Baltimore Shore Excursions
Famous Fort McHenry is sited half-a-mile westwards of Maryland cruise terminal. In the War of 1812, United States forces based at Fort McHenry successfully defended the city from attack by British forces in a fierce fight. The Battle of Baltimore was observed by Francis Scott Key from a boat anchored in the bay, and he was moved into penning the words to the Star Spangled Banner.
Baltimore Museum of Industry
A series of galleries show old machines, original manuscripts and monochrome photos chronicling the history of commerce in the city.
American Visionary Art Museum
This interesting museum is dedicated to the work of the untrained artist, if recognized of having an exceptional vision. However untrained people may be gifted, and the paintings and the sculptures are surprising, engaging and enjoyable.
Federal Hill received its name after a day of rejoicing instigated by the state of Maryland’s listing in the constitution of the USA. It’s now a small green area, with tended paths and big trees, giving a splendid viewpoint of Inner Harbor.
Maryland Science Center
Popular galleries at the Maryland Science Center are dinosaurs, Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab, outer space, newton’s physics, the human body and earth science. Also in the museum you’ll find an imax and a planetarium.
Historic Ships in Baltimore Museum
The marvelous collection of ships at the Historic Ships Museum include the Lightship Chesapeake, USCGC Taney, the USS Constellationthe USS Torsk and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse.
Around about a mile eastwards from Inner Harbor stands the notable neighborhood of Fell’s Point. In the early nineteenth century US ships were legally allowed to attack British vessels, and Fell’s Point was the base of several yards making privateer ships. The narrow streets, small market places and tall townhouses remind one of those hectic years. Today the tourist will also find several cafes for a welcome stop from seeing the sights.
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