Baltimore, Maryland is most famously known as the city where Frances Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner. There are many interesting sights and attractions in Baltimore. The Baltimore Museum of Art,The American Visionary Art Museum, The National Cryptologic museum, Fort McHenry, the Baltimore Maritime Museum, the U.S.S. Contellation, and the National Aquarium are some of the best places to visit in Baltimore.
Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art hosts numerous outside exhibits in addition to their main ones, so check out their website for their current exhibition schedule. Admission is $6 for college students with id, ages 18 and under are free, ages 19 and up are $10, and seniors are $8. Spanning generations, The Baltimore Museum of Art displays everyone from Van Dyck to Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and a plethora of contemporary artists.The Baltimore Museum of Art has an inimitable collection of 15th century through 21st century art, and is a great place to visit.
American Visionary Art Museum
The American Visionary Museum houses one of the most eclectic, strange, and fascinating collections of art from today’s popular and emerging artists and is well worth a visit. Adult admission is $9 and children are free. It hosts a huge array of contemporary art from both professional and amateur artists. Admission is a bit steep, but if you have the time and are looking for an attraction that deviates from the norm, the American Visionary Art Museum is an excellent place to visit.
National Cryptologic Museum
At The National Crptologic Museum, visitors can browse exhibits detailing cryptological devices, their uses, the lives of the people who created them, and their history. The National Cryptologic Museum is truly an interesting and unusual attraction that is well worth visiting. Located in Fort Mead, the National Cryptologic Museum presents the history of cryptology since its inception.
Fort Mc Henry is the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner and holds its own place in history that makes it worth exploring. If you’re in the area, stop by and walk around Fort Mc Henry.
Baltimore Maritime Museum
Filled with wonderful exhibits and artifacts, The Baltimore Mujseum is a well-known a treasure trove of America’s maritime history. The Baltimore Maritime Museum is a great place to see the development of Maritime History on the Atlantic. Be sure to pay it a visit, especially if you are interested in history.
The U.S.S. Constellation is the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy during the Civil War that is still afloat. Like the Baltimore Maritime Museum, the U.S.S. Constellation is a must see if you are visiting Baltimore.
Almost 10,500 specimens and more than 560 species of animals reside in the National Aquarium and they host one of the greatest collections of marine life in the world. They also host numerous educational and interactive exhibits for both children and adults. Admission for children 3 to 11 is $15, adults are $22, children under 3 are free, and seniors are $21. From mammals, amphibians, fish and reptiles to birds and invertebrates, the National Aquarium has a large diversity of marine life.