Experience Waterfront Fun & Black History in Baltimore
Visit literary sites and science centers in Charm City
Baltimore, Maryland’s famous and picturesque Inner Harbor is rimmed with beloved museums. Students will enjoy the National Aquarium, where you can see 20,000 different animals in award-winning habitats, including a tropical rainforest and an Australian river gorge.
Interested in maritime history? Docked along the edges of the Inner Harbor are the Historic Ships In Baltimore’s floating museums. Take a tour of the U.S.S. Constellation, built in 1854 by the U.S. Navy and now holding court as the only surviving ship from the Civil War. Nearby, find three additional ships and a lighthouse that all detail marine experiences between the mid-1800s and the 1980s.
Got budding scientists on your hands? Across the harbor from the Aquarium sits the Maryland Science Center, where three floors of science-focused demonstrations thrill kids and grown-ups alike. Hands-on exhibits explore the solar system, the human body and more.
Additionally, Baltimore boasts a wealth of Black cultural attractions, including museums, monuments and historic sites, that celebrate our African American heritage. Students can visit the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, the only wax museum in the country dedicated to African Americans. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum which showcases history and accomplishments of Maryland African Americans. And the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum which celebrates the legacy of Frederick Douglass, a famous writer and abolitionist who escaped slavery in Baltimore.