Central Maryland Attractions

Whether you already live in Maryland or are one of many visitors to the state, central Maryland has so much to offer the vacationer.

Antique Row
841 N Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Has been the premiere antique shopping district in Baltimore for the last hundred years.

Baltimore Convention Center
841 N Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
For information about the center, available services and calendar of events

Baltimore Zoo
Druid Hill Park, the Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Open daily with free parking. Baltimore Zoo first opened in 1867 and is the third oldest zoo in the country.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption
Cathedral and Mulberry Streets
Baltimore, MD
Built in 1821 the basilica was the first Roman Catholic cathedral built in America.

Evergreen House
4545 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Built in 1840 this Italian house has 48 rooms and are filled with antiques, arts and Tiffany glass. Ambassador John Garret and his family resided there from 1878 to 1942.

Fort McHenry National Monument (1790)
End of East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
Open daily with a small admission fee. Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen the "Star-Spangled banner" after seeing the 25 hours of bombardment by the British and the flag flying over this fort the morning of September 14, 1814. The star shaped Fort McHenry has been restored to pre-Civil War appearance.

Homewood House
3400 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
This 1801 house was a wedding gift from Charles Carroll to his son and is now on the campus of Johns Hopkins University. A must see is the brick outhouse with its graffiti from when the house served as a boy's school.

Jewish Historical Society of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
It is America's leading museum of regional Jewish history culture and community. Founded in 1960 to rescue and restore the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue.

Maryland Art Place
218 W Sarasota
Baltimore, MD 21201
Established in 1981 as a non-profit organization by a group of artists

Maryland Science Center and Davis Planetarium
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
With three floors and hundreds of interactive exhibits and hands-on displays to keep children and adults entertained for hours.

National Aquarium
501 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
One of Maryland's leading tourist attractions. You can observe more than 10,000 creatures in this 7 story aquarium. A must see is the dolphin show.

USS Constellation
Pier 1, Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
This ship is the last sail warship built by the US Navy. They have a hand held audio box that takes you on a guided tour of this 1854 ship.

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
844 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
There is a small admission fee for this 1793 home of Mary Pickersgill, who sewed by hand the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key's famous poem.

Liriodendron (Kelly Mansion) (1898)
502 W Gordon Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Palladian-style mansion built in 1898 which hosts special events and parties

Tudor Hall
Tudor Hall Lane
Bel Air, MD 21015
Homestead of the renowned actor Junius Brutus Booth and the birthplace of his children, notably Edwin Thomas and John Wilkes.

McCrillis Gardens and Gallery
6910 Greentree Road
Bethesda, MD 20034
This garden was donated to The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1978 by its owners, William and Virginia McCrillis.

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
The world's largest medical library that collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

Brighton Azalea Gardens
Brighton Dam Road
Brookeville, MD
Over looking the Triadelphia Reservoir the garden was established in 1950. The gardens display more than 22,000 azaleas and other plants.

Audubon Naturalist Society (1928)
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Founded in 1897, Nature Fair, held annually in early May at Woodend

Woodend Mansion (1928)
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Designed by architect John Russell Pope this Georgian mansion has a 40-acre wildlife sanctuary surrounding the mansion features gardens, self-guided trails and greenhouses.

Oregon Ridge Nature Center
13555 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Oregon Ridge offers a variety of exhibits explaining the history, wildlife, and natural environment of this 19th century iron and marble mining site.

Berrywine Plantations / Linganore Winecellars
13601 Glissans Mill Road
Mt Airy, MD
230 acres of a family owned operation that was established in 1971 with the winery opening in 1976

Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
8 miles of nature trails, Raptor aviary, Lake Frank, hummingbird and butterfly gardens, hands-on exhibits and displays for all ages.

Brookside Gardens
1500 Glneallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
50-acre facility featuring 11 specialty gardens throughout the year. Conservatory houses lush, tropical specimens.

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