DC is known for museums, but you’ll be surprised to learn just how many museums are around Charm City. The list goes into the dozens, but today we’re featuring the top 13. If you haven’t visited these unique spots, then be sure to check ’em out soon!
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1. Baltimore Museum of Industry
This unique museum celebrates Maryland’s industrial past. Not only will you gain appreciation for the hard work of previous generations, but you'll also take in beautiful harbor views from this great location.
Address: 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
2. B & O Railroad Museum
Learn about railroad history at this wondrous building in Baltimore. See a turntable demonstration, marvel at old locomotives, and even take a train ride around America's first commercial mile of railroad track. If you know a train lover, then bring them here!
Address: 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223
3. Baltimore Museum of Art
This free museum has a renowned art collection, including paintings, sculptures, and more. There are also ever-changing exhibits that are colorful and inventive. While you're here, be sure to check out the sculpture garden out back as well.
Address: 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218
4. American Visionary Art Museum
This wacky spot has artwork from all sorts of visionaries who use their creativity to make one-of-a-kind creations. You can't miss this place from the exterior, and the works of art are just as whimsical inside. Be sure to keep an open mind when visiting.
Address: 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
5. Geppi's Entertainment Museum
This is a pop-culture museum filled with nostalgic toys, comic books, and more items that will bring back memories. If you're a big kid at heart, then this is a fun place to go.
Address: 301 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201
6. Walters Art Museum
Located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood, Walters Art Museum has an abundance of artifacts that are fascinating to see in person. Exhibits are from all around the world, making for an eye-opening learning experience.
Address: 600 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
7. Port Discovery
This children's museum is perfect for a rainy day. Inside are exhibits that help with learning and coordination, as well as a giant indoor playground that even adults can enjoy. This place is a must-see at least once.
Address: 35 Market Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202
8. Maryland Science Center
This fun place includes a planetarium, science encounters, and ever-changing exhibits. Keep an eye on their schedule for upcoming events that the whole family will love.
Address: 601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
9. Baltimore Streetcar Museum
Streetcars were once a major mode of transportation in Charm City. Today you can still see these vintage structures at Baltimore's Streetcar Museum. You can even take a ride in one, feeling like a step back in time.
Address: 1911 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211
10. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
Sports fans will love this spot in the city. This museum features baseball memorabilia and other sports-related exhibits. Suit up in your favorite jersey and enjoy a day among legends.
Address: 216 Emory St, Baltimore, MD 21230
11. Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe once lived in this quaint rowhome in the city. There's is also a museum attached showing the humble living quarters and antiques that once belonged to the Poe family.
Address: 203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
12. National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
This unique wax museum in Baltimore has over 100 wax figures, featuring scenes and icons throughout black history. It was also the first wax museum of African American history in the entire nation. This place is different, but a must-see.
Address: 1601 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21213
13. Historic Ships in Baltimore
Did you know that you can tour the historic ships in Baltimore's harbor? Take a step back in time when boarding these historic vessels and enjoy learning about their past.
Address: 301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
What are YOUR favorite museums in Baltimore? Let us know below.