Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
Learn about the people, places and events that carved out this great state. This gem of an attraction is conveniently located right in the middle of the downtown area. Have fun looking through exhibits of Maryland’s involvement in the Civil War, African-American history, women’s history, maritime and more. The Maryland Historical Society specifically deals with things that happened in Maryland with artifacts from the area. See history up close and personal, and learn about how Baltimore and Maryland weighed into the events that shaped our nation.
Mt. Washington Mill
1340 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21209
Right on the edge of the city, but close to the light rail, the Mt. Washington Mill area is a hidden treasure. Discover the creative side of your children at Amazing Glaze. They can learn about how ceramics are made and try their hands at painting pottery. Trace something, use a stencil or paint an item freehand. It will be fired and returned in five days as a keepsake of your experience, or can be given as a gift.
830 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
“Building America,” “Intellectual Journeys” and other permanent and temporary exhibits are on display at this amazing and educational museum located right near the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore. Learn about how African-Americans impacted the course of history. There are regular events open to the public including monthly Sunday afternoon movies, selected Saturday kids’ musical and dramatic presentations and even live music. End the visit with a delicious meal at the museum cafe.
35 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
While this Inner Harbor area destination was created for kids up to 10 years of age, adults can appreciate the educational value of this museum for children. There are special events nearly every day of the week and you can even rent space to have a sleepover party for your child. Port Discovery recommends close-toed, flat-soled shoes for the physical activities. Kids two and under can enjoy climbing and crawling through the Tot Trails.
216 Emory St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
George Herman “Babe” Ruth was a great baseball player who had his humble beginnings in Baltimore. This museum filled with baseball and other sports memorabilia is located in the same neighborhood, just three blocks away, from where the Baltimore Orioles play at Camden Yards. Kids who are sports fans can enjoy the historical exhibits about the Orioles and the old Baltimore Colts. There are special programs created just for children, like a workshop on what goes into designing sports uniforms. Information can be downloaded from the site in advance.
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