Sightseeing in Baltimore

Admission for Two or Four to Jewish Museum of Maryland (Up to 41% Off)

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jonestown

Two historic synagogues feature a ritual bath from 1845 and a hand-carved ark; exhibits interpret Jewish-American life and identity

$16 $10

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Visit for Two or Four to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards (Up to 54% Off)

Babe Ruth Birthplace/Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Multiple Locations

Exhibits about Babe Ruth’s life and career fill his birthplace; exhibits about Maryland baseball educate visitors at Camden Station

$24 $12

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Outing for Two or a One-Year Family Membership to Geppi's Entertainment Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Southern Baltimore

Nearly 6,000 artifacts chart 250 years of US pop culture at this Camden Station museum

$20 $10

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Halloween Pub Crawl for Two or Four on October 30–November 1 from Baltimore Pub Crawl (Up to 80% Off)

Baltimore Pub Crawl

The Point in Fells

Three-day pub crawl celebrates Halloween with amazing costumes and specials on domestic beers and well cocktails

$50 $10

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Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum (Up to 54% Off) 

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

Babel Ruth Birthplace and Museum

Two museums celebrate Baltimore’s sports history: one located at Babe Ruth’s childhood home, the other at a historic former train station

$24 $12

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Admission for Two Adults or Family of Four to Baltimore Museum of Industry (Up to 50% Off)

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

Museumgoers explore industrial artifacts, including 1865 cannery and last operating steam tugboat in America

$38 $19

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Outing for Two or Four with Gift-Store Credit at Reginald F. Lewis Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Jonestown

View a fragment of original Star-Spangled Banner flag for its bicentennial; enjoy live music from gospel to jazz and soul food in the café

$26 $14

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Entry to Chauffeured Bridal Tour for 1 or 2 with Stops at 4 Venues from Red Carpet Bridal Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Red Carpet Bridal Tours

On Location

Brides-to-be bring along up to 3 guests for a chauffeured tour that stops at 4 venues; talk with wedding pros & enjoy cocktails & giveaways

$25 $12

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90-Minute Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The HauntedDistrict (Up to 59% Off)

The HauntedDistrict

Fells Point

Tours investigate paranormal side of Baltimore by visiting historical crime sites and learning about area's beginnings

$79 $35

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One-Day Entry for One, Two, or Four to TrawlerFest Boat Show (Up to 58% Off)

TrawlerFest Boat Show

Baltimore Marine Center at Harborview

This all-about-boats fest brings together industry pros, product demos, and fun events, making for a special community gathering

$15 $9

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (Half Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Bubba Gump Shrimp

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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Fells Point Ghost Walk or Haunted Pub Walk for Two with Baltimore Ghost Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Baltimore Ghost Tours

Sidewalk outside of Max's Taphouse

Local actors tell frightful and intriguing ghost stories while walking the streets of Baltimore or huddling around libations in local pubs

$30 $16

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Walking Ghost Tour or Pub Crawl for Two, Four, or Six from Baltimore Tours & Crawls (Up to 55% Off)

Baltimore Tours & Crawls

Fells Point

Guests visit haunted and historic sites with guides sharing tales of murder, mayhem, scandal, and hauntings on a walking tour or pub crawl

$40 $20

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Family Adventure Cruise for Four or Adult Bring-Your-Own-Grog Cruise for Two from Urban Pirates (Up to 49% Off)

Urban Pirates

Fells Point

Pirates provide costumes and nautical games during family cruises; adult cruises play hit songs and allow guests to bring grog onboard

$55 $29

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Select Local Merchants

Established: 2005

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 25?50

Parking: Parking garage

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Most popular offering: African-American art, history, culture

Pro Tip: $6 validated parking is directly across the street at the PMI Parking Garage.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates the achievements of African Americans, especially those from Maryland?which often means expanding on grade-school history lessons. For instance, Betsy Ross is typically credited with making the first American flag. However, one of the museum's rotating exhibits reveals that Grace Wisher, an African American indentured servant, also worked on the original star spangled banner. Dubbed "For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People," that exhibit was recognized as one of the country's best in the summer of 2014 by USA Today?in part because it featured a scrap of the real, first flag, covered in the bald eagle feathers that filled the air back then. That's just one of the myriad rotating exhibits that the museum has hosted, to complement permanent collections that highlight Maryland African Americans' endurance through two centuries of slavery, and their artistic and intellectual innovations.

Q&A with Helen Yuen, Director Of Marketing

What sets your business apart from your competition?

A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the east coast?s largest African-American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul food, civil rights, and more. For families, programs like art workshops and living history bring our mission to life. Lectures and our resource center enrich what you'll find in our permanent collection. We also nourish the body with the best soul food in Baltimore at our museum cafe. Visit our website for a full calendar of events.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

To showcase the rich contributions of Maryland African Americans, from Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall to the unsung heroes who helped make Maryland what it is today.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Having people experience something new, different, and enriching to their lives.

830 E Pratt St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House was built in 1793, originally owned by the Young-Pickersgill family. Mary Pickersgill, maker of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag, is among the historical figures portrayed. Mary and her family?including her mother, Rebecca Young, and her apprentice, Grace Wisher?describe life in the 19th century and how Mary stitched the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key's poem and the national anthem.

After exploring the house on 30- to 40-minute self-guided or docent-led tours, guests can learn about America's defense of the Chesapeake Bay against the British navy, which culminated in the battle that inspired Key's verse. The first floor's permanent exhibition gallery focuses on that defense with artifacts such as a drum used by an American soldier during the bombardment of Ft. McHenry. Kid attendees, meanwhile, can head over to the Discovery Gallery to whip up a pretend meal at a replica of the Flag House kitchen or design their own flag to string up on the gallery's flagpole.

844 E Pratt St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

Since 1844, Maryland Historical Society has kept residents connected to their state's heritage by publishing educational books and a quarterly magazine. These days, its museum brings that archived history to life with more than 350,000 objects, most notably the oldest-known surviving manuscript of Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner," which includes its original, crossed out title, "Get Ready for Baseball, America." Guests can also marvel at artifacts ranging from 900 pieces of furniture made between 1634 and 2000 to more than 2,000 paintings, including seven by Joshua Johnson, America's first professional African American portrait painter. Meanwhile, its Civil War exhibit occupies more than 5,000 square feet with 3-D video presentations. The society also sponsors extensive educational programs that enlighten young students with field trips, plus adult programs that include lectures, concerts, and symposia.

201 W Monument St
Baltimore,
MD
US

Created by Steve Geppi, the founder of Diamond Comic Distributors, Geppi's Entertainment Museum traces the evolution of American popular culture from the late 1700s to today with nearly 6,000 artifacts such as comics, dolls, and games. Along with rotating special exhibitions, the museum's permanent galleries each dedicate themselves to a specific period or medium. Rekindle your flame with favorite cultural characters such as Batman, Mickey Mouse, and Barbie as you place them in historical context via the museum's massive memorabilia-based timeline. Geppi's Entertainment Museum further enriches students' cultural and historical savvy on educational tours that examine pop culture in wartime or suggest preservation and pickling methods for first-time collectors.

301 W Camden St
Baltimore,
MD
US

The Baltimore Museum of Industry highlights the workers and small businesspeople whose contributions during the Industrial Revolution and beyond helped build the country?s framework. Visitors can take a gander at the museum?s 100,000-object collection?including an 1850s shipyard bell and an 1820s Acorn printing press?and romp through bygone eras, dropping by sites including the recently renovated 1865 Platt Oyster Cannery and a reproduction of the 1910 pharmacy where Noxzema was invented. Just beyond the interior walls lies the last operating steam tugboat in the nation, the coal-fired SS Baltimore, as well as the 1937 Mini-Mariner, a prototype for the WWII flying boat bomber, two pieces of aquatic history more inspirational than a sailor's duffle filled with Popeye quotes.

1415 Key Hwy
Baltimore,
MD
US

Featured in the Baltimore Sun, owner Tim McFadden teaches neophytes to design and shape seasonal blown-glass ornaments in hands-on workshops. Duos and quartets of apprentices assemble by a blazing forge to help inflate glass balloons that soon harden into icicle ornaments, pendants, or single-use snowball cores. One-of-a-kind pieces are available to take home the following day.

6802 Eastern Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US