Art Mu­seum

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AMER­I­CAN VI­SION­ARY ART MU­SEUM Jim Rouse Vi­sion­ary Cen­ter with two floors of art cars, the Cabaret Me­chan­i­cal Theater, ki­netic sculp­tures. Paint­ings from the Von Bru­enchen­hein Col­lec­tion. The Vi­sion­ary Ex­pe­ri­ence: Saint Fran­cis to Fin­ster, grand “Aha” mo­ments from in­ven­tors, sci­en­tists, Amer­ica’s found­ing fa­thers, dream­ers and saints through Aug. 2015. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $15.95, se­niors $13.95, stu­dents $9.95, 6 and un­der free. Gift shop with quirky finds. 800 Key Hwy., 410.244.1900 Map D8 ASIAN ARTS AND CUL­TURE CEN­TER An on­go­ing col­lec­tion, ob­jects from Korea, China, Ja­pan and SE Asia. Med­i­ta­tion, di­verse tra­di­tions, his­to­ries, pur­poses and ap­proaches to med­i­ta­tion through Dec. 13. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat. 1- 4 p.m. dur­ing exhibitions. Free. www.tow­­narts. Fine Arts Build­ing, Tow­son Univer­sity, 8000 York Rd., 410.704.2807 BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF ART Hous­ing 90,000-plus ob­jects, an­cient mo­saics to con­tem­po­rary art. Cone Col­lec­tion fea­tures Renoir, Matisse, Gau­guin and Pi­casso. Front Room: Seth Adels­berger, va­ri­ety of lu­mi­nes­cent and tex­tured paint­ings from Bal­ti­more-based artist-through Nov. 2. Grand re­open­ing of the Merrick En­trance and ren­o­vated Dorothy McIl­vain Scott Amer­i­can Wing Nov. 23. On Pa­per: Al­ter­nate Re­al­i­ties reimag­ing the visual lan­guage of popular cul­ture through April 12. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. 10 Art Mu­seum Dr., 443.573.1700 North of Map D1 MARYLAND ART PLACE A non-profit con­tem­po­rary gallery at Power Plant Live! Reg­istry of 1,600 re­gional artists. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www.mdart­ 8 Mar­ket Pl., 410.962.8565 Map D5 MARYLAND IN­STI­TUTE COL­LEGE OF ART MICA Na­tion’s old­est fully ac­cred­ited, four-year, de­gree-grant­ing art col­lege with gallery for works by

na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artists, fac­ulty and stu­dents. Lo­cally Sourced, va­ri­ety of me­dia show­cas­ing the in­ter­con­nected cul­tural land­scape of the arts and en­ter­tain­ment dis­trict. Fac­ulty Ex­hi­bi­tion through Nov. 2. Ju­ried un­der­grad­u­ate Ex­hi­bi­tion Nov. 21-Dec. 14Mon.- Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free. www. Fox Build­ing, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave., 410.669.9200 Map C1

SCHOOL 33 ART CEN­TER Ren­o­vated pub­lic school, now Bal­ti­more’s orig­i­nal al­ter­na­tive space for con­tem­po­rary gal­leries, stu­dio fa­cil­i­ties and class­rooms for ceram­ics and print-mak­ing work­shops. Co-Lab(ora­tion): Nan­o­tec­ture, in­stal­la­tion by Jonathan La­tiano and Jen­nifer Strunge through Dec 31. Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1427 Light St., 443.263.4350 S of Map C8

WAL­TERS ART MU­SEUM Art, jew­elry, me­dieval ar­mor and Egyp­tian col­lec­tion (vir­tual au­topsy of a mummy). Cham­ber of Won­ders, the imag­i­nary gallery of a fic­tional 17th-cen­tury Flem­ish noble. Small sculp­tures from Me­soamer­ica. Audio tours. From Pen to Press: Ex­per­i­men­ta­tion and In­no­va­tion in the Age of Print Nov. 22, 2014– April 12. From Rye to Raphael: The Wal­ters Story, art and ar­ti­facts il­lus­trate the sto­ries be­hind the gift to the city from the Wal­ters fam­ily through April 17. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. till 9 p.m. Free walk-in tours. Cafe. www.the­wal­ 600 N. Charles St., 410.547.9000 Map C3


BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER The city’s tallest build­ing at the time of its 1911 con­struc­tion, built by Cap­tain Isaac Emer­son, in­ven­tor of the Bromo Seltzer headache rem­edy. Now a West­side icon hold­ing stu­dio space for more than 30 visual and per­form­ing artists. Open house ev­ery Sat. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. with clock room tours ($5 do­na­tion) on the hour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. www. bro­moseltzer­ 21 S. Eutaw St., 443.874.3596 Map C6

CRE­ATIVE AL­LIANCE Con­tem­po­rary art on dis­play and per­for­mance space host­ing com­edy, film screen­ings and ex­per­i­men­tal mu­sic. See En­ter­tain­ment list­ing for con­certs and show­ings. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free en­try, ticket prices vary. Mar­quee Lounge for din­ner and drinks. www.cre­ativeal­ 3134 East­ern Ave., 410.276.1651 Map H6

EDGAR AL­LAN POE’S GRAVE At West­min­ster burial grounds, fi­nal rest­ing place of Bal­ti­more’s most fa­mous poet. On Poe’s birth­day, Jan. 19, an un­known ad­mirer brought co­gnac and roses at dawn to his grave for years un­til 2010. Tours first and third Fri­days (April-Nov.). 8 a.m.-dusk. Free. 519 W. Fayette St., 410.706.2072 Map B5

FORT MCHENRY A strate­gic in­stal­la­tion pro­tect­ing the city dur­ing the Revo­lu­tion, War of 1812 and Civil War. War of 1812 bat­tle here in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key to pen the words of The Star-Span­gled Banner. Vis­i­tors cen­ter has films and ex­hibits. Daily flag rais­ing at 9:30 a.m., low­er­ing at 4:20 p.m. Vis­i­tors Cen­ter and Star Fort 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., park 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7, 15 and un­der free. E. Fort Ave., 410.962.4290 S of Map F8

HIS­TORIC SHIPS IN BAL­TI­MORE The USS Con­stel­la­tion, from 1854, was the last Civil War-era ves­sel built by the Navy. After years of restora­tion, the 1,400-ton, 179-foot war­ship re­turned to the In­ner Har­bor in 1999. Other In­ner Har­bor ships to tour: Taney, the last sur­viv­ing war­ship of Pearl Har­bor; Torsk, a sub from World War II; Chesapeake, a light­ship that guided early-1900s mariners across the Chesapeake Bay. Daily from 10 a.m. Hours vary by month; call to con­firm. One ship: $5-11, two ships: $6-14, four ships: $7-18; 5 and un­der free. www. his­toric­ Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., 410.539.1797 Map D6

MARYLAND SCI­ENCE CEN­TER Three lev­els of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits. Live demos like Di­nosaur Mys­ter­ies and Follow the Blue Crab. The Shed, DIY work­shop for all ages. 50-foot domed Davis Plan­e­tar­ium, an IMAX theater with five-story-high movie screens, show­ing films like Born to be Wild, Pen­guins, Star Span­gled Banner: An­them of Lib­erty. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. till 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mon. $18.95, se­niors $17.95, chil­dren 3-12 $15.95, un­der 3 free. IMAX ex­tra. First Fri­days, $8 ad­mis­sion 5-8 p.m. to ex­hibits, plan­e­tar­ium and IMAX. Gift shop and cafe.­ 601 Light St., 410.685.5225 Map C7

MARYLAND ZOO IN BAL­TI­MORE More than 1,500 an­i­mals on 160 acres. Rap­tor Gar­den, Gi­raffe Feed­ing Sta­tion, Po­lar Bear Watch, un­der­wa­ter view­ing and Chim­panzee For­est. Rise and Con­quer, of­fi­cial mas­cots of the NFL Ravens.

Break­fast with the Santa and Friends, buf­fet-style break­fast, sea­son crafts and an­i­mal feed­ing be­fore Zoo opens, 8:30 a.m.- 10 a.m., se­lect dates through Dec. 20. Daily 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $18, se­niors $15, chil­dren $13, un­der 2 free. Free park­ing. www.mary­land­ Druid Hill Park, 443.552.5296 North of Map B1

M&T BANK STA­DIUM Home of Bal­ti­more’s NFL fran­chise (and Su­per Bowl XLVII cham­pi­ons!) the Ravens since 1998. 71,000-ca­pac­ity sta­dium (119 suites and 8,196 club seats) west of the In­ner Har­bor. www.bal­ti­mor­ 1101 Rus­sell St., 410.261.7283 Map B8

NA­TIONAL AQUAR­IUM More than 16,000 crea­tures housed in rain for­est, marine mam­mal pavil­ion, river gorge and co­ral reef ecosys­tems. See jel­lies and an­i­mal feed­ings. 4D Im­mer­sion Theater and Har­bor Mar­ket Kitchen. On­go­ing ex­hibits like An­i­mal Planet Aus­tralia. Black­tip Reef, a 260,000-gal­lon Indo-Pa­cific co­ral reef ex­hibit with up-close views of sharks, st­ingrays and a 400-pound sea tur­tle. Dol­phin Dis­cov­ery, all-day ac­cess to dol­phins and ex­perts, fea­tur­ing train­ing, play, feed­ings.

Daily from 9 a.m. Hours vary by month; check on­line. Re­served tick­ets rec­om­mended. All-Aquar­ium ad­mis­sion $34.95 (Fri­days after 5 p.m. $12), se­niors $29.95, chil­dren $21.95, un­der 3 free. 501 E. Pratt St., 410.576.3800 Map D6

ORI­OLE PARK AT CAM­DEN YARDS A be­hind-the-scenes tour with a peek at the dugout, score­board con­trol room and press box. Learn about the trans­for­ma­tion of a rail­road yard into a world­class ball­park. Tick­ets for tours at north end box of­fice near Gate H. Hourly tours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Sun. noon-3 p.m. $9, se­niors/chil­dren $6, 3 and un­der free. www.ori­ 333 W. Cam­den St., 888.848.2473 Map B6

PHOENIX SHOT TOWER Be­fore D.C.’s Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment, the tallest build­ing in the United States. Take a tour of this bul­let-pro­duc­ing site on the grounds of the Car­roll Man­sion, for­mer res­i­dence of Charles Car­roll, who signed the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence. Na­tional His­toric Land­mark. Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, chil­dren/se­niors/stu­dents/mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free. www. car­roll­mu­se­ 801 E. Fayette St., at Pres­i­dent St., 410.605.2964 Map D5

PIM­LICO RACE COURSE Sto­ried home of the Preak­ness Stakes, sec­ond leg of the Triple Crown. Daily for simul­cast rac­ing, 350 bet­ting win­dows. Mon.-Tues. 11:00

a.m.- 6 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till 11:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11:45 p.m., Sun. till 8:30 p.m. Grand­stand/club­house ad­mis­sion $3, Sports Palace restau­rant seats $5, $3 after 7:30 p.m. www.pim­ 5201 Park Heights Ave., 410.542.9400

RI­P­LEY’S BE­LIEVE IT OR NOT! A 10,000-square-foot “od­di­to­rium” for ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the weird, won­der­ful world of Ri­p­ley. Out­ra­geous and in­cred­i­ble ar­ti­facts from around the world, plus il­lu­sions in the Mar­velous Mir­ror Maze and 4D Mov­ing Theater. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. till 7 p.m. $17.99, chil­dren (ages 4-12) $11.99, plus fees for theater and maze.­­ti­more. 301 Light St., 443.615.7878 Map C6

TOP OF THE WORLD  I.M. Pei-de­signed, 423-foot ob­ser­va­tion level and mu­seum. Tallest pen­tag­o­nal build­ing in the world with a 360-de­gree view of the city from 27th floor. 9/11 Maryland Memo­rial Ex­hibit through De­cem­ber 31. Wed.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.Sat. till 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. $5, se­niors/mil­i­tary $4, chil­dren $3, un­der 3 free. www.view­bal­ti­ 401 E. Pratt St., 410.837.8439 Map D6

U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY Col­lege of the U.S. Navy. Guided walk­ing tours daily; Ages 16 and older must bring photo ID. Gift shop. $9.50, se­niors $8.50, stu­dents $7.50, un­der 5 free. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.­on­ 52 King George St., An­napo­lis, Md., 410.293.8687

Golf Cour­ses

BULLE ROCK Named for Amer­ica’s first Thor­ough­bred. Pete Dye-de­signed, top-ranked course ap­prox­i­mately 30 miles north­east of Bal­ti­more. Five sets of tees on long and short holes. Club­house with restau­rant and views of Chesapeake Bay. Full locker room ser­vice. Cad­dies avail­able. www.bulle­rock­ 320 Blen­heim Ln., Havre de Grace, Md., 410.939.8887

THE CLUB AT TURF VAL­LEY A bent grass course with 36 holes, driv­ing range, prac­tice ar­eas, men’s and women’s locker rooms. For ev­ery level of player. Also spa, saunas, pools, ten­nis courts, Fair­way Lounge and Alexan­dra’s for din­ing. www.tur­f­val­ 2700 Turf Val­ley Rd., El­li­cott City, Md., 410.465.1500

His­toric Re­li­gious Sites

BAL­TI­MORE BASIL­ICA Na­tional Shrine of the As­sump­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary. In 1806, Bishop John Car­roll placed the cor­ner­stone of this land­mark site, Mother Church of Ro­man Catholi­cism. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. till end of mass. Guided tours Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sun. noon. Gift shop: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. www. bal­ti­more­basil­ 409 Cathe­dral St., 410.727.3565 Map C4

LLOYD STREET SYNAGOGUE Bal­ti­more He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion be­gan build­ing Maryland’s first synagogue in 1845, site is now the third-old­est in the coun­try. Site of the Jewish Mu­seum of Maryland. Gift shop and li­brary. Synagogue guided tours on the hour Sun.-Thurs. 11 am., 1- 4 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8, se­niors $6, stu­dents $4, un­der 12 $3. 15 Lloyd St., 410.732.6400 Map E5

MOTHER SE­TON HOUSE AND HIS­TORIC SEM­I­NARY CHAPEL Site of the first Catholic sem­i­nary in the United States and home of first Amer­i­can saint El­iz­a­beth Se­ton. Known to­day as St. Mary’s Spir­i­tual Cen­ter & His­toric Site. Mon.Fri. noon-3:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-3 p.m. Free. www.stmarysspir­i­tu­al­cen­ 600 N. Paca St., 410.728.6464 Map B4

OLD ST. PAUL’S CHURCH The Angli­can com­mu­nity’s “Mother Church of Bal­ti­more.” Founded in 1692. Cur­rent build­ing, one of the city’s ar­chi­tec­tural gems, dates to 1856. Sun­day ser­vices (8, 9 and 11 a.m.) plus Thurs. 12:15 p.m. Eucharist ser­vice. www. stpauls­bal­ti­ 309 Cathe­dral St., 410.685.3404 Map C5

ST. ALPHONSUS CHURCH De­signed by ar­chi­tect Robert Cary Long in 1845 in South­ern Ger­man neo-Gothic style. Sun. Mass: Lithua­nian (8:30 a.m.), English (10 a.m.), city’s only Tri­den­tine Mass (11:30 a.m.). Mon.-Sat. Mass 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Call to ar­range tours. www. stalphon­sus­ 114 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6090 Map C4

ST. JUDE SHRINE A cen­ter of de­vo­tions to St. Jude, pa­tron saint of hope­less causes. Mass Sun. 8, 9, 11:30 a.m.; Mon.Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 7 a.m., noon; Wed. 7, 7:45 a.m., noon; Sat. 7:45 a.m., noon, 4:30 p.m. Check on­line for ad­di­tional ser­vices. 512 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6026 Map B4

ST. MARY’S SPIR­I­TUAL CEN­TER Once a con­vent, build­ing now of­fers trained staff var­i­ous lec­tures and pro­grams per­tain­ing to Christian spir­i­tu­al­ity. www.stmarysspir­i­tu­al­cen­ 600 North Paca St., 410.728.6464. Map B4

Mu­se­ums & Li­braries

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. baberuth­mu­ 216 Emory St., 410.727.1539 Map B6

BAL­TI­MORE CIVIL WAR MU­SEUM Ex­hibits at his­toric Pres­i­dent St. Sta­tion. On April 9, 1861, the first blood­shed of the Civil War oc­curred when a Mas­sachusetts vol­un­teer mili­tia left this sta­tion to walk to the B&O’s Cam­den Sta­tion but was at­tacked by South­ern sym­pa­thiz­ers. Book­store. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free. www. civil­war­balti­ 601 S. Pres­i­dent St., 410.878.6411 Map E7

BAL­TI­MORE COUNTY HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY MU­SEUM In a 19th-cen­tury stone build­ing, manuscripts, pho­tos, ledgers and clip­pings doc­u­ment the county’s his­tory. Fri. noon- 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., sec­ond Wed. 7-8:30 p.m. $5. 9811 Van Buren Ln., Cock­eysville, Md., 410.666.1878

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. 1415 Key Hwy., 410.727.4808 South of Map D8

BAL­TI­MORE & OHIO 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.­ 901 W. Pratt St., 410.752.2490 Map A6

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.bal­ti­more­street­ 1901 Falls Rd., 410.547.0264 North of Map C1

CAR­ROLL MAN­SION Home of Charles Car­roll, only Catholic signer of Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence. Ded­i­cated to his­tory of Bal­ti­more and Jon­estown. Tours (also to Phoenix Shot Tower). Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. (last tour starts 3 p.m.). $5, chil­dren/se­niors/stu­dents/ mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free.­roll­mu­se­ 800 E. Lom­bard St., 410.605.2964 Map E6

EDGAR AL­LAN POE HOUSE MU­SEUM The writer lived at 203 Amity Street from 1832 un­til 1835. Mu­seum was re­opened after ren­o­va­tions in fall 2013. Bi­o­graph­i­cal video, pe­riod fur­nish­ings. See web­site for hours. 203 N. Amity St., 410.396.7932 Map A4

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. prat­tli­ 400 Cathe­dral St., 410.396.5430 Map C4

EUBIE BLAKE NA­TIONAL JAZZ IN­STI­TUTE AND CUL­TURAL CEN­TER Ex­hibits honor Bal­ti­more jazz artists Blake, Bil­lie Hol­l­i­day and Cab Cal­loway. See web­site for con­certs, classes and po­etry read­ings. Be Free Fri­days, po­etry read­ings last Fri­day of each month 7 p.m. Wed.-Fri. 1- 6 p.m., Sat.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun. by appt.). $5. www. eu­ 847 N. Howard St., 410.225.3130 Map C2

EVER­GREEN MU­SEUM & LI­BRARY Am­bas­sador John Work Gar­rett’s 48-room Gilded Age man­sion. Art, rare books, op­u­lent fur­nish­ings, Léon Bakst decor. From Here to Eter­nity: The Sym­bol­ism of Every­green’s ‘Eight Im­mor­tals’ Scrolls through May 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. mu­se­ 4545 N. Charles St., 410.516.0341 North of Map D1

FIRE MU­SEUM OF MARYLAND  Bells, flash­ing lights, an­tique ve­hi­cles and an en­gine to climb plus 250 years of fire­fight­ing his­tory. Ex­hibits like Life of a Fire­man and The Great Bal­ti­more Fire of 1904. Cit­i­zen-Fire­man-Sol­dier, Bal­ti­more’s fire de­fense dur­ing the War of 1812 through 2015. Gift shop. Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Closed in Jan. $12, se­niors/ fire­fight­ers $10, ages 2-18 $5, un­der 2 free.­mu­se­ 1301 York Rd., Lutherville, Md., 410.321.7500

FRED­ER­ICK DOU­GLASS ISAAC MY­ERS MAR­ITIME PARK ship­builders 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. dou­glass­my­ 1417 Thames St., 410.685.0295 Map E8

GEORGE PE­ABODY LI­BRARY The noted phi­lan­thropist built li­brary, a cel­e­brated ar­chi­tec­tural achiev­ment, 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.­ 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 more 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. 31. 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 com­men- tary; 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.gep­pis­mu­ 301 W. Cam­den St., 410.625.7060 Map C7

HAVRE DE GRACE MAR­ITIME MU­SEUM Items like a replica of a shad shack tell the story of the port’s his­tory. Also home to Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School, which teaches con­struc­tion and restora­tion of wooden crafts. Beyond Jamestown: Life 400 Years Ago, a jour­ney back in time 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.hdg­mar­itimemu­ 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, Md., 410.939.4800

HOME­WOOD MU­SEUM Built in 1801 on a cam­pus of Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity, the Pal­la­dian-style, 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. mu­se­ 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 rail­road work­ers 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. Mu­seum open Sat.; call to con­firm. Tours (by re­quest) in­clude Lem­mon Street, St. Peter’s Church and the Hollins Street Mar­ket. Free. 1325 Bolton St., 410.669.8154 Map A6

JEWISH MU­SEUM OF MARYLAND  One of the largest Jewish mu­se­ums in the coun­try. Two gal­leries with ex­hibits, 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. Tues.-Thurs., Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $8, stu­dents with ID $4, un­der 12 $3. www.jew­ish­mu­se­ 15 Lloyd St., 410.732.6400 Map E5

JOHNS HOP­KINS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MU  SEUM More than 700 ob­jects housed in newly ren­o­vated univer­sity build­ing’s atrium. In­te­rior fea­tures draw­ers for cu­nei­form tablets, stamped bricks from Rome and more. 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. ar­chae­o­log­i­cal­mu­ 150 Gil­man Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., 410.516.0383 N of Map C1

LACROSSE MU­SEUM AND NA­TIONAL HALL OF FAME The famed lacrosse 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. us­ 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. Pe­riod fur­ni­ture, sil­ver, toys, paint­ings.

Woman of Two Worlds: El­iz­a­beth Pat­ter­son Bon­a­parte and the Quest for an Im­pe­rial Legacy, 800 items chron­i­cle this wealthy free spirit who mar­ried Napoleon’s brother through June 2015. On­go­ing: 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. 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.mount­ 1500 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., Car­roll Park, 410.837.3262 East of Map A7

NA­TIONAL CRYP­TO­LOGIC MU­SEUM From the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency, ex­pla­na­tions of Amer­ica’s cryp­to­logic his­tory with code-mak­ing and code­break­ing ar­ti­facts. High­lights: WWII Enigma ci­pher ma­chine, mu­seum li­brary 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.­to­log­ic_heri-

tage/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.­tional­elec­tron­ic­smu­ 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. noon-5 p.m. $13, se­niors/stu­dents $12, ages 3-11 $11, un­der 3 free. www.great­blacksin­ 1601- 03 E. North Ave., 410.563.3404 North of Map E1

NA­TIONAL MU­SEUM OF DEN­TISTRY Ob­jects like George Wash­ing­ton’s den­tures shown within the world’s first den­tal col­lege. Films, his­toric teeth, tooth­brushes through time, in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits that let kids play den­tist. The Oper­a­tory of the Fu­ture and Amer­i­can Col­lege of Den­tists’ Mace and Torch, sym­bols of the found­ing of the col­lege. Open by ap­point­ment only; call to sched­ule a tour. $7, se­niors/stu­dents $6, ages 3-12 $5, un­der 2 free. www. den­tal­mu­ 31 S. Greene St., 410.706.7461 Map B5

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.port­dis­cov­ 35 Mar­ket Pl., 410.727.8120 Map D6

REGINALD F. LEWIS MU­SEUM OF AFRI  CAN 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. Strug­gle, por­traits of ac­tive lead­ers in both the Civil Rights and Black Power move­ments through Jan 19. For Whom it Stands, in­ves­ti­gates the broader his­tory and rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the flag, through Fe­bru­ary 28. Wed.Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $8, se­niors/chil­dren/stu­dents $6, un­der 6 free. www.rflewis­mu­ 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 Col­lec­tion, sports pho­tog­ra­phy of Neil Leifer, through Oc­to­ber. 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.­sle­gend­sat­cam­den­ 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 Star-Span­gled 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.flag­ 844 E. Pratt St., 410.837.1793 Map D6

Parks & Gar­dens

DRUID HILL PARK On the Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places, the city’s first large, mu­nic­i­pal park. Druid Hill Lake on grounds as well as the Howard Peters Rawl­ings Con­ser­va­tory, the coun­try’s sec­ond-old­est Vic­to­rian struc­ture of its kind. Walk­ing trails and ath­letic courts. www.druid­hill­ 900 Druid Park Lake Dr. North of Map A1

FED­ERAL HILL PARK Pub­lic park since 1879, once an es­sen­tial look­out dur­ing the Civil War and War of 1812. Har­bor view and pic­nic spot. Bat­tery Ave. and Key Hwy. Map D7

PAT­TER­SON PARK One of the city’s old­est parks be­gan as a six-acre do­na­tion in 1827 and now spans 137 acres with lake, ice rink in win­ter, ball fields, pool and ten­nis courts. Vic­to­rian Pagoda, opens mid-April (noon- 6 p.m.). www. pat­ter­son­ East­ern and Pat­ter­son Park aves., Map G5/6

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