Experience History through Antiques, Fine Arts & Collectibles

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African Art Museum of Maryland 5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia, MD | 410-730-7106 – African art and culture through exhibits, lectures and performances.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery – University of Maryland Baltimore County – 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD | 410-455-2270 – University’s special collections of Art and artifacts are on display.

American Visionary Art Museum – 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD | 410-244-1900 – Eclectic exhibitions of self-taught artists.

Annapolis Maritime Museum – 723 Second St., Annapolis, MD | 410-295-0104 – Headquartered in the McNasby building, the site of the region’s last oyster-packing plant includes exhibits and programs about local maritime history and the Chesapeake Bay.

Annmarie Garden – 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons, MD | 410-326-4640 – Outdoor sculptures, many on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, grace the 30 acres of garden space here.

Antietam National Battlefield – 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD | 301-432-5124 – The site of the single bloodiest day of warfare in American military history.

B&O Railroad Museum – 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD | 410-752-2490 Western Hemisphere’s oldest and most extensive collection of vintage railroad equipment

B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station – 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City, MD | 410-461-1945 – Housed in the nation’s oldest railroad station, this facility is packed with maps, historic photos and artifacts documenting B&O history.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Official Orioles Museum – 216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD | 410-727-1539 – The house where the Babe Ruth was born in 1895 has been preserved as a shrine.

Baltimore Civil War Museum – 601 President St., Baltimore, MD | 410-385-5188 – A former freight and passenger depot, a small jewel of history.

Baltimore Maritime Museum – 802 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD | 410-396-3453 Includes the only ship to survive the attack on Pearl Harbor and the last submarine involved in an attack during World War II.

Baltimore Museum of Art – 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD | 443-573-1700 The BMA is strong on modern art and features one of the great Matisse collections. Enjoy lunch there as well.

Baltimore Museum of Industry – 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore, MD | 410-727-4808 – A converted cannery demonstrates how Baltimoreans worked during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Baltimore Streetcar Museum – 1901 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD | 410-547-0264 – This museum delves into the history of public transportation in Baltimore.

Banneker-Douglass Museum – 84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD | 410-216-6180 Maryland’s official repository of African American heritage..

Beall-Dawson House – 103 W. Montgomery St., Rockville, MD | 301-762-1492 – Federal style house, which was built in 1815, this elegant Federal-style town house has been restored to the period, including slaves quarters.

Beatty-Cramer House Frederick – 9010 Liberty Rd, Frederick, MD | 301-293-2215 – Believed to be the oldest standing structure in Frederick County, it was built in 1732.

Belair Mansion – 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie, MD | 301-809-3089 – This elegantly restored 18th-century mansion. Also known as the Governor’s Mansion.

Belair Stable Mansion – 2835 Delair Dr., Bowie, MD | 301-809-3089 – One of the most renowned racing stables during the early 1900s.

Billingsley Manor – 6900 Green Landing Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD | 301-627-0730 – Situated on 430 acres at the Patuxent and Western Branch rivers, an early example of Tidewater Colonial style.

Bowie Railroad and Huntington Museum – 8614 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, MD | 301-809-3089 – This former junction of the main line to southern Maryland and the spur to Washington now links the community of Bowie to its past.

Calvert Marine Museum – 14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons, MD | 410-326-2042 Find out more about Southern Maryland’s water-related history.

Captain Salem Avery House – 1418 E. W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side, MD | 410-867-4486 – This restored waterman’s home is also a museum.

Carroll County Farm Museum – 500 S. Center St., Westminster, MD | 410-848-7775 – Farm life in the late 1800s displayed including a farmhouse, a carriage- and tool-filled barn and a one-room schoolhouse.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis – 107 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD | 410-269-1737 – Home of Maryland’s three Charles Carrolls.

Chase-Lloyd Home – 22 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD | 410-263 2723 – A Georgian town house begun in 1769 by Samuel Chase.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD | 410-745-2916 – Well-presented exhibits, many of them interactive, bring aspects of the Chesapeake Bay’s history and economy to life.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum – 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis, MD | 410-990-1993 – This facility is a more a playroom than a museum.

Clara Barton House – 5801 Oxford Rd., Glen Echo, MD | 301-320-1410 – Artifacts from Clara Barton’s life, who lived in this building from birth to age 15. Permanent home for the American Red Corss, which she founded in 1881.

College Park Aviation Museum – 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park, MD | 301-864-6029 – Focusing on the earliest days of mechanical flight, the facility appeals to all ages, but was especially designed with children in mind.

Darnall’s Chance House Museum – 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD | 301-952-8010 – The oldest home in Prince George’s County has been restored to its original 1704 Georgian appearance

.Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House – 3725 Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Rd., Waldorf, MD | 301-274-9358 – Most of the furnishings are said to be original, including the couch where Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth lay while Dr. Mudd examined him.

Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum – 203 Amity St., Baltimore, MD | 410-396-7932 While he lived in this brick house, the writer penned “Berenice” and “Tales of the Folio Club.”

Evergreen House – 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD | 410-516-0341 – Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and open for tours, Evergreen House is an Italianate structure on 26 wooded acres.

Fells Point Maritime Museum – 1724 Thames St., Baltimore, MD | 410-732-0278 – Tells the story of the clipper ships that drove Baltimore’s economy in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Fire Museum of Maryland – 1301 York Rd., Lutherville, MD | 410-321-7500 – The history of firefighting is brought to life with demonstrations and displays.

Fort McHenry – 2400 E. Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD | 410-962-4290 – Francis Scott Key penned “The Star Spangled Banner” after watching Fort McHenry withstand a bombardment by British ships during the War of 1812.

Goddard Space Flight Visitor Center – 8800 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt, MD | 301-286-3978 – Exhibits showing off Hubble Space Telescope images as well and an actual chunk of the moon.

Great Blacks in Wax Museum – 1601 E. North Ave., Baltimore, MD | 410-563-3404 The country’s first black history wax museum.

Great Falls Tavern and Visitor Center – 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD | 301-767-3714 – With a view of the Potomac River from the Maryland side, enjoy exhibits on the geology and environment of the area and information on hiking trails.

Greenbelt Museum – 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt, MD | 301-507-6582 – Learn how the Great Depression led to Greenbelt’s creation.

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum – 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, MD | 301-739-4665 – Railroad-related historical artifacts and learn about the men and women who worked on the railroads.

Hammond-Harwood House – 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD | 410-263-4683 – Built in 1774 for patriot Mathias Hammond by William Buckland.

Harriet Tubman Museum & Learning Center – 424 Race St., Cambridge, MD | 410-228-0401 – Honors one of the most famous agents of the Underground Railroad, who was born into slavery.

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum – 215 Giles Street, Havre de Grace, MD 410-939-3739 – One of the finest collections of working and decorative Chesapeake Bay decoys ever assembled.

His Lordship’s Kindness – 7606 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD | 301-856-0358 – This late-Georgian mansion is also known as Poplar Hill.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum – 10515 Mackall Rd., Leonard, MD | 410-586-8500 – Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is a state history and archaeology museum..

Julia A. Purnell Museum – 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD | 410-632-0515 – Exhibits on the history of Worcester County from Indian times through the Victorian era.

Kent County Farm Museum -13689 Turner’s Creek Road, Kennedyville, MD | 410-348-5239 – Depicts the county’s farming heritage through 200 items. On display are antique tractors, horse drawn wagons and sleds and household gadgets.

Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial – City Dock, Annapolis, MD | 410-841-6920 – A monument to the 18th-century African slave and the author who immortalized him in “Roots.”

Laurel Museum – 817 Main St., Laurel, MD | 301-725-7975 – Built in the 1840s, this structure began as a home to Laurel’s cotton mill workers.

London Town and Gardens – 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater, MD | 410-222-1919 – An 18th-century house is the only remnant of the long-lost 17th-century settlement of London Town. It is surrounded by 23 acres of gardens.

Marietta House Museum – 5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale, MD | 301-464-5291 – The house is furnished to illustrate the lives of three generations of Duvalls, from 1815 to 1900.

Maryland Historical Society – 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD | 410-685-3750 – The nearly 165-year-old institution collects and interprets objects that have defined life in Maryland for generations.

Montpelier Mansion – 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD | 301-377-7817 George Washington slept here.

Mount Airy Mansion – 8714 Roseryville Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD | 301-856-9656 – Once the home of Maryland’s first family and descendants of Lord Baltimore, the Calverts, the estate is now open to visitors.

National Archives at College Park – 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD | 301-837-2100 – This extension of the downtown Archives houses military records dating back to World War I and the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection.

National Capital Trolley Museum – 1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville, MD | 301-384-6088 – A collection of vintage trolleys tells the story of the Washington area’s trolley service.

National Colonial Farm – 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek, MD | 301-283-2113 – See how prosperous farmers lived on this mid-18th-century tobacco plantation.

National Cryptologic Museum – 9800 Savage Road, Fort Meade, MD | 301-688-5849 – America’s official museum of secrets.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine – 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD | 301-695-1864 – Laid out in a compact three-story building in historic downtown Frederick, the museum addresses some of the gritty and practical issues of the Civil War.

Northampton Plantation Slave Quarters – Lake Overlook Drive between Water Port Court and Lake Overlook Place, Lake Arbor, MD | 301-627-1286 – Historians and archaeologists are learning about the slaves and tenant farmers who lived here.

Oxon Hill Farm – 6411 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Cove Park, Oxon Hill, MD | 301-839-1176 – Sitting on 512-acres on a spiny hillside overlooking the Potomac, this working farm depicts farming in the 19th century.

Potomac River Museum – 38370 Point Breeze Rd., Colton’s Point, MD | 301-769-2222 – The museum teaches about the generations of lighthouse keepers that lived on St. Clement’s Island and the English history that led to Maryland’s founding, as well as the colonists who developed St. Mary’s City.

Radio and Television Museum – 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie, MD | 301-390-1020 – The Radio – Television Museum in Bowie offers visitors insight into the technology and development of two of the 20th century’s most revolutionary modes of communication.

Ratner Museum – 10001 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD | 301-897-1518 Sculptures, paintings, tapestries and children’s books depict characters and stories of the Hebrew Bible.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture – 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD | 443-263-1800 The downtown Baltimore museum celebrates African-American heritage in Maryland.

Ripken Museum – 3 West Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen, MD | 410-273-2525 – Baltimore’s Infamous Shortstop, Cal Ripen and Family Museum. A short stop off I-95.

Riversdale House Museum – 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale, MD | 301-864-0420 – Riversdale House was built by Belgian aristocrat Henri Stier.

Rose Hill Manor Children’s Museum and Park – 1611 N Market St., Frederick, MD | 301-694-1646 – This fine Georgian residence is one of the most hands-on of the area’s many historic homes, a refreshing and useful departure from the look-but-don’t-touch ethos of many historic properties.

Sandy Spring Museum – 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring, MD | 301-774-0022 – The museum charts the history of the community’s evolution from farming town to commuter’s haven.

Schifferstadt Museum – 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD | 301-663-3885 – Schifferstadt, the oldest known house in Frederick, was completed in 1756. The building is a significant example of German architecture in Maryland.

Star-Spangled Banner Flag House – 844 East Pratt St, Baltimore, MD | 410-837-1793 – The flag created by Mary Young Pickersgill at this house survived the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, inspiring Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner.”

Stonestreet Museum of 19th-Century Medicine – 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD | 301-340-6534 – The Victorian office of Dr. Edward E. Stonestreet, a physician in Rockville back when Rockville was country.

Surratt House Museum – 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton, MD | 301-868-1121 – The country home of Mary Surratt, who was convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to kill President Lincoln and was the first woman to be executed by the U.S. government.

The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry – 31 S. Greene Street, Baltimore, MD | 410-706-0600 – Baltimore’s bright, modern dental museum strikes the tone you’d wish from your favorite dentist: friendly, fun, a little corny, very competent.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland – 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD | 410-732-6400 – The museum’s rotating exhibits address everything from sacred music to department store fashions to explore the Jewish experience in Maryland and beyond.

The National Lacrosse Museum and Hall of Fame – 113 W. University Pkwy., Baltimore, MD | 410-235-6882 – Plenty of displays and timelines show the history and development of the game.

Thomas Stone National Historic Site – 6655 Rose Hill Rd., Port Tobacco, MD | 301-392-1776 – Visit Haberdeventure, home of Declaration of Independence signer Thomas Stone.

U.S.S. Constellation – 301 East Pratt St., Pier 1, Baltimore, MD | 410-539-1797 – The 1854 vessel can be toured inside Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

W. Henry Duvall Tool Museum – 16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD | 301-627-6074 – More than 2,000 implements are on display from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Walkersville Southern Railroad – 34 West Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD | 301-898-0899, 877-363-9777 – Ride two vintage railroad cars and a caboose, hooked to an engine, on a leisurely, hour-long chug through the Central Maryland countryside.

Walters Art Museum – 600 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD | 410-547-9000 – The Walters boasts renowned ancient, medieval and 19th century art collections.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts – 91 Key St., Hagerstown, MD | 301-739-5727 – The permanent collection boasts more than 6,000 objects from Old Masters to 20th century sculpture, although the focus is on 19th century and early 20th century American Art.

William Paca House and Gardens – 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, MD | 410-267-7619 -The town home of William Paca, a wealthy planter who signed the Declaration of Independence and became governor of Maryland.

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