Baltimore Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Baltimore, Maryland - MD, USA)

Baltimore is not essentially a tourist city, although is contains its fair share of tourist attractions and sightseeing opportunities. The city's rich and colorful history mean that Baltimore is home to some great natural delights, with major tourist attractions in Baltimore including the Maryland Zoo and National Aquarium.

Provided you are not expecting roller coasters and water slides, there's plenty of things to see and do in the city of Baltimore.

Evergreen House

Address: 4545 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland (MD), USA
Tel: +1 410 516 0341
Evergreen House is the former residence of Ambassador John Work Garrett and his wife, Alice. The house is located on 26 acres / 10 hectares of land and contains 48 rooms. Attractions at Baltimore's Evergreen House include a 35,000-volume rare book collection, 23-karat gold bath and a variety of Japanese art.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 11:00 - 16:00, Saturday and Sunday - 12:00 - 16:00
Admission: charge

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Address: Pier 3, 501 East Pratt Street. Baltimore, Maryland (MD), USA
Tel: +1 410 576 3800
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is a center dedicated to promoting interest in aquatic environments through a vast range of entertaining and educational displays. The aquarium has become one of Baltimore's most popular tourist attractions and is home to some 10,000 creatures including over 600 species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds and fish. Displays within the aquarium center are themed accordingly and include an Atlantic Coral Reef and Rain Forest.
Open hours: July to August, Monday to Thursday - 09:00 to 18:00, Friday to Sunday - 09:00 to 20:00, September and October, Saturday to Thursday - 09:00 to 17:00, Friday - 09:00 to 20:00, November to February, Saturday to Thursday - 10:00 to 17:00, Friday - 10:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors

Lexington Market

Address: 400 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland (MD), USA
Tel: +1 410 685 6169
Baltimore's Lexington Market was established in 1782 and claims to be America's oldest continuously operating market. Since its 2003 renovation, the market has housed over 140 vendors, with attractions including a wide variety of goods such as meat and seafood, baked products, sweets and ethnic foods.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 7:00 to 18:00
Admission: free

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Address: Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland (MD), 21217, USA
Tel: +1 410 396 7102
Founded in 1878, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the third-oldest zoo in the country and combines excitement and education for visitors of all ages. The 161-acre / 65-hectare zoo is home to a wealth of creatures from every continent. On the Harold and Selma Taylor African Journey, attractions include leopards, cheetahs, lions, primates, elephants, rhinos, penguins, zebras, giraffes, gazelles, warthogs and more.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 16:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors

Pimlico Race Course

Address: 5201 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland (MD), 21215-5116, USA
Tel: +1 410 542 9400
Since 1870, Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course has been the host of some the country's most exciting horseback racing events. The third Saturday in May sees the Preakness Stakes, one of the calendar's biggest and best attended race meetings.
Open hours: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday - 11:30 to 20:30, Wednesday and Thursday - 11:30 to midnight, Friday - 11:30 to 01:00, Saturday - 11:30 to 00:30
Admission: charge

Maryland Science Center

Address: 601 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland (MD), 21230, USA
Tel: +1 410 685 5225
Housed in a striking modern building, the Maryland Science Center contains many exciting hands-on attractions, including Dinosaur Mysteries, the Fossil Quest, the Outer Space Place, information about your body, children's play areas and kinetic energy exhibits. Perfect for families in Baltimore, the Maryland Science Center also contains an IMAX theater, a Planetarium and a well-equipped observatory.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 16:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors