Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, one of the nation’s natural treasures, the city of Baltimore has a long and proud history. From its founding through the present day, Charm City contributes to the vibrancy of the country and the world. An historic, cultural, literary town, Baltimore has something to offer everyone. Take a day this fall or winter and enjoy the city.

Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry
2400 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 962-4290

During the War of 1812, Fort McHenry, located in the Baltimore Harbor, became the inspiration that drove Francis Scott Key to pen the “Star-Spangled Banner.” As the British Navy bombarded the fort, Key, who was on a ship in the bay, watched through the night as blast after blast hit the fort. Operated by the National Park Service, Fort McHenry is an excellent place to learn about the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

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Mummies of the WorldMaryland Science Center
601 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 685-2370

The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a testament to the important role Baltimore has and continues to play in scientific advancements. Exhibits, some of which change from time to time, include dinosaurs, Maryland blue crab, the Earth, physics, technology and more. For a close encounter with ancient history, check out the “Mummies of the World” exhibit.
medical genericNational Museum of Health and Medicine
University of Maryland
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, Md. 20910
(310) 319-3300

During the Civil War, the Union Army founded the National Museum of Health and Medicine. Its mission was to collect specimens for the advancement of military medicine and surgery. Following World War II, the museum was made into a division of the Army Institute of Pathology, which later became the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Exhibits include items related to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The facility is also an archive for a large collection of medical history and research information.
baltimore_museum_of_art.jpgBaltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21218
(443) 573-1700

The home of an internationally recognized collection of 19th century contemporary and modern art, the Baltimore Museum of Art was founded in 1914. Currently, it is the repository for about 90,000 pieces of art. It is known to hold the largest collection of the work of French painter, Henri Matisse. Other collections include decorative arts, prints and drawings and items from ancient America and other cultures. It also sports a sculpture garden.


Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museum
Sports Legends Museum
301 W. Camden St.

Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 727-1539

Babe Ruth Birthplace
216 Emory St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 727-1539

A trip to Baltimore would be incomplete without a stop at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museums. As the home to the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens and other teams, the city has a rich sports history. While many people know that Babe Ruth found fame with the New York Yankees, they may not know he was born in Baltimore and began his career in Baltimore. At the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards, exhibits mark the city and state’s sports history. It also features a kid’s discovery room.

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