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National Watch & Clock Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit

National Watch & Clock Museum

National Clock & Watch Museum

$16 $8

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The continent’s largest collection of timepieces includes the massive Engle Clock, hands-on exhibits, and George Washington’s pocket watch

40% Off a Riverboat-Sightseeing Tour

The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat

City Island

$20 $12

Visitors hop aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna to take in the sights of the Susquehanna River and learn about the history of Harrisburg

The National Civil War Museum – Up to 50% Off

The National Civil War Museum

East Harrisburg

$22 $12

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17 galleries filled with more than 25,000 documents and artifacts tell an unbiased account of the American Civil War

Up to 71% Off at National Museum of Civil War Medicine

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

$29 $10

Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon's tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations

Up to 52% Off at The Hershey Story, Museum on Chocolate Avenue

The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

Hershey

$39.90 $19

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Guests sample sipping chocolates sourced from around the world and explore the culinary and philanthropic legacy of Milton S. Hershey

Up to 42% Off an Off-Road Segway Tour

Harpers Ferry Adventure Center

Blue Ridge

$59 $35

Ride on a segway along trails that lead to the top of a mountain, which presents picturesque views

Up to 54% Off Tours at Kreider Farms

Kreider Farms

Kreider Farms

$38 $19

90-minute tour provides a close look at the farm's massive loafing barn and high-tech carousel used for milking cows

American Visionary Art Museum – Up to 53% Off Visit

American Visionary Art Museum

Federal Hill - Montgomery

$15.95 $8

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Museum transcends formal art with permanent exhibits and unique temporary shows including Human, Soul and Machine: The Coming Singularity!

Half Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

$50 $25

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

Up to 48% Off Ghost Tour for Two

Baltimore Ghost Tours

Sidewalk outside of Max's Taphouse

$30 $16

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

Up to 50% Off at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

$16 $10

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19th century objects populate the home where Mary Pickersgill stitched the flag that inspired the national anthem

Up to 55% Off Walking Ghost Tour or Pub Crawl

Baltimore Tours & Crawls

Fells Point

$40 $20

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

Baltimore Museum of Industry – Up to 50% Off

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

$38 $19

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

Maryland Historical Society – Up to 54% Off Membership

Maryland Historical Society

Maryland Historical Society

$50 $25

Members can explore a historical museum with more than 350,000 artifacts, attend members-only lectures, and buy discounted publications

Up to 50% Off Museum Outing and Gift-Store Credit

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Jonestown

$26 $14

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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

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower – Up to 45% Off a Clock-Room Tour

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

Downtown

$5 $3

Visitors to the iconic tower receive a tour of its clock room and may get to peek into the artist studios that support its current existence

Up to 56% Off Chauffeured Limo Bus Bridal Tour

Red Carpet Bridal Tours

On Location

$25 $12

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

Jewish Museum of Maryland – Up to 53% Off a Visit

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Jonestown

$16 $8

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

Up to 54% Off Visit to Two Sports Museums

Babe Ruth Birthplace/Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

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

Up to 53% Off at Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Southern Baltimore

$20 $10

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

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

James Joyce Irish Pub

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

48% Off Concert Series at The Vineyard at Hershey

The Vineyard at Hershey

Londonderry

$15 $8

A popular summer series featuring jazz, soul, and tribute bands, performed amid the rolling hills of this Hershey-area winery

50% Off Fourth of July Haunted House

Kim's Krypt

Essex

$40 $20

Ghoulish apparitions roam as couples explore the full-featured haunted house during a Fourth of July–themed visit

Up to 53% Off Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt

Lindy Promotions

The Starboard Restaurant

$40 $19

Don a costume and race through a day of 12 bar visits, picture taking, and challenges to win prizes

Sandy Spring Museum – Up to 60% Off Visit

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$10 $5

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

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A group of former preschool teachers banded together to create Explore & More Hands-On Children's Museum, a space designed to engage visitors—specifically, those between the ages of 2 and 8—with educational play. Located in a vintage 1860s house, the museum consists of seven themed rooms. Guests can glimpse into the past by entering the 1860s room, which houses a historical general store, or learn about hermit crabs, frogs, and other creatures in the nature area. Children experience the power of magnets first-hand in the exploration room, where they can also stand inside a giant soap bubble.

20 E High St
Gettysburg,
PA
US

The paranormal investigators and tour guides of After Dark Investigations specialize in small-group tours that provide customers with hands-on experience and equipment. Ghost tourists utilize EMF detectors, dowsing rods, and infrared-video cameras to capture any potential appearance of apparitions. The tours stretch to locations such as cemeteries or abandoned amusement parks near the location of the Battle of Gettysburg.

297 Steinwehr Ave
Gettysburg,
PA
US

Baltimore County's history stretches back nearly four centuries, and tracing and chronicling some 350 years of records, artifacts, and photographs is no small task. Just ask the Historical Society of Baltimore County, which houses thousands of historical pieces, including maps, photos, and books in an 1870s almshouse turned research center. The library houses hundreds of maps and primary sources from centuries past.

9811 Van Buren Ln
Cockeysville,
MD
US

Though it opened in 1977 with a small collection of timepieces, the National Watch & Clock Museum now houses more than 12,000 items, making it the largest collection of its kind in North America. Clocks, watches, and their associated tools reside in glass cases, lorded over by the monumental Engle Clock, an 11-foot-tall, 1,049-pound marvel of clock design whose 13th toll will signify when the giant lasagna being cooked in the earth's core is done. Hands-on exhibits scattered throughout the museum give kids the chance to wonder at turning gears and learn about intriguing time concepts. Current special exhibits include Enlisting Time, a collection of personal timepieces carried by soldiers over the last 250 years, featuring watches owned by George Washington and Ian Fleming.

514 Poplar St
Columbia,
PA
US

People tend to walk slowly through The National Civil War Museum—both out of respect for the fallen soldiers and sheer awe at how much there is to see. The institution strives to cover the events before, during, and after the war without bias to either the Union or Confederate cause.

  • Size: with 21,000 historic documents and 4,400 artifacts rotating in and out of exhibits on two floors, the museum recommends reserving 2 to 4 hours for a visit
  • Eye Catcher: Moment of Mercy—a statue outside the museum that depicts Richard Kirkland, a confederate sergeant who gave water to wounded Union troops
  • Permanent Mainstay: Weapons & Equipment, a collection of rifles and uniforms from both sides of the Mason Dixon
  • Temporary Exhibit: 1864—the first of four special exhibits to cover specific years of the war and part of the museum's lead up to the Civil War's 150th anniversary
  • Don't Miss: a giant, interactive video wall, where President Abraham Lincoln answers questions about anything except his hat
  • Leave Your Mark: descendants of Civil War veterans can purchase memorial bricks that add their relatives' names to the museum's Walk of Valor
One Lincoln Circle
Harrisburg,
PA
US

Featured on Central PA magazine’s 2010 Hot List for Best Leisure Options, The State Museum lays out a telescopic view of the Commonwealth's history throughout its four-story building. Visitors are welcomed by the colossal figure of William Penn, flash-frozen in bronze and captured in his life-like 18-foot majesty. The statue stands flanked by cunning facsimiles of a Pennsylvania past and backed by the museum's featured exhibit, currently Wood on Glass, a photographic history and lecture series on the lumber industry. The second floor recreates a Native American village and unrolls the carpet of history from the Civil War through the Industrial Revolution and beyond. The final level delves thousands of years into the past when the eons-old Marshalls Creek Mastodon lumbered across the Pennsylvanian plains and starred in two MTV reality shows—see the 12,000-year-old, 20-foot skeleton when its exhibit opens on Sunday, February 27.

300 North St
Harrisburg,
PA
US