Baltimore Attractions

Discover the charm of Charm City as you visit some of the top Baltimore attractions. This historic seaport city is teeming with activities for a fun-filled vacation or a relaxing weekend. Learn about Baltimore and her people´s rich roles in American history, explore the unique art and culture, enjoy the pleasant outdoors, and squeeze in some shopping on the side.

1st Mariner Arena
Formerly Baltimore Arena, 1st Mariner Arena was built on the site where the Continental Congress met in 1776. Nowadays, you can catch a number of sporting events and attractions, including basketball, hockey, arena football and soccer, as well as various performing artists at this arena. Whether you are in the mood for sports or concerts, you will find something entertaining here.

Address: 201 W Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - MAP
Phone: (410) 347-2089
Web: www.baltimorearena.com

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
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.

Address: 216 Emory St., Baltimore, MD 21230 - MAP
Phone: (410) 727-1539
Web: www.baberuthmuseum.com

Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum
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.

Address: 203 N Amity St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - MAP
Phone: (410) 396-7932
Web: www.eapoe.org

Baltimore Museum of Art
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.

Address: 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218 - MAP
Phone: (410) 396-7100
Web: www.artbma.org

Harborplace and The Gallery
Come by Harborplace & The Gallery for a shopping extravaganza! This festival marketplace contains two, two-story pavilions and a four-story, glass-enclosed building. Each building contains dozens of stores, shopping opportunities, and attractions. Choose from local vendors selling specialized merchandise or look for your favorite chain brands as you take in the sights.

Address: 200 East Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 - MAP
Phone: (410) 332-4191
Web: www.harborplace.com

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
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.

Address: 2400 E Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230 - MAP
Phone: (410) 962-4290
Web: www.nps.gov

M&T Bank Stadium
Home to the Baltimore Ravens, the M&T Bank Stadium is a multi-purpose football stadium. Adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, this stadium first opened in 1988. The stadium changed hands and names three times before settling on M&T Bank in 2003, when the new owners also changed the grass to field turf.

Address: 1101 Russell St., Baltimore, MD 21230 - MAP
Phone: (410) 230-8000
Web: www.baltimoreravens.com

M&T Bank Stadium
Let your wild side roam free at the Maryland Zoo. Located in Druid Hill Park, this zoo first opened its doors to the wild things in 1876. One of the oldest zoos in the country, the Maryland Zoo is the home of more than 2,000 animal attractions, including the African black footed penguins, gorillas, polar bears, elephants, African big cats, and much, much more!

Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217 - MAP
Phone: (410) 366-5466
Web: www.marylandzoo.org

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall opened in 1982 and has a seating capacity of 2,443 people. This modern-style concert hall is conveniently located between the Cultural Center Station and the State Center Station, so travel to and from the Meyerhoff is made simple.

Address: 1212 Cathedral St., Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201 - MAP
Phone: (410) 783-8000
Web: www.bsomusic.org

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Home to the Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a Major League Baseball ballpark built in 1992. Designed as a "retro" major league ballpark, Oriole Park closely resembles the old jewel box parks. Get a good view of the downtown skyline as you watch the game, and be sure to stop by the statue of Babe Ruth just outside the stadium.

Address: 333 W Camden St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - MAP
Phone: (410) 333-1560
Web: www.baltimore.orioles.mlb.com

National Aquarium in Baltimore
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.

Address: 501 E Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 - MAP
Phone: (410) 576-3800
Web: www.aqua.org

USS Constellation
Tour the historic USS Constellation. Part of the Historic Ships in Baltimore, one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world, the USS Constellation was commissioned in 1855 and served until World War I. After her second decommission, this Civil War Era sloop-of-war was moved to Baltimore´s Inner Harbor and preserved.

Address: 301 E Pratt St., Pier 1, Baltimore, MD 21201 - MAP
Phone: (410) 539-1797
Web: www.historicships.org

Port Discovery Children´s Museum
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.

Address: 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 - MAP
Phone: (410) 727-8120
Web: www.portdiscovery.org

Washington Monument State Park
You can find several monuments and attractions commemorating George Washington throughout the states of Maryland and Virginia. The Washington Monument State Park contains the first monument built for the first President. Built in 1827, this historic stone monument still stands proud near the summit of South Mountain´s Monument Knob.

Address: 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown, MD 21769 - MAP
Phone: (301) 791-4767
Web: www.dnr.state.md.us

Inner Harbor
Visit the Inner Harbor for a fun time. This historic seaport serves as an iconic landmark and a major tourist attraction. Located on the Patapsco River, the harbor contains several museums, entertainment venues, and historic vessels. You can find plenty to see, do, and eat along this scenic waterway!

Phone: (410) 659-7300
Web: www.baltimore.org

Mount Vernon
The Mount Vernon neighborhood in Baltimore, distinctly separate from the plantation in Virginia, is one of the city´s oldest neighborhoods and serves as the city´s cultural district. This National Landmark Historic District is named after the home of George Washington, and contains the original Washington Monument.

Web: www.mvcd.org