The Best Museums in Baltimore

Baltimore has many museums or rather institutions such as government entities, private businesses and nonprofit organizations which collect and safe keep objects of artistic, cultural, historical or scientific interest and make sure that the collections or other exhibits are available for the public to view.

Art Museums

– American Visionary Art Museum, Federal Hill.
– Eubie Blake Cultural Center, Mount Vernon.
– Baltimore Museum of Art, Homewood.
– Maryland Art Place, Downtown Baltimore.
– Maryland Institute College of Art Galleries, Bolton Hill.
– The Contemporary, Downtown Baltimore.
– School 33 Art Center, Federal Hill.
– Walters Art Museum, Mount Vernon.
– McFadden Art Glass.

Historic Museums

– Carroll Mansion, Jonestone.
– Homewood Museum, Homewood.
– Evergreen Museum and Library, Homewood.
– Irish Railroad Workers Museum, Hollins Market.
– Mount Clare Museum House, Carrollton Ridge.
– Mother Seton House, Mount Vernon.
– Robert Long House, Fell’s Point.
– Maryland Historical Society Museum, Mount Vernon.
– Star Spangled Banner Flag House and 1812 Museum, Little Italy.

Military Museums

– Fort McHenry, Locust Point.
– Maryland Museum of Military History, Baltimore.

Scientific Museum

– Maryland Science Center, Federal Hill.
– National Cryptologic Museum

African American Museum

– Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture, Little Italy.

Archaeology Museum

– Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, Homewood.

Biographical Museum

– Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, Downtown Baltimore.

Children’s Museum

– Port Discovery, Downtown Baltimore.
– Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baltimore.

Ethnic Museums

– National Slavic Museum for Ethnic Slavic, Fell’s Point.
– Jewish Museum of Maryland for Ethnic Jewish, Jonestone.

Computer History Museum

– System Source Computer Museum, Hunt Valley.

Museum for Hall of Fame in Sports

– Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame, Homewood.

Industrial Museums

– Baltimore Museum of Industry, Federal Hill.
– Phoenix Shot Tower, Downtown Baltimore.

Maritime Museum

– Historic Ships in Baltimore, Downtown Baltimore.
– USS Torsk.
– S.S. John W. Brown.

Media Museum

– Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Downtown Baltimore.

Medical Museum

– National Museum of Dentistry, Downtown Baltimore.

Natural history Museum

– Cylburn Nature Museum, Cylburn.

Nursing Museum

– University of Maryland School of Nursing Living History Museum, Downtown Baltimore.

Railway Museum

– Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Charles Village.
– Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, Washington Village.
– B&O Ellicott City Station Museum

Religious Museum

– Lovely Lane Museum and Archives, Barclay.

Sports Museum

– Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, Downtown Baltimore.

Wax Museum

– National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Oliver.

Museum with Multiple Categories

– Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park – About history, art and maritime history. Located in Fell’s Point.