7 Things to Do in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore is such a cool place to visit. It has a lot of history, a once important seaport, and was the location where the National Anthem was written during the War of 1812.
1. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
The house that Babe Ruth was born in and grew up in is in Baltimore. You can tour the house and see exhibits all about the Great Bambino's life. It was so cool! They had tons of memorabilia like his home run baseballs, uniforms, and the bed & bedroom he was born in. Highly recommend (even if you're not a baseball fan). Open from Monday-Sunday 10-5pm. Tickets are $13 for adults, buy them at the door.
2. Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum
This is the house Edgar Allan Poe lived in when he wrote several of his famous works. This is a compact museum and can feel very tight when inside. The crazy part for us is how many ravens were sitting on and around the house when we arrived. The neighborhood may not feel very safe, but we didn't have any issues. Tickets are $10 each and you must book a timed-entry ticket ahead of time here: https://www.poeinbaltimore.org/product/admission-to-edgar-allan-poe-house-museum-timed-entry
Masks are required.
3. Star Spangled Banner Flag House
This is a well-preserved house smack in the middle of downtown where the flag that inspired that National Anthem was sewn. Full of artifacts and exhibits, this tour is really neat. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Tickets are $9 each for adults and can be bought at the door.
4. Sagamore Distillery Tour & Tasting
If you love whiskey like us, this is a great stop while in Baltimore. Their rye whiskey is super tasty. You can tour their waterfront distillery and see how they make their whiskey. Afterwards there is a tasting of 4 rye whiskeys. Tours last 45 minutes-1 hour. Open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm-8pm. Tickets are $20 each, you can book your tour & tasting here: https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/distillery-tour/
5. B&O Railroad Museum
If you're into trains, this is a great stop to make. I really don't know too much about trains, but after visiting I learned so much more about the different lines around the US, the people who made them happen, different types of trains through the years, and more! We visited in November and it was decorated for Christmas, which was really cool. There are nearly 200 locomotives, a model train display & train rides. Open every day from 10-4pm. Tickets are $20 for adults: https://bo-railroad-museum-store.myshopify.com/products/b-o-admission?variant=41078938468516
6. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
The defense of the fort during the Battle of Baltimore on September 13-14, 1814 is what inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that became the U.S. national anthem at this location. There is a museum and lots of walking paths. The fee to enter is $15 and can be purchased there or online here: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/2695
7. Edgar Allan Poe Tombstone at Westminster Presbyterian Church
When you arrive at the church, just turn right and you should immediately see this marble and granite grave marker of Edgar Allan Poe. Entry is free.
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