Best Museums In Maryland

May 11, 2011 6:45 AM

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No matter what you’re interested in, odds are you’ll find an exhibit about it in Baltimore.  Here are five of the best museums in the city.
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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
(443) 573-1700

Baltimore Museum of Art has exhibits on Andy Warhol, European art and modern sculpture, among others.  It’s free to get in, but some of the exhibits cost money to see.

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Baltimore Tattoo Museum

1534 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 522-5800

The Baltimore Tattoo Museum offers a look into the history of tattoos, as well as photographs of some of the tattoos done throughout the years.  You can also get a tattoo there, if you’re so inclined.

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Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

301 W. Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 625-7060

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum has changing exhibitions.  Until the end of 2010, you can see an exhibit on zombies, for example.  Tickets are $10 but are half-price on Tuesdays, Thursdays and game days.

Maryland Science Center

601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 685-5225

If you’re interested in science, this is the place to be.  In addition to a variety of exhibits, they have a planetarium and IMAX theater.  Visit the website for more information.

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The Walters Art Museum

600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 547-9000

The Walters currently features an exhibit on toys but will soon have ones on German drawing and “Relics from Heaven,” among others.  The Walters is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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  • Shawn Theron

    Then there is the best one of all… THE AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM! – which is generally considered one of the top 5 museums in the country. It’s mentioned twice on the other page n not at all here. Smile n Have a great now! SOGH

  • Judith

    This should be called the “Best Museums in Baltimore”. All they did was pick the most popular, probably by finding one list on a Baltimore website. No real research was put into this. There are plenty of good museums throughout the STATE of Maryland. These generic CBS “best of” articles have irked me since day one.

    • Amy Mannarino

      Thank you for includign the Walters Art Museum in your list. Please note however that the current special exhibition is not about toys. Through May 15, the special exhibition is “Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe.”

      To see what is going on this spring and summer, go to

  • S. Matthews

    I think it is odd that the Tattoo Museum and the Geppi Museum made the list but the B&O Railroad Museum, the Aquarium, the Sports Legends Museum, and the Baltimore Museum of Art did not.

    • S. Matthews

      Sorry…meant the Visionary Art Museum.

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