Posted on October 20, 2018
Maryland's rich and unique history is reflected in the dozens of museums we have scattered around the place. You're never at a loss for fun, educational field trip opportunities around here. Most of these places are relatively cheap and a few of them are absolutely free! Here are four of our favorites.
Where: 201 W Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21201
- Wednesday to Saturdays: 10AM-5PM
- Sundays: 12PM - 5PM
- Adults: $9
- Seniors: $7
- Students with ID: $6
- Children 3-18: $6
- Children 3 and under: Free. (Note: Admission free for MDHS Members)
Summary: Located in Mount Vernon, the Maryland Historical Society is the state's oldest continually operating cultural Institution. Founded in 1844, the MDHS features over 7 million unique artifacts from Maryland's past, including a treasure trove of paintings, documents, antiques and manuscripts, including the original copy of Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner. They offer unique educational programs for kids and a very detailed genealogy index where they could trace their roots back to Maryland's Colony days.
Where: 216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
- Baseball Season: 10 AM - 5 PM (7PM during Orioles Home Games)
- Off Season: 10AM - 5PM
- Adults: $10
- Seniors/Military: $8
- Children 5-18: $5
- Members: Free Admission
Summary: Located in Ridgely's Delight, two blocks away from Camden Yards, within walking distance of the Harbor and Federal Hill, The Babe Ruth Museum is a shrine for baseball fans of all ages. Visit George Herman's birthplace, complete with unique exhibits and rare artifacts from America's first Superstar's life. Give your future superstar the thrill of a lifetime and rent the Museum out for a birthday party they'll never forget.
Where: 8290 Colony Seven Road, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
- Monday to Friday: 9AM - 4PM
- Every First and Third Saturday of the Month: 10AM - 2PM
Cost: Free Parking and Admission
Summary: A great educational resource, the National Cryptologic Museum is one of the first institutions dedicated to America's Intelligence History. Explore Cryptology's exciting impact on history. This museum has it all, from Thomas Jefferson's Cipher Wheel (The oldest existing Cipher device) to the infamous German Enigma Machine, and so much more. From their website: "Age appropriate, interactive programs are designed to engage the students and to make them aware of cryptology's role in world history and how mathematics plays a role in cryptology. The programs are excellent for math, social studies, and scout field trips."
Where: 1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093
When: Saturdays 10AM to 4PM
- Adults: $15
- Seniors and Firefighters: $13
- Children 2-17: $7
- Children Under 2: Free!
Summary: And finally, Lutherville's Fire Museum is one of the largest and oldest institutions of its kind in the United States. If your kids love fire trucks, and it's very safe to say they do, they will love what this place has to offer. Not only will they discover the history of fire departments in America and more specifically Maryland, there's a Children's Discovery Room with various hand's on activities, child sized fire gear, and an Engine they can ride!
These are just four examples, but in the future we'll explore a couple more interesting museums and historical landmarks in the future! And if you're looking for a townhouse within walking distance of the Babe Ruth museum, we've got you covered. Check out our latest listing on E. Barney Street!
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