Mu­seum & Li­braries

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BABE RUTH BIRTH­PLACE MU­SEUM The child­hood res­i­dence of Ge­orge Her­man Ruth Jr. show­cases Babe’s early years. Ex­hibits in­clude Babe Bat­ted Here; Babe: Hus­band, Fa­ther, Friend; and “O” Say Can You See: The Star Span­gled Ban­ner in Sports. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gift shop daily. $6, se­niors $4, chil­dren $3, un­der 3 free. Combo tick­ets with Sports Leg­ends Mu­seum at Cam­den Yards $12, $8, $5. www. baberuth­mu­seum.com. 216 Emory St., 410.727.1539 Map B6

B&O RAIL­ROAD MU­SEUM Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion af­fil­i­ate with the old­est, most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of rail­road ar­ti­facts in the West­ern Hemi­sphere. Site (40 acres) fea­tures the 1851 Mount Clare Sta­tion, 1884 Bald­win Round­house and first mile of com­mer­cial

rail­road track in the United States. The War Came By Train, rail ar­ti­facts and lo­co­mo­tives com­mem­o­rat­ing the Civil War’s 150th an­niver­sary, on­go­ing. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. $16, se­niors (60+) $14, chil­dren $10, un­der 2 free. www.bo­rail.org. 901 W. Pratt St., 410.752.2490 Map A6

BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF IN­DUS­TRY On wa­ter­front site of 1865 oys­ter can­nery, theme gal­leries like “phar­macy” and “ma­chine shop.” Ar­ti­facts: a Lino­type, a steam pump and 1930s spice grinder used to con­coct Old Bay sea­son­ing. Mak­ing Mu­sic: The Banjo in Bal­ti­more & Be­yond, ex­plor­ing the city’s role in pop­u­lar­iz­ing and mass-pro­duc­ing the ti­tle in­stru­ment, on­go­ing. Work­shops and ex­hibits re: ma­chin­ery. Pop­u­lar with school groups. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $12, se­niors $9, stu­dents $7, un­der 6 free. www.thebmi.org. 1415 Key Hwy., 410.727.4808 South of Map D8

BAL­TI­MORE STREET­CAR MU­SEUM Ride an au­then­tic street­car plus ve­hi­cles dat­ing from 1859 to 1963. Sat.-Sun. noon-5 p.m. $7, se­niors/chil­dren $5, un­der 4 free; max­i­mum $24 for fam­ily. www.bal­ti­more­street­car.org. 1901 Falls Rd., 410.547.0264 North of Map C1

ENOCH PRATT FREE LI­BRARY Crown jewel of the city’s li­brary sys­tem and one of the old­est in the coun­try, dat­ing from 1882. Fea­tur­ing soar­ing ar­chi­tec­ture as well as cozy read­ing nooks. Bene­fac­tor Pratt man­dated it serve both rich and poor of all races. Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thurs.Sat. till 5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. www. prat­tli­brary.org. 400 Cathe­dral St., 410.396.5430 Map C4

EVER­GREEN MU­SEUM & LI­BRARY Am­bas­sador John Work Gar­rett’s 48-room Gilded Age man­sion. Art, rare books, op­u­lent fur­nish­ings, Léon Bakst decor. En Plein Air Print­mak­ing im­ages re­veal Ever­green dur­ing dif­fer­ent sea­sons and times of day through Aug. 31. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Tours on the hour, fi­nal tour 3 p.m. $8, se­niors $7, stu­dents/ chil­dren $5, un­der 5 free. www. mu­se­ums.jhu.edu. 4545 N. Charles St., 410.516.0341 North of Map D1

FRED­ER­ICK DOU­GLASS ISAAC MY­ERS MAR­ITIME PARK Ded­i­cated to African Amer­i­can ship builders who, like or­a­tor Dou­glass, toiled on the docks of Fells Point. Gallery space fea­tur­ing learn­ing cen­ters and ship restora­tion work­shop. Mon.- Fri. 10 a.m. 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, se­niors $4, stu­dents $2, 5 and un­der free. Guided group tours $8. www.dou­glass­my­ers.org. 1417 Thames St., 410.685.0295 Map E8

GE­ORGE PE­ABODY LI­BRARY The noted phi­lan­thropist built li­brary, a cel­e­brated ar­chi­tec­tural achieve­ment in 1866. More than 300,000 vol­umes, mostly from 18th to early 20th cen­turies. Tues.Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. till 3 p.m. www. peabodyevents.li­brary.jhu.edu. 17 E. Mount Ver­non Pl., 410.659.8179 Map C3

GEPPI’S EN­TER­TAIN­MENT MU­SEUM A his­tory of pop cul­ture ex­plored through col­lectibles, toys, mu­sic and ephemera at Cam­den Sta­tion (near Cam­den Yards).

Mile­stones: African Amer­i­cans in Comics, Pop Cul­ture, and Be­yond, show­case of black comic book su­per­heroes and their cre­ators, through Dec. On­go­ing ex­hi­bi­tions: Bal­ti­more Heroes, the city’s cul­tural pi­o­neers; A Story in Four Col­ors, comic books in pop cul­ture; Ex­tra! Ex­tra!, news­pa­per comics as so­cial and eth­nic com­men­tary; Revo­lu­tion, rock and roll’s im­pact on Amer­i­can cul­ture be­tween 1961 and 1970. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $10, se­niors (55+) $9, stu­dents $7, un­der 4 free. www.gep­pis­mu­seum.com. 301 W. Cam­den St., 410.625.7060 Map C7

HAVRE DE GRACE MAR­ITIME MU­SEUM Items like a replica of a shad shack tell the port’s his­tory. Also home to Ch­e­sa­peake Wooden Boat Builders School, which teaches con­struc­tion and restora­tion of wooden craft. Be­yond Jamestown: Life 400 Years Ago, a jour­ney with Capt. John Smith and crew in the New World, on­go­ing. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Free. www.hdg­mar­itimemu­seum.org. 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, Md., 410.939.4800

HOME­WOOD MU­SEUM Built in 1801 on what is now a cam­pus of Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity, the Pal­la­di­anstyle, Fed­eral-pe­riod man­sion was a wed­ding gift from Dec­la­ra­tion signer Charles Car­roll to his son. Tues.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Tours on the half hour, last at 3:30 p.m. $8, se­niors $7, stu­dents/ chil­dren $5, un­der 5 free. www. mu­se­ums.jhu.edu. 3400 N. Charles St., 410.516.5589 North of Map C1

IR­ISH RAIL­ROAD WORK­ERS MU­SEUM Visit this pair of 1848 row houses to learn about the Ir­ish la­bor­ers who helped build the Bal­ti­more & Ohio Rail­road. One house re-cre­ates the life of a fam­ily of eight (plus one boarder), while the other serves as a trib­ute to Bal­ti­more’s Ir­ish cit­i­zens. Open Sat.; call to con­firm. Tours (by re­quest) in­clude Lem­mon Street, St. Peter’s Church and the Hollins Street Mar­ket. Free. www.irishshrine.org. 1325 Bolton St., 410.669.8154 Map A6

JEWISH MU­SEUM OF MARY­LAND One of the largest Jewish mu­se­ums in the coun­try. Two ex­hi­bi­tion gal­leries, li­brary, re­search cen­ter con­tain­ing more than 1.1 mil­lion doc­u­ments, ar­ti­facts and pho­tos. Three-build­ing com­plex in­cludes the B’nai Is­rael Syn­a­gogue built in 1876. The A-Maze-ing Men­des Co­hen, trac­ing the ad­ven­tures of this Bal­ti­morean who fought in the War of 1812 and raised an Amer­i­can flag on the Nile River through Aug. 2015. Tues.-Thurs., Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $8, stu­dents with ID $4, un­der 12 $3. www. jew­ish­mu­se­ummd.org. 15 Lloyd St., 410.732.6400 Map E5

JOHNS HOP­KINS AR­CHAE­O­LOG­I­CAL MU­SEUM More than 700 ob­jects in newly ren­o­vated univer­sity build­ing’s atrium. Draw­ers for cu­nei­form tablets, stamped bricks from Rome. On loan: Goucher Col­lege’s Egyp­tian mummy. Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. First Sat. of month noon- 4 p.m. Free. ar­chae­o­log­i­cal­mu­seum.jhu.edu. 150 Gil­man Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., 410.516.0383 N of Map C1

LACROSSE MU­SEUM AND NA­TIONAL HALL OF FAME The famed sports pro­grams of Mary­land and Johns Hop­kins uni­ver­si­ties plus teams na­tion­wide re­called through pho­to­graphs, sculp­ture, his­toric equip­ment, uni­forms and film. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $3, chil­dren (5-15) $2, un­der 5 free. www. us­lacrosse.org. 113 W. Univer­sity Pkwy., 410.235.6882 North of Map C1

MARY­LAND HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY A 150-plus-year-old so­ci­ety with more than 100,000 ar­ti­facts and a li­brary of nearly 7 mil­lion items, in­clud­ing orig­i­nal man­u­script of The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner and the orig­i­nal Lady Bal­ti­more statue from the Bat­tle Mon­u­ment, the city’s of­fi­cial em­blem. Woman of Two Worlds: El­iz­a­beth Pat­ter­son Bon­a­parte and the Quest for an Im­pe­rial Legacy, 800 items chron­i­cling this wealthy free

spirit who mar­ried Napoleon’s brother through June 2015. On­go­ing: In Full Glory Re­flected: Mary­land Dur­ing the War of 1812, In­vent­ing a Na­tion: Mary­land in the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Era; The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner Gallery; Di­vided Voices: Mary­land in the Civil War. Wed.Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $9, se­niors $7, stu­dents/chil­dren $6, un­der 3 free. First Thurs. of month free. www.mdhs.org. 201 W. Mon­u­ment St., 410.685.3750 Map C3

MOUNT CLARE MU­SEUM A 1760s Ge­or­gian man­sion, home of Charles Car­roll and Mary­land’s first house mu­seum. Views of city sky­line, 18th- and 19th­cen­tury fam­ily fur­nish­ings, sil­ver, china, jew­elry, por­traits plus Mount Clare Li­brary. Thurs.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (fi­nal tour 3 p.m.) $6, se­niors $5, chil­dren $4. Tick­ets avail­able for train ride from B&O Rail­road Mu­seum to Car­roll Park ($5, chil­dren $4). www.mount­clare.org. 1500 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., Car­roll Park, 410.837.3262 East of Map A7

NA­TIONAL CRYP­TO­LOGIC MU­SEUM From the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency, Amer­ica’s cryp­to­logic his­tory with code-mak­ing and code-break­ing ar­ti­facts. High­lights: WWII Enigma cipher ma­chine and the 60 Years of Cryp­to­logic Ex­cel­lence ex­hibit. Gift shop and li­brary. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. First and third Sat. of month 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free. www.nsa.gov/about/cryp­to­log­ic_her­itage/mu­seum/in­dex.shtml. 20 miles south of Bal­ti­more. NSA, off Route 32, Ft. Meade, Md., 301.688.5849

NA­TIONAL ELEC­TRON­ICS MU­SEUM Ap­prox­i­mately 10,000 ar­ti­facts cel­e­brat­ing science and en­gi­neer­ing. Nike Ajax, radar, ra­dios, vac­uum tubes, manuscripts. Among the gal­leries: Cold War, Early Radar and Un­der Seas. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $3, stu­dents/se­niors $1, 5 and un­der free. www.na­tional­elec­tron­ics mu­seum.org. 1745 W. Nurs­ery Rd., Linthicum Heights, Md., 410.765.0230

NA­TIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MU­SEUM Tableaux of 100 fig­ures: civil rights lead­ers, ath­letes, African cit­i­zens, min­is­ters, politi­cians and no­ta­bles like Langston Hughes and Bal­ti­morean Bil­lie Hol­i­day. Ex­hibits on slav­ery and the Mid­dle Pas­sage. Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon5 p.m. $13, se­niors/stu­dents $12, ages 3-11 $11, un­der 3 free. www.great­blacks

in­wax.org. 1601- 03 E. North Ave., 410.563.3404 North of Map E1

PORT DIS­COV­ERY Ranked among top five U.S. chil­dren’s mu­se­ums, three lev­els of ac­tiv­i­ties to ed­u­cate and en­ter­tain. Kids get soaked (slick­ers and Crocs pro­vided) in Won­ders of Wa­ter (daily ex­cept Mon.) Tues.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $13.95, mil­i­tary/un­der 2 free. www.port­dis­cov­ery.org. 35 Mar­ket Pl., 410.727.8120 Map D6

REGI­NALD F. LEWIS MU­SEUM OF AFRICAN AMER­I­CAN HIS­TORY & CUL­TURE The East Coast’s largest African-Amer­i­can mu­seum with three gal­leries, a two-level the­ater, an oral his­tory record­ing stu­dio, work­shops, class­rooms and cafe. Ly­dia Dou­glas: Cul­tural Re­flec­tions of the African Di­as­pora, pho­to­graphs with glob­al­ized vi­sion of African-Amer­i­can his­tory and cul­ture, through Sept. 7. For Whom It Stands, in­ves­ti­gat­ing the broader his­tory and rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the flag, through Feb. 28. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $8, se­niors/chil­dren/stu­dents $6, un­der 6 free. www. rflewis­mu­seum.org. 830 E. Pratt St., 443.263.1800 Map D6

SPORTS LEG­ENDS AT CAM­DEN YARDS The his­tory of the Ori­oles, Ravens, Colts, Blast, Ne­gro League Black Sox and col­le­giate sports. Ex­hibits in­clud­ing

Babe Ruth: An Amer­i­can Icon; Ori­oles Hall of Fame and The Locker Room: Kids Dis­cov­ery Zone. Sports pho­tog­ra­phy of Neil Leifer, through Oct. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8, se­niors $6, chil­dren (3-12) $4, un­der 3 free. Gift shop. Combo tick­ets with Babe Ruth Mu­seum $12, $8, $5. www.sports leg­end­sat­cam­den­yards.com. 301 W. Cam­den St., 410.727.1539 Map C7

THE STAR-SPAN­GLED BAN­NER FLAG HOUSE Home of Mary Pick­ers­gill, who sewed the flag that in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key’s lyrics to The StarS­pan­gled Ban­ner. Pe­riod fur­ni­ture, war ar­ti­facts and a glass replica of the ban­ner. Dis­cov­ery gallery for kids. Ori­en­ta­tion film. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tours Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Self-guided au­dio tours 10:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. $8, se­niors (55+)/ mil­i­tary $7, stu­dents $6, un­der 6 free. www.flag­house.org. 844 E. Pratt St., 410.837.1793 Map D6

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