Baltimore Attractions

Baltimore AttractionsBaltimore is a city filled with rich history and amazing culture, which make it one of the best cities in the United States to visit. While it is not hard to find something fun to do in Baltimore, these are the four best attractions in the city.

USS Constellation
The USS Constellation is a United States Navy war ship that dates back to the 1850s. The USS Constellation was used in both World War I and World War II. The ship was refurbished in 1999 to turn it into a popular tourist attraction in Baltimore. Tours of the USS Constellation are available throughout the day and visitors are able to see almost the entire ship. The highlight of the tour is when the cannons are fired, which only occurs once a day.

Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art is one of the most prestigious museums in the city, and it dates all the way back to 1914. The most popular collection include the ones highlighting African and American art. There are nearly 100,000 works of art in the Baltimore Museum of Art featuring some of the most famous artists of all-time including van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Manet and Degas. There are not many places in the world where you can see such great art for free.

The Maryland Zoo
The Maryland Zoo first opened in 1876, which makes it the third oldest zoo in the United States. There are currently over 2000 animals on display at The Maryland Zoo. The two most popular exhibits currently featured at The Maryland Zoo are the African journey and the polar bear watch. The Maryland Zoo is still widely considered to be one the premiere zoos in the country despite the fact that it was forced to downsize in 2004 due to lack of funding.

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum is the former home of the great author during the 1830s. The building officially became a National Historic Landmark in 1972. This attraction is a great way to see how Poe lived while he was creating some of his most famous works of art. Some of the most famous works created in the home include The Coliseum, Latin Hymn, MS. Found a Bottle and The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfall. Everyone that visits will be shocked one of the greatest writers of all-time had to live in such a small house and in poverty for most of his life.