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  • 1. American Visionary Art Museum

    Federal Hill | Museum/Gallery

    The nation's primary museum and education center for self-taught or "outsider" art has won great acclaim by both museum experts and those who...Read More

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    2. Baltimore Museum of Art

    Charles Village | Museum/Gallery

    Works by Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, and Monet are among the 90,000 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts on exhibit...Read More

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  • 3. Maryland Science Center

    Inner Harbor | Museum/Gallery

    Originally known as the Maryland Academy of Sciences, this 200-year-old scientific institution is one of the oldest in the United States. Now...Read More

  • 4. Port Discovery Children's Museum

    Inner Harbor | Museum/Gallery

    At this interactive museum, adults are encouraged to play every bit as much as children. A favorite attraction is the three-story KidWorks,...Read More

  • 5. Walters Art Museum

    Mount Vernon | Museum/Gallery

    The Walters' prodigious collection of more than 30,000 artworks provides an organized overview of human history over 5,500 years, from the 3rd...Read More

  • 6. B&O Railroad Museum

    West Baltimore | Museum/Gallery

    The famous Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was founded on the site that now houses this museum, which contains more than 120 full-size locomotives...Read More

  • 7. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

    West Baltimore | House/Mansion/Villa

    This plain brick row house, three blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, was the birthplace of "the Bambino." Although Ruth was born here...Read More

  • 8. Baltimore Civil War Museum-President Street Station

    Harbor East | Museum/Gallery

    President Street Station offers a glimpse of the violence and divided loyalties that the war caused in Maryland, a state caught in the middle...Read More

  • 9. Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Federal Hill | Museum/Gallery

    Baltimore is proud of its blue-collar roots. The fascinating and kid-friendly Baltimore Museum of Industry is housed in an 1865 oyster cannery...Read More

  • 10. Baltimore Streetcar Museum

    Station North Arts District | Museum/Gallery

    This often-overlooked museum lets you travel back to an era when streetcars dominated city thoroughfares. A film traces the vehicle's evolution...Read More

  • 11. Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry

    West Baltimore | Museum/Gallery

    This unusual museum, which has a set of George Washington's dentures, is on the Baltimore campus of the University of Maryland, the world's...Read More

  • 12. Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum


    Ellicott City was the B&O Railroad's first stop. The Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station, built in 1831, is the oldest surviving railroad...Read More

  • 13. Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park

    Fells Point | Museum/Gallery

    Fells Point was once a busy shipyard that employed thousands of people—including Civil War statesman and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. This...Read More

  • 14. Geppi's Entertainment Museum

    Inner Harbor | Museum/Gallery

    Fans of comic books and pop culture have plenty to take in at this museum. A stone's throw from the baseball park in Camden Yards, it has thousands...Read More

  • 15. Great Blacks in Wax Museum

    East Baltimore | Museum/Gallery

    Though not as convincing as the likenesses at a Madame Tussauds, the more than 100 wax figures on display here do a good job of recounting the...Read More

  • 16. Havre de Grace Decoy Museum


    The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, housed in a converted power plant, has 1,200 facsimiles of ducks, geese, and swans made from wood, iron, cork...Read More

  • 17. Historic Ships in Baltimore

    Inner Harbor | Museum/Gallery

    Consisting of three docked vessels and a restored lighthouse, this museum gives a good sense of Baltimore's maritime heritage as well as American...Read More

  • 18. Homewood House Museum

    Charles Village | Museum/Gallery

    This elegant Federal-period mansion was once the home of Charles Carroll Jr., son of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration...Read More

  • 19. Jewish Museum of Maryland

    Historic Jonestown | Museum/Gallery

    Sandwiched between two 19th-century synagogues, the Jewish Museum of Maryland has changing exhibits of art, photography, and documents related...Read More

  • 20. Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

    Tuscany-Canterbury | Museum/Gallery

    Photos, objects, and videos tell the history of lacrosse, a very popular sport in Maryland. One room is dedicated to outstanding players who...Read More

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