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Santa's Naughty Pub Crawl for One or Two from Baltimore Tours & Crawls (55% Off)

Baltimore Tours & Crawls

Baltimore

Guests dress up as Santa or Mrs. Claus to visit pubs and sing bawdy holiday tunes

$22 $10

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Visit to American Visionary Art Museum for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

American Visionary Art Museum

Federal Hill

Museum transcends formal art with permanent exhibits and temporary shows including The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster

$15.95 $8

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Admission for Two Adults or Family of Four to Baltimore Museum of Industry (Up to 68% Off)

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Inner Harbor South

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

$38 $12

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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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Admission and Clock-Room Tour for One, Two, or Four at Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower (Up to 45% Off)

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

Downtown

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

$5 $3

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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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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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Outing for Two or a One-Year Family Membership to Geppi's Entertainment Museum (Up to 61% Off)

Geppi's Entertainment Museum LLC

Southern Baltimore

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

$75 $29

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Visit for Two or One-Year Family Membership at Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Up to 50% Off)

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Jonestown

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

$16 $10

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Visit for 2 or 4 to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards (Up to 52% Off)

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and 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

$48 $23

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$15 for Symphony of Lights Drive-Through Admission for One Car or Van ($20 Value)

Symphony of Lights

Downtown Columbia

Gaze at more than 70 intricate light displays from the comfort of your car in a 20–30 minute drive through Symphony Woods

$20 $15

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$285 for Private One-Hour Harbor and Bay Flight Tour for Up to Three at 1World Aero LLC ($499.99 Value)

1World Aero LLC

Fort George G Meade

Take to the skies in a light aircraft to take in views of Baltimore Harbor, Annapolis, the Bay Bridge, and Thomas Point Light House

$499.99 $285

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Three-Course Winter Tea Service and Tour for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Historic Rosemont Manor (Up to 41% Off)

Historic Rosemont Manor

Berryville

Three-course service pairs teas with sandwiches, scones, and sweets; 30-minute tour of a historic manor frequented by former presidents

$60 $39

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Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

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

$10 $5

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Admission for an Adult and One or Two Children to The Original Playhouse Children's Museum ( 50% Off)

The Original Playhouse Children's Museum

New Market

Kids explore science, art, and dramatic play through hands-on engaging activities

$60 $30

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$45 for $100 Worth of Local Artwork at Art Exchange

Art Exchange

Hyattsville

High-end charcoal drawings, oil paintings, photographs, art books, and watercolors made by local and acclaimed artists

$100 $45

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At the Fire Museum of Maryland, visitors learn the importance of fire safety through a trip through the history of firefighting. With vintage equipment and trucks, and even the fa?ade of a 1871 fire station, the museum is rife with relics that highlight how firefighting has changed through the years.

Size: The museum displays 40 antique fire engines, as well as gear that dates back to the early 1800s.

Eye Catcher: Museum staff carefully restored the cast-iron fa?ade of Baltimore Engine Co. #8; behind it lies an exhibit called Life of a Fireman, with the trappings of a typical firehouse.

Tribute: The Charles T. Holloway exhibit celebrates Baltimore's most famous firefighter, displaying his retirement watch as well as other artifacts from his life.

Hands-On Activities: In one corner of the museum, kids can try on firefighter gear and marvel at how much lighter it is than their bookbags.

Special Programs: Museum staff have carefully curated seven different tours, geared toward different age groups. In one, kids learn fire safety by working to rescue someone from a burning building; in another, adults see firsthand how the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 was overcome.

Praise: CBS Baltimore named it one of the five best children's museums in Maryland.

1301 York Rd
Lutherville Timonium,
MD
US

A long fly ball from Oriole Park could hit the row house where, on February 6, 1895, Babe Ruth entered the world and sent chills down the spines of pitchers and outfielders across the country. After the legend earned more than 700 home runs and 2,200 RBIs, his career ended and his life faded, leaving his birthplace to fall into disrepair. In the late 1960s, a campaign restored both it and the adjoining structures to create the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum. Babe’s widow, daughters, and sister collaborated with the museum founders to create exhibits commemorating the record breaker’s life and career, filling glass cases with balls and jerseys and restoring his bedroom to how it would have looked the year that the stork pitched the little Bambino through the window.

Originally, this museum also explored the history of the Baltimore Orioles—Ruth’s first professional team—and hosted the Baltimore Colts’ archives. Its quickly growing collection of artifacts, however, soon led to the need for a larger location. In 2005, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum retained those items relating to its titular legend while the rest found a new home in the Sports Legends Museum. This museum occupies the basement and first floor of the historic Camden Station, sprawling throughout 22,000 square feet with exhibits that delve into subjects such as the history of baseball in Maryland and collegiate ball.

216 Emory St.
Baltimore,
MD
US

The American Visionary Art Museum devotes its space to original work by self-taught artists who honed their craft—often unintentionally—while operating on the outskirts of the formal art world. As temporary exhibitions explore a particular artist or theme in depth, the permanent collection displays thousands of powerful and often whimsical items, such as Andrew Logan's mirror-winged Black Icarus, or the haunting Applewood Figure, an emaciated sculpture said to wince whenever someone eats a piece of fruit. The museum spreads its arresting pieces throughout three historical buildings, including the expansive main building, which boasts a reflective mirrored-mosaic exterior and neighbors the Tall Sculpture Barn, an ex-whiskey warehouse fully equipped with 45-foot ceilings for large-scale projects. A wildflower garden—complete with meditation chapel—and a sculpture plaza featuring a 55-foot whirligig beckon visitors to the museum's outdoor space, where envious clouds shape themselves into crude versions of Pietà. Completing any trip, the museum's Sideshow gift shop stuffs shopping bags with an ever-rotating collection of eclectic artwork, jewelry, toys, and more.

800 Key Highway
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

1840 became a landmark year for teeth and their owners when the world's very first college of dentistry opened in Baltimore. In 1904, the school moved to a new building on campus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and in 1996, that historic structure became the country's official monument to the dental profession, the National Museum of Dentistry.

  • Size: about 7,000 square feet?small enough to explore in an afternoon and large enough to fit at least 17 molars
  • Eye Catcher: the massive set of chompers that helps kids practice their brush technique
  • Permanent Mainstay: the dental accoutrements of historic figures, such as Queen Victoria's personal instruments and George Washington's decidedly non-wooden ivory dentures
  • Don't Miss: a tour through the history of toothbrushes that takes visitors back thousands of years using the real life artifacts
31 South Greene Street
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