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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD 21230   Directions

(410) 244-1900


See the world through different eyes at the American Visionary Art Museum, America´s national art museum dedicated to self-taught art. This imaginative art museum sponsors themed exhibitions featuring the works of different local and national artists. All exhibits focus on a central theme, meant to bring awareness to certain social and cultural issues.

B&O Railroad Museum

901 W Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21223   Directions

(410) 752-2490


Ride the rails at the B&O Railroad Museum, located in the old Mount Clare Station. Known as one of the birthplaces of American railroading, this historical building now houses a large collection of 19th and 20th century artifacts related to America's railroads. Perfect for educating and entertaining children and adults, this museum offers plenty of interactive exhibits, such as the model trains.

Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum

216 Emory St
Baltimore, MD 21230   Directions

(410) 727-1539


Hit a home run when you visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum. Born in 1895 at a Baltimore row house just a long fly ball from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Babe Ruth is one of the most legendary figures in baseball history. Learn about his early past, his passion for baseball, and his legacy when you tour the exhibits and attractions in his childhood home.

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr
Baltimore, MD 21218   Directions

(443) 573-7100


Since 1914, the Baltimore Museum of Art has housed an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern and contemporary art. Even the building itself, designed to resemble a Roman Temple, is a piece of art. Art lovers must stop by the Cone Collection, which contains works by master artists like Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, Manet, and van Gogh.

Baltimore Tattoo Museum

1534 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21231   Directions

(410) 522-5800


Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum

203 N Amity St
Baltimore, MD 21201   Directions

(410) 462-1763


Shed some light on the dark and mysterious American gothic writer when you visit the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. Famous for his haunting poetry and short stories, Poe began his life in this two-and-a-half story duplex. The home has been converted to represent and reflect the life of Poe and contains materials owned by Poe such as his writing desk, on public display. Fans of literature will appreciate this attraction.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230   Directions

(410) 962-4290


Visit the iconic, star-shaped Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Best known for its role during the War of 1812, this fort is the one that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner." Stop by the visitor´s center for information about the history and culture of this site, or learn more about nature and science at this expansive landmark attraction.

Homewood Museum

3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218   Directions

(410) 516-5589


Visit the Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University to get an intimate look at life in early 19th-century Baltimore. Take a guided tour around the museum and learn interesting facts from your well-informed guide as you take in the sights of fine and decorative art objects from the Carroll family who used to live there.

Maryland Science Center

601 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21230   Directions

(410) 685-2370


One of the oldest scientific institutions in the nation, the Maryland Science Center has undergone quite a few changes since its inception in 1797. The most recent renovation in 2004 expanded the facility and added new exhibitions on all levels. In addition to the exhibits, the Science Center also houses a planetarium, observatory, and an IMAX theater.

National Aquarium in Baltimore

501 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202   Directions

(410) 576-3800


Discover the world from under the sea at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Built to inspire visitors to celebrate and nurture the world´s aquatic habitats, from tropical rain forests to coral reefs, this public aquarium contains three buildings worth of fascinating creatures and family fun. Among major attractions are the dolphin display, central ray pool, multiple-story shark tank and the rooftop rainforest.

National Museum of Dentistry

31 S Greene St
Baltimore, MD 21201   Directions

(410) 706-0600


Become well versed in the history and procedures of dentistry at the National Museum of Dentistry. A Smithsonian affiliate, this lively center covers the vast expanse and evolution of dentistry throughout history and the world. Located in the home of the world´s first dental school, this unique museum contains a number of artifacts as well as fun and interactive exhibits.

Port Discovery Children´s Museum

35 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202   Directions

(410) 727-8120


Visit the "kid-powered" Port Discovery Children´s Museum, designed specifically for guests between the ages of 2 and 10. Ranked among the Top 5 Children´s Museums by Child Magazine, Port Discovery offers three floors of interactive, hands-on exhibitions, attractions, and programs that will spark imaginations.

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