Places To Visit In Baltimore Area
BABE RUTH & SPORTS LEGENDS MUSEUM
TWO DYNAMIC SPORTS MUSEUMS
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum presents the life and times of George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Baltimore’s native son who became America’s first sports celebrity and an international icon.
Sports Legends Museum is the state’s sports history headquarters. It features exhibits of the Baltimore Orioles, Colts, Ravens, and Blast; Orioles Hall of Fame; Negro League teams; The Preakness; the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame; regional college athletics; Locker Room –Kids’ Discovery Room; and more…
Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum
216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD
Sports Legends Museum
RELOCATING TBA 410-727-1539
The neighborhood is named for the prominent hill that is easily viewed from the Inner Harbor area, to which the neighborhood forms the physical south boundary. The hillside is a lush green and serves as a community park.
Fell’s Point is a historic waterfront neighborhood since about 1763 in the southeastern area of the City of Baltimore, in Maryland, along the north shore of the Baltimore Harbor and the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River
The Baltimore Zoo was created by act of the Maryland state legislature on April 7, 1876. (Its name was changed to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in 2004.) The Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States, behind Philadelphia (1873) and Cincinnati (1874). It actually had its beginnings as early as 1862, when the first of many citizens gave animals (the first being 4 swans) to Druid Hill Park for public display.
Today the 135-plus acre zoo property is owned by the City of Baltimore and leased to the State of Maryland. The Maryland Zoological Society, established in 1967, operates the Zoo under a lease agreement with the state. The Zoological Society assumed full management of the Zoo in 1984. Currently the Zoo’s animal collection encompasses birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, representing nearly 200 species. Animals are displayed in natural settings replicating their native habitats.
Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland, is a coastal star-shaped fort best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay September 13–14, 1814
AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is an art museum located in Baltimore, Maryland’s Federal Hill neighborhood at 800Key Highway. The museum specializes in the preservation and display of outsider art (also known as “intuitive art,” “raw art,” or “art brut”). The city agreed to give the museum a piece of land on the south shore of the Inner Harbor under the condition that its organizers would clean up residual pollution from a copper paint factory and a whiskey warehouse that formerly occupied the site. It has been designated by Congress as America’s national museum for self-taught art.
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230 | (410)-244-1900 |http://www.avam.org/
HISTORIC SHIPS IN BALTIMORE
Historic Ships in Baltimore represent one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world. Located within easy walking distance of each other, the US Sloop-of-War Constellation, the US Submarine Torsk, the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, and the Lightship Chesapeake exhibit life at sea from the mid-19th century to the mid-1980’s. Also included in the collection is the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse which marked the entrance to the Patapsco River and Baltimore Harbor for over 130 years.
30 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 | 410-539-1797 | http://www.historicships.org/
B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM
The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum exhibiting historic railroad equipment in Baltimore, Maryland, originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum when it opened on July 4, 1953.
B&O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 | 410-752-2490 | http://www.borail.org/
GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is dedicated to presenting the story of popular culture since the nation’s earliest days in an entertaining and educational fashion so that our guests have the unique opportunity to walk through a timeline that parallels and is entwined with history as a whole.
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 | 410-625-7060 | http://www.geppismuseum.com/Home/7/1/52/500
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY
The Baltimore Museum of Industry collects, preserves, and interprets the industrial and technological heritage of the Baltimore region for the public by presenting educational programs and exhibitions that explore the stories of Maryland’s industries and the people who created and worked in them. Our goals are to provide the best educational experience for the community, to teach about the fascinating history of Baltimore, and to promote lifelong intergenerational learning
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore, MD 21230 | 410-727-4808 | http://thebmi.org/
BALTIMORE STREETCAR MUSEUM
The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is a non-profit museum located at 1901 Falls Road in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum is dedicated to preserving Baltimore’s public transportation history, especially the streetcar era.
Baltimore StreetCar Museum
1901 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211 | 410-547-0264 | http://www.baltimorestreetcar.org/
Welcome to Port Discovery Children’s Museum, ranked among the top 12 children’s museums in the United States! (Forbes)
Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. Toddle and crawl through Tot Trails. Get healthy and fit in Kick It Up!. Splish splash in Wonders of Water. Shop and pump gas at the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill’er Up Station. Cook and serve food in Tiny’s Diner or climb and slide through KidWorks, a 3-story urban treehouse.
With so many areas to climb and explore, be sure to wear closed toe, flat soled shoes and comfortable clothes so you can enjoy a fun and safe learning experience through the adventure of play!
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 | 410-727-8120 | http://www.portdiscovery.org/
The National Aquarium houses several exhibits including the Upland Tropical Rain Forest, a multiple-story Atlantic Coral Reef, an open ocean shark tank, and Australia: Wild Extremes, which won the “Best Exhibit” award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2008. The aquarium also has a 4D Immersion Theater. The aquarium opened a marine mammal pavilion in 1990 and currently holds eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Of the eight, six were born at the National Aquarium, one was born at another American aquarium, and one was collected by another aquarium in the late 1970s or early 1980s from U.S. waters.
Baltimore Nationa Aquarium
50 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 | 410-576-3800 | http://www.aqua.org/
Maryland Science Center at Baltimore
One of the oldest scientific institutions in the United States, the Maryland Science Center is a learning center for all ages and was originally a meeting place for an amateur scientific society where members would discuss papers on a variety of natural science topics.
At the Maryland Science Center, you’ll find three floors of demonstrations designed to exercise your imagination and challenge your mind. You can see exciting combustible reactions and eye-boggling optical illusions or learn about lasers, to name a few highlights. Hands-on exhibits include a voyage through the human body and learning how microbes work for us. The center also features many traveling exhibits, so there’s always something new to see and learn.
Maryland Science Center at Baltimore
601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 | 410-685-5225 | http://www.mdsci.org/
Baltimore Water Taxi
A proud history afloat
Baltimore is steeped in a proud and rich nautical tradition. For more than 35 years the Baltimore Water Taxi’s blue and white fleet has proven itself to be an integral part of the city’s history and culture. In fact, we’re as much a part of the city’s history as the revitalized Inner Harbor.
The Water Taxi is more than a jaunt across the harbor; it’s a Baltimore institution and a way of life. Every day, thousands of residents and visitors not only rely on us to take them safely to their destinations, they appreciate our knowledge of the area and our courteous service. And every day, hundreds of local businesses rely on us to deliver customers to their locations. We know the city. We love the city. We keep the city moving. We help keep businesses thriving. And most importantly, we offer the most unique way to see Baltimore and provide an unforgettable experience that keeps our passengers coming back again and again.
Welcome to Baltimore! Welcome aboard!
The backbone of any great city is transportation. That’s why we’re introducing the Charm City Circulator (CCC), a fleet of 30 free shuttles that travel four routes in Baltimore City.
We service residents, downtown employees, students and tourists and anyone else who wishes to ride. The shuttle is intended to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas pollution by offering a convenient, reliable and eco-friendly form of public transportation.
The CCC consists of four separate routes—the Green Route which runs from City Hall to Fells Point to Johns Hopkins, the Purple Route which runs from Penn Station to Federal Hill, the Orange Route which runs from Hollins Market to Harbor East and the Banner Route which runs from the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry.
We’re not only dedicated to offering a stellar form of public transportation that links critical parts of the city—we are interested in doing it in the cleanest way possible. That’s why we’ve chosen Hybrid Electric vehicles—the first fleet of this type in a major metropolitan area. The Charm City Circulator was
also implemented as a part of the City of Baltimore’s initiative of a “cleaner, greener Baltimore.”
We encourage all of our residents and visitors to use this service—not only is it free, it’s efficient. A shuttle arrives every 10 -15 minutes at the designated stops on each route.
Use it as your connector to your regular train, bus or commuter lot—or just to get a taste of all Baltimore City has to offer.