Welcome to Baltimore, the largest independent city in America commonly known as Charm city due to its charming atmosphere. Geographically Baltimore is located in America but it is not the part of any country and has an independent status. It is a beautiful city located on the seaport in Maryland (the state of USA). It has a great historical importance being an important seaport of North Atlantic. Baltimore is one of the most attractive resorts in the world due to it’s to its historical importance, natural beauty and delicious food. It is especially famous for its delicious crabs; there is also an annual festival meant only to catch crabs and give them to your loved ones. Being one of the most charming cities of the world, Baltimore attracts millions of tourists every year. Before visiting a city or a country a person is curious to know about its top-rated places to visit, If you are one of those and you are looking for best tourists attractions in Baltimore then you are at the right place because down below we have prepared a list of top ten tourist places in Baltimore.
10) Baltimore Museum of Art
Situated in John Hopkins University, Baltimore Museum of Art is one of the biggest art museums of United States portraying different forms of art from different parts of the world showcasing a broad overview of different periods of the history. The construction of the museum was started in 1924 and covers an area of about 2,10,000 square feet. The museum holds a magnificent collection of sculptors and paintings from different parts of the world. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday and for the rest of the days it is open from 10 AM – 5 PM.
9) Fell’s Point
Located in the south eastern side of Baltimore, Fell’s Point is an area along the waterfront having great historical importance. The reason of its historical importance is the settlement of large amount of immigrants from Poland, Germany, Ukraine and Russia in it in the past. It was founded in 1732 and features a large amount of shops, stores, stalls and food points. It covers a vast area of about 30 hectares and is built in accordance with different styles of architecture including Greek revival and Italianate. Fell’s point is the destination of tourists from all over the world.
8) American visionary art museum
Situated at 800 key Highway in Federal hill neighborhood of Maryland, American visionary art museum is an art museum which specializes in portraying and presenting raw art. It’s a vast museum covering approximately an area of about 1.1 acres. In this vast area 67,000 square feet is reserved for exhibition and a large collection of about 4,000 pieces which are the works of some visionary and legendary artists. The museum was established in 1995 and since then it has gained a lot of popularity due to its unique kind of exhibitions and shows each year focusing mainly on self-exploration, self-confidence, living an honorable life and creative self-reliance.
7) Walters Art Museum
Situated in Mount Vernon-Belvedere in Baltimore, Walters Art Museum is an art museum which was opened to public in 1934. The museum is enriched with a large number of collections established during 19th century. Initially its name was Walters Art Gallery which was changed to Walters Art Museum in 2000. The museum is enriched with a huge collection of pieces of different kinds of art including ancient art, Asian art, medieval art and Islamic art. Each year, the museum receives a large number of visitors from different parts of the world. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday and for the rest of the days it is open from 10 AM to 5 PM except Thursday when it closed at 9 PM.
6) Johns Hopkins University
Named after the famous American entrepreneur and philanthropist John Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University is a private university in Baltimore. The university was established in 1876 and since then it has been offering high quality education. Along with providing high quality education, the university has been a center of research and is considered as the first research university in the United States. The university has produced a total of 5,326 graduates and 14,848 post-graduates to date and has been ranked 10th globally in undergraduate programs by U.S News & World Report. The university has ten different campuses in different parts of United States and outside United States including Italy, China and Singapore.
5) Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Commonly known as Camden Yards or simply Oriole Park, it is a huge baseball ballpark situated in West Camden Street, Baltimore. It has the sitting capacity of 45,971 people and has the highest recorded attendance of 49,828 people on July 10, 2005. The park was opened on 6th of April, 1992. The total expenditure of the construction was about 110 million dollars. Since its opening, it has hosted a large number of games and its success inspired other cities to build their own baseball ballparks also.
4) National Aquarium
Located beside the harbor in Downtown Baltimore, National Aquarium is a public aquarium which was opened on August 8, 1981. The Aquarium has the distinction of being the largest tourists’ attraction in Maryland receiving about 1.5 million visitors annually. It covers a vast area of about 23,000 meters square, holding about 2,200,000 gallons of water and represents about 750 different species. The aquarium houses a large number of exhibits including an open ocean shark tank, Living Seashore, Wings in the water and many others. The Aquarium is open 7 days a week; it usually opens at 9 AM in the morning and closes at 8 PM on Friday, 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday and 4 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Situated on the Inner harbor, Harborplace is a marketplace that was opened on 2nd of July 1980. It’s a large marketplace comprising of a large number of shops, restaurants and stores selling different products which are related to Baltimore and Maryland in one way or the other. The design of Harborplace was made by Benjamin C. Thompson and the developing task was done by James W. Rouse and The Rouse Company.
2) Maryland Science Center
Located on the Inner harbor in Baltimore, Maryland Science Center is a modern science center built in 1976. It holds a large number of exhibits with 3 different levels, an observatory and a planetarium. Every year different science experiments take place in it for learning and educational purposes.
1) Washington Monument
Located in the north of Downtown Baltimore, Washington Monument is a 178 feet high monument dedicated to George Washington, the first president of United States. The construction of the monument was started in 1815 and got completed in 1829; however it was open to public from 1815. The monument is the center of attraction for a large number of tourists every year. This comes to the end of the list of the top 10 tourist places in Baltimore. We tried our maximum to provide you with the best places to visit in Baltimore, however if you have any other place in your mind let us know in the comments below.