Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Baltimore

Evergreen Museum

Well worth the drive out, this grand 19th-century mansion provides a fascinating glimpse into upper-class Baltimore life of the 1800s. The house is packed with fine art and masterpieces of the decorative arts – incl…
Top Choice Museum in Baltimore

American Visionary Art Museum

Housing a jaw-dropping collection of self-taught (or 'outsider' art), AVAM is a celebration of unbridled creativity utterly free of arts-scene pretension. You'll find broken-mirror collages, homemade robots and flyi…
Top Choice Museum in Baltimore

Walters Art Museum

Don't pass up this excellent, eclectic gallery: it spans more than 55 centuries, from ancient to contemporary, with excellent displays of Asian treasures, rare and ornate manuscripts and books, and a comprehensive …
Aquarium in Baltimore

National Aquarium

Standing seven stories high and capped by a glass pyramid, this is widely considered to be the best aquarium in America, with 20,000 creatures of more than 700 species, a rooftop rainforest, a central ray pool and a…
Museum in Baltimore

Maryland Historical Society

With more than 350,000 objects and seven million books and documents, this is one of the largest collections of Americana in the world. Highlights include one of three surviving Revolutionary War officer's uniforms,…
Monument in Baltimore

Washington Monument

For the best views of Baltimore, climb the 228 steps of the 178ft-tall Doric column dedicated to America's Founding Father, George Washington. It was designed by Robert Mills, who also created DC's Washington Monume…
Historic Site in Baltimore

Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

On September 13 and 14, 1814, this star-shaped fort successfully repelled a British navy attack during the Battle of Baltimore. After a long night of bombs bursting in the air, prisoner Francis Scott Key saw, 'by da…
Church in Baltimore

Basilica of the Assumption

Also known as America's First Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (much more commonly known as the Basilica of the Assumption) is one of the city's most promin…
Museum in Baltimore

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

This excellent African American history museum has exhibits on Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr and Barack Obama, as well as lesser-known figures, such as explorer Matthew Henson. The museu…
Museum in Baltimore

Baltimore Maritime Museum

Ship-lovers can take a tour through four historic ships: a Coast Guard cutter that saw action in Pearl Harbor, a 1930 lightship, a submarine active in WWII and the USS Constellation – one of the last sail-powered wa…