June 21st, 2019
If you’re looking for something new to see, there are plenty of unique museums right within walking distance from The Zenith! Everyone knows about the Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, and American Visionary Art Museum, but did you know about any of these lesser-known museums?
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Before making a name for himself in New York, Babe Ruth was born at 216 Emory Street in Baltimore, now the location of the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Only a few short minutes away from Camden Yards, it’s the perfect place for any baseball fan to spend the day. The museum is open from 10am-5pm, with extended hours on game days until 7pm.
B&O Railroad Museum
Take a ride back in time and learn about the first railroad system in the United States. The B&O Railroad Museum is located just down the road from The Zenith at 901 W. Pratt Street. Learn about the history of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad through plenty of collections and exhibits, and even take a train ride while you’re there! You can visit Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm.
Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum
After visiting the B&O Railroad Museum, make your next stop the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, which is just around the corner. Celebrate Irish history in Baltimore and check out some of the homes that housed Irish immigrants who worked on the B&O Railroad. The museum is open Fridays from 11am-3pm and Saturdays from 11am-4pm.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum and Grave
Honor the late, great author known for famous works such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by visiting the Edgar Allan Poe Museum and Grave. Check out the museum at 203 N. Amity Street, open Tuesday-Sunday, and the grave and monument at 515 W. Fayette Street.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
A can’t miss landmark in Baltimore! The fifteen story building with its famous clock is located at 21 S. Eutaw St. has plenty of studio space and numerous exhibitions with something for every art lover. Admission is free to the museum, which is open Saturdays from 11am-4pm.
We hope you’ll take the opportunity to visit some of these great locales so close to home!