Visiting Baltimore

(Baltimore, Maryland - MD, USA)

Baltimore is an appealing city and the biggest in the state of Maryland. The city of Baltimore is named after the second Lord Baltimore, George Calvert, who originally founded the Maryland Colony many years ago.

These days, Baltimore is a bustling port city, with a notable harbor district, many waterfront attractions and a wealth of places to visit, suiting all ages and tastes.

Visiting Baltimore: Places to Visit

  • National Aquarium in Baltimore, located along Pier 3 and being home to more than 10,000 marine creatures and animals, including a magnificent recreation of an Atlantic Coral Reef
  • Lexington Market, founded in the early 1780s and reputed to be the most historic market of its kind in the whole of the United States, with around 140 different trades
  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, dating back to the latter part of the 19th century, making it one of America's oldest zoos, with many African animals, including large cats, giraffes and zebras
  • Edgar Allan Poe House, constructed in the 1830s and once the residence of this famous author, featuring many interesting artifacts and seasonal events
  • Star Spangled Banner Flag House, built in the 1920s and home to one of the most historic museums in Baltimore
  • Evergreen House, a large mansion once home to the Ambassador John Work Garrett, featuring landscaped gardens and an extensive collection of rare books
  • Maryland Science Center, the perfect family attraction, appealing to all ages and featuring a planetarium, IMAX theater, dinosaur exhibitions and an observatory, located along Baltimore's Light Street
  • Washington Monument and Museum at Mount Vernon Place, dominating this part of Baltimore and featuring spectacular city views from its observation deck
  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, most famous for being the official birthplace of this national anthem
  • Basilica of the Assumption, a grand cathedral standing in Baltimore's Mount Vernon area
  • Robert East Lee Memorial Park, an enormous public parkland close to central Baltimore, complete with a large lake, a pavilion and numerous walking trails
  • B&O Railroad Museum, home to an impressive collection of classic trails and rail memorabilia
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, showcasing many magnificent works of art, including pieces by Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh

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