Baltimore Museums & History

Baltimore Museums & HistoryLearn about the rich history and culture of the city of Baltimore. Take to the great outdoors to see some of the city´s most historical sites. Or, head indoors to take in the beautiful and unique works in the art museums and galleries. Baltimore is also home to a number of museums dedicated to interesting and odd topics - from railroads to dentistry.

American Visionary Art Museum
If you appreciate the growing admiration of self-taught and expressive art, don´t miss out on the American Visionary Art Museum. Dedicated to preserving and displaying a variety of non-traditional, visionary art, this is also a fun place to enjoy raw art in all its forms.

Address: 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, MD 21230 - MAP
Phone: (410) 244-1900
Web: www.avam.org

Baltimore Museum of Art
Founded in 1914, the Baltimore Museum of Art currently contains a collection of over 90,000 internationally renowned 19th-century, modern, and contemporary works of art. See pieces by Matisse, Picasso, van Gogh, Renoir and many others on this journey of art throughout the recent ages.

Address: 10 Art Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218 - MAP
Phone: (443) 573-1700
Web: www.artbma.org

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Get a whole new perspective of history when you visit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Forget the dry, dull textbooks. Walk where history was made, in a fort that saw a great deal of battle during the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. Visit the displays and exhibits or even take a tour at this beautiful monument of American history.

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

The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Learn, through pictures, artifacts and personal accounts, about the American Jewish experience in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland. The Jewish Museum of Maryland is the only American museum preserving and displaying two historic synagogues. Find out more about the two great waves of Jewish immigrants to Baltimore in this historic Jewish neighborhood.

Address: 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD 21202 - MAP
Phone: (410) 732-6400
Web: www.jewishmuseummd.org

The Walters Art Museum
Experience history from around the world at The Walters Art Museum. Opened in 1934, this public art museum has a large collection of art and artifacts on display. Check out the massive permanent collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artifacts, medieval ivories, illuminated manuscripts, Renaissance bronzes, Old Master and 19th-century paintings, Chinese ceramics and more.

Address: 600 N Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - MAP
Phone: (410) 547-9000
Web: www.thewalters.org

Homewood House
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.

Address: 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218 - MAP
Phone: (410) 516-5589
Web: www.museums.jhu.edu

Maryland Science Center
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.

Address: 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230 - MAP
Phone: (410) 685-2370
Web: www.mdsci.org

National Museum of Dentistry
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.

Address: 31 S Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - MAP
Phone: (410) 706-0600
Web: www.dentalmuseum.org

B&O Railroad Museum
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.

Address: 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223 - MAP
Phone: (410) 752-2388
Web: www.borail.org

Also...

USS Constellation

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

Port Discovery Children´s Museum

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

National Aquarium in Baltimore

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

Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum

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

Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum

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

Baltimore Tattoo Museum

Address: 1534 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21231 - MAP
Phone: (410) 522-5800
Web: www.baltimoretattoomuseum.net