours are available, or visitors are welcome to explore the house on their own.
    • Parking is available on the street.
    • The museum is open 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, but be aware that this is seasonal, so check the website for details.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    • Great hidden gem 06/08/2018
    • Small, but Interesting! 22/07/2018
    • Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
    Address:
    203 N Amity St
    Baltimore, MD 21223-2501
    Phone:
    +1 410-462-1763
    Price range:
    US$ 5 - US$ 5
    Other:
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    Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    Ripley's has got to be one of the strangest, most wonderful places on the planet! Located right on the Inner Harbor, this 'odditorium' features artifacts that you won't see anywhere else, such as shrunken heads and a 12 foot Transformer made entirely from spare auto parts.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the Moving Theater and the Mirror Maze.
    • There are discounted, combination tickets available for all three Ripley's attractions.
    • Tickets may be purchased in advance online.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    • Total Fun! 15/08/2018
    • Fun, Alternative Attraction 15/08/2018
    • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore
    Address:
    301 Light St
    Baltimore, MD 21202-1037
    Phone:
    +1 443-615-7878
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Historic Ships in Baltimore
    Ships, Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    Historic Ships in Baltimore displays the US Sloop-of-War Constellation, the US Submarine Torsk, the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake, and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. Go for cultural gold and explore all five attractions at one price, or select one or two ships to explore.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to select the right ticket for your visit, depending on how much time you have to explore the ships. (Bear in mind that the lighthouse is always free.)
    • Check out their overnight programs.
    • Be sure to use the complimentary audio tour wands, available at selected sites.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome for all 16/08/2018
    • Amazing Sights to see 14/08/2018
    • Historic Ships in Baltimore
    Address:
    301 E Pratt St Pier 1
    Baltimore, MD 21202-3134
    Phone:
    +1 410-539-1797
    Price range:
    US$ 18 - US$ 18
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
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    Geppi's Entertainment Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    Geppi's Entertainment Museum celebrates pop culture, with displays and exhibits that showcase vintage toys, comic books, posters, and memorabilia. If you have even a passing interest in comics or illustrations, then this should be at the top of your Baltimore list!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Expect crowds on game days, as the museum is close to Camden Downs.
    • There is metered street parking available, and paid lots nearby.
    • Be sure to visit the gift shop!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • One of the best collections I've ever seen - so sad they closed 10/08/2018
    • Closed, closed & closed 10/08/2018
    • Geppi's Entertainment Museum
    Address:
    301 W Camden St
    Baltimore, MD 21201-2434
    Phone:
    +1 410-625-7060
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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    Baltimore Museum of Art
    Art Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Baltimore Museum of Art offers a fantastic permanent collection, with traveling exhibits continually adding to this already phenomenal attraction. It houses an important African collection along with two landscaped gardens displaying contemporary sculptures. Best of all however, admission is always free!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There are parking meters in front of the museum, as well as paid lots.
    • Be sure to visit the gift shop and take home your favorite print!
    • Some special exhibits and events may require an admission charge.
    • Open Wednesday to Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm. (Closed Monday and Tuesday.)
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • World Class Art Museum 17/08/2018
    • New Curator, Bad Decisions 13/08/2018
    • Baltimore Museum of Art
    Address:
    10 Art Museum Dr
    Baltimore, MD 21218-3898
    Phone:
    +1 443-573-1700
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Maryland Science Center
    Science Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Maryland Science Center is filled to the brim with dinosaurs, science experiments, interactive exhibits, and play areas. It includes SciLab, a real laboratory where families of all ages will love stepping into their roles as experimental scientists!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to also check out the IMAX and the Planetarium.
    • Visit Breakers Cafe when hunger calls.
    • Opening hours are seasonal so check the website for details.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A Bit of Everything! 15/08/2018
    • Great family trip 11/08/2018
    • Maryland Science Center
    Address:
    601 Light St
    Baltimore, MD 21230-3803
    Phone:
    +1 410-685-5225
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tue - Fri
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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    Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum offers you the chance to climb through engines, explore interactive exhibits, and step back in time. And be sure to check out the gift shop before you leave, for its wonderful selection of memorabilia and souvenirs.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you are visiting with children, check out the carousel and miniature train.
    • Don't forget to explore outside, where you may climb aboard the trains.
    • Open Monday to Saturday 10-4pm, and Sunday 11am-4pm.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • History and trains and architecture 17/08/2018
    • Was worth the wait. 15/08/2018
    • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
    Address:
    901 W Pratt St
    Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
    Phone:
    +1 410-752-2490
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
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    Port Discovery Children's Museum
    Children's Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Port Discovery Children's Museum offers an entire building full of activities and exhibits, focused primarily on children and their parents. Kids can go back in time, pretend to run a diner, and even solve mysteries.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check their website for information on discounted "Family Fun" nights.
    • Don't miss the Studio Workshop, where numerous special art projects take place.
    • Be sure to visit the Oasis for singing and storytelling.
    • Opening hours are seasonal so check the website for details.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Needs cleaning and renovation 06/08/2018
    • Awesome for kids 26/07/2018
    • Port Discovery Children's Museum
    Address:
    35 Market Pl
    Baltimore, MD 21202-4002
    Phone:
    +1 410-727-8120
    Price range:
    US$ 16 - US$ 16
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Baltimore Museum of Industry
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Baltimore Museum of Industry is located in an old cannery right off the Inner Harbor. Expect to see plenty of galleries dedicated to industry and technology, as well as recreated buildings and stores.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The museum may be easily reached via the Baltimore Water Taxi.
    • Be sure to check out the recreated garment factory!
    • The gift shop features works of art by local residents.
    • Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. Closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 249 things to do in Baltimore
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Better than You Think! 24/07/2018
    • Go on Saturday and see the linotype machine 22/07/2018
    • Baltimore Museum of Industry
    Address:
    1415 Key Hwy
    Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
    Phone:
    +1 410-727-4808
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
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    Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Sports Legends Museum is conveniently located at Camden Yards, and is a virtual paradise for sporting fans! With a special focus on Baltimore athletes, this museum offers exhibits filled with uniforms, equipment, artifacts, souvenirs, and more!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • When visiting with children, be sure to check out the Locker Room Discovery Zone.
    • There is a special combination ticket that includes entrance to the adjacent Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum.
    • Try the Indoor Soccer Blast!
    • Opening hours are seasonal so check the website prior to visiting.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Baltimore
    • CLOSED 23/08/2017
    • A nice piece of history !!!!!!! 14/05/2017
    • Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards
    Address:
    301 W Camden St
    Baltimore, MD 21201-2434
    Phone:
    +1 410-727-1539
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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