Baltimore Museums Nearby

A great location at the Inner Harbor, the Maryland Science Center has been named one of the "10-Best Science Centers for Families" by Parent's Magazine. It's a great excuse to find the child in you and go play. Maryland's oldest scientific institution, the Maryland Science Center started as the Maryland Academy of Sciences in 1797.

(410) 685-2370

Just a block from Rachael’s Dowry, this is an interesting museum, even if you're not a baseball fan. Babe Ruth was born here, in his grandfather's home. Babe was America's first sports celebrity, and his influence goes well beyond baseball.

(410) 727-1539

Located near the harbor, this museum highlights the many industries that started in Baltimore. It's amazing what came from this city.  There are several “hands on” displays and it's fun for all ages.  If it was made in the USA, it probably began in Baltimore.

(410) 727-4808

Located a short 3 blocks away, this museum is the home of the first dental school in the United States.  George Washington's teeth, a tooth jukebox, and Queen Victoria's dental instruments are just a few of the interesting things to see here.

(410) 706-0600

A most unusual art museum, AVAM celebrates untrained artists in its 3 buildings. They generally have a featured exhibit that is always intriguing, and their permanent collection is varied, and fun. This is the best gift shop in town, and the cafe there is a nice place to stop for lunch.

(410) 244-1900

The Cone Sisters, whose best friend was Gertrude Stein, collected art in the early 20th Century and gathered one of the best collections of Impressionist Art, and the largest collection of Matisse paintings, in the world. Free admission and a fabulous restaurant make the Baltimore Museum of Art a must-see for anyone who loves art and history.

(443) 573-1700

William Thompson Walters and his son Henry Walters, began collecting art and antiques in the mid-19th century. Their collection evolved into this public museum that now encompasses 4 beautiful mansions in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. With a Tiffany Rotunda and one of the largest Fabergé collections in the world, this free museum is located right next to the original Washington Monument and across the square from the architecturally phenomenal Peabody Library - worth sticking your head in to see it.

Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, the Reginald F Lewis Museum showcases 400 years of Maryland's African American History. It's vast collection serves to highlight the rich contributions of African American Marylanders, and was named for Baltimore's native son, who was the first African American to build a billion-dollar company, TLC Beatrice International Holdings.

443-263-1800

Located in an historic roundhouse, the B&O Railroad Museum showcases the most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts, history and locomotives in the Western Hemisphere. Even if you're not a railroad afficionado, you'll have fun exploring the extensive museum buildings and grounds, and touching the Railroad that opened up America's Western Frontier. Every Christmas holiday they offer a brilliant Polar Express train trip that will have every child and their parents "believing"! 

(410) 752-2490