Museums and Theaters in Maryland

Washington Monument in Baltimore

Theater and opera houses

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park City is a massive center for the performing arts. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center was opened in 2001 on the campus of the University of Maryland. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center offers a total of 6 stages of different sizes on an area of ​​almost 30,000 m². In addition to theater productions, dance events, concerts also find their way onto the stage here.

Contact 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, Maryland 20742

Lyric Opera House in Baltimore
The Lyric Opera House in the city of Baltimore is a historic theater from 1893. The Lyric Opera House was built in the Renaissance style. Nowadays the Lyric Opera House is the home of the Lyric Opera Baltimore. The Great Hall of the Theater looks particularly successful after the last renovation. In 1986 the Lyric Opera House was added to the list of Historic Places.

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Contact 140 W. Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore Maryland 21201

Maryland Theater in Hagerstown
The Maryland Theater in the city of Hagerstown, in the north of Maryland, was opened in 1915 and is the most important performance venue in the region. The Maryland Theater offers a total of 1,300 seats and is the venue for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. The Maryland Theater has been on the list of Historic Places since 1976.

Contact 21 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown Maryland, 21740

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore
The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in the city of Baltimore was opened in 1982 and represents an important concert hall in the city. The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall belongs to the Balitmore Symphony Orchestra, whose venue it is. The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall offers a total of 2,443 seats.

Contact 1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

New Embassy Theater in Cumberland
The New Embassy Theater in the city of Cumberland is located in the historic city center and offers its visitors various theater productions. There are also film screenings and musical performances. The New Embassy Theater was opened in 1931 as a cinema.

Contact 49 Baltimore Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Hippodrome Theater in the City of Baltimore
The Hippodrome Theater in the City of Baltimore was opened in 1914, but at that time it was still known as the Vaudeville Theater. After that it served as a cinema before it closed in 1990. However, the theater, built in the Beaux-Arts architectural style, was completely renovated in 2004 and now serves as a theater with a total of 2,300 seats.

Contact 12 N Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Museums and exhibitions

Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art in the city of Baltimore is an art museum founded in 1914 and arguably the best in Baltimore and one of the best in the entire United States. The museum’s collection includes 90,000 exhibits. These are thematically assigned to European, American, Asian and African art. Furthermore, numerous exhibits come from pre-Columbian America. The Baltimore Museum of Art also has the world’s largest collection of works by Henri Matisse. The African Art Collection is one of the oldest and most important in the United States. Other highlights come from Gauguin, Cézanne, van Gogh, Botticelli, Kandinsky, Chagall and Warhol. But not only these exhibits make a visit a must, because the museum also includes a library with more than 70,000 volumes and two sculpture gardens. The building of the museum is also reminiscent of a Roman temple. Best of all, entry is free.

Contact 10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Walters Art Museum in Baltimore
The Walters Art Museum in the city of Baltimore opened in 1934 and is one of the best in the state. The collection, or the collections of the museum, which goes back to William Thompson Walters, can be divided into seven categories. You can find everything from antiquity to the present day. Whether from ancient Egypt or Rome, China, Muslim countries and from Europe or America, the Walters Art Museum has it. As entry is free, a visit to the museum is a must.

Contact 600 N Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Maryland Science Center in Baltimore
The Maryland Science Center in the city of Baltimore is arguably the best science museum in the state. It was opened in 1976 and, with its numerous interactive exhibits, is aimed at everyone who finds conventional museums rather boring. The Maryland Science Center, which also has a collection of dinosaur skeletons, is particularly suitable for children.

Contact 601 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade
The National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade was opened to the public in 1993. The National Cryptologic Museum is ironically located near the NSA headquarters. The museum’s collection includes numerous exhibits of cryptography history and gives a good introduction to the history of encryption and decryption. The museum has approximately 50,000 visitors annually.


Monuments and memorials

Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore
The Fort McHenry National Monument is located in the port of Baltimore. The actual, if somewhat awkward, name of the memorial is Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. However, the place’s nickname is “Birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner”. Fort McHenry is a former military fort. Fort McHenry was bombed by the Royal Navy on September 14, 1814, and the battle for the fort is considered one of the most significant in the British-American War. The battle was also followed by Francis Scott Key, who wrote the poem Star Spangled Banner based on the collected impressions. As is well known, this is the text of the American national anthem. The Fort McHenry National Monument became a National Monument in 1939 and now covers an area of ​​approximately 175,000 m². From 1925 to 1939 Fort McHenry was advertised as a national park. A special highlight during the visit is the ceremonial flag change.

Contact 2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Antietam National Battlefield at Sharpsburg
The Antietam National Battlefield is the memorial to the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War. The Antietam National Battlefield Memorial is located near the city of Sharpsburg in Northern Maryland. Here on September 17, 1862, at the Battle of Antietam, known in the Southern States as the Battle of Sharpsburg, more than 20,000 people were killed on both sides. The memorial covers an area of ​​approximately 13.1 km² and was established in 1890. In addition to the conserved battlefield and the visitor center, the memorial also offers the visitor a remarkable museum. The Antietam National Cemetery is also on the site where the US Soldier Monument, also known as Old Simon, is located. Here the monument The American Volunteer from 1876 should impress. Every year the memorial is visited by more than 300,000 visitors.

Contact 5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, Maryland 21782

Washington Monument in Baltimore
The Washington Monument in the city of Baltimore was built from 1815 to 1829 and is the first architecturally designed monument to George Washington. The memorial is a 54 m high Doric column in the Mount Vernon district.

Washington Monument in Baltimore