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Agricultural History Farm Park

301-948-5053

18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood MD 20855

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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The Agricultural History Farm Park is open year-round, sunrise to sunset.  The park offers a small insight into Montgomery County's farming heritage.  There is an original farmhouse, bank barn and various outbuildings.  The park has annual events...

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Air Force Memorial

1 Air Force Memorial Drive
Arlington VA 22204

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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The Air Force Memorial pays tribute to the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecssor organizations.  The memorial is open daily, with various hours depending on the time of year.

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Alexandria Black History Museum

703-746-4356

902 Wythe Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Price: $2

Age: All ages

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The Alexandria Black History Museum is composed of the museum, the Watson Reading Room and the African American Heritage Park. "The Alexandria Black History Museum's mission is to enrich the lives of Alexandria's residents and visitors, to foster...

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Artisphere

703-875-1100

1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington VA 22209

Price: Admission free, cost for activities

Age: All ages

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Artisphere is an urban arts center with performance venues, visual art galleries and more. It is brand-new and open seven days a week offering at least 70 events per month; some of them family-friendly.

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B&O Railroad Museum

410-752-2490

901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore MD 21223

Price: Free (members); $16/adult; $10/child ages 2 to 12

Age: All ages

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Make the B&O Railroad Museum your next stop. Take a nostalgic journey into America's past at the oldest continuously operated railroad facility in the world. Five historic buildings, more than 150 pieces of full size equipment on 37 acres,...

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Brunswick Heritage Museum

40 West Potomac St.
Brunswick MD 21716

Price: $7/adult; $4/child

Age: All ages

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The Brunswick Heritage Museum tells the story of a town built by the B&O railroad at the turn of the 20th century.   Read up on the history of the area, play in the dress-up center and see the miniature trains, which are fully interactive for...

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Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

4155 Mears Avenue
Chesapeake Beach MD 20732

Age: All ages

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The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum depicts life in this small town when it was famous for its amuseument park created by Otto Mears.  It was a shoreline resort with railroad service from Washington and Baltimore.  The museum houses various...

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Chesapeake Children's Museum

410-990-1993

25 Silopanna Road
Annapolis MD 21403

Price: $4/person

Age: All ages

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Visit the Chesapeake Children's Museum where kids can discover the world around them through a variety of exhibits, hands-on activities and outdoor activities. Admission is only $4 for children ages 1 and up and they also offer memberships (basic...

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm

703-442-7557

6310 Georgetown Pike
McLean VA 22101

Price: $2/child & senior; $3/adult

Age: All ages

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm recreates life on an 18th century tenant farm in colonial Virginia. See volunteers dressed in period clothes talk about tobacco farming, animal husbandry and life on the farm. Children of all ages enjoy learning at the...

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College Park Aviation Museum

301-864-6029

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park MD 20740

Price: $4/adult; $2/child

Age: All ages

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The College Park Aviation Museum is a family-friendly, hidden gem with over 27,000 square feet of interactive exhibits.  They tell the story of the College Park Airport, the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Features changing...

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Colvin Run Mill

703-759-2771

10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls VA 22066

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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A visit to Colvin Run Mill puts you front and center with a historic mill built c.1811. Kids can see the massive waterwheel and gears that power the grinding process, take part in educational tours and classes or even have a birthday party on the...

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Culpeper Museum

540-829-1749

113 S Commerce St.
Culpeper VA 22701

Price: Free for Culpeper Residents; $5 others

Age: All ages

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The Culpeper Museum, situated in downtown Culpeper, offers an extensive vision of the history of the area.  In addition to Native American village sites and tool, ruins of a 19th centural canal system, trenches, fortifications and artifacts, they...

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Dinosaur Park

301-627-1286

13201 Mid-Atlantic Boulevard
Laurel MD 20708

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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Walk the same ground the dinosaurs did millions of years ago and discover the secrets of Maryland's pre-historic past at Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Maryland.   The park preserves a rare deposit of fossils from the early Cretaceous period and is...

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Discovery Station

301-790-0076

101 West Washington Street
Hagerstown MD 21740

Price: $6/ages 4 to 17; $7/adults

Age: All ages

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Discovery Station at Hagerstown offers a space with hands-on learning opportunities with interactive exhibits on science, technology and history.  Exhibits include: Early Childhood Gallery, Space & Beyond Exhibit, Dinosaurs (a full size...

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Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

703-425-9225

11200 Fairfax Station Road, PO Box 7
Fairfax Station VA 22039

Price: $3/adult; $1/child (Special events may be more)

Age: All ages

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The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is a step back in time to the Civil War area. Make a visit and see the role it played during the Civil War.

Northern Virginia NTRAK has a permanent N scale layout in the caboose. In addition to the...

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Fire Museum of Maryland

410-321-7500

1301 York Road
Lutherville MD 21093

Price: $12/adult; $10/seniors & firefighters; $5/child; under 2 free

Age: All ages

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The mission of the Fire Museum of Maryland is to "collect, preserve, display and interpret historically significant apparatus and related artifacts, memorabilia and records of the fire service of the United States, and to educate the public about...

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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

1411 W St SE
Washington DC 20020

Age: All ages

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"The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous 19th century African American." The museum is open throughout the year (seasonal hours) and you can tour the home (reservations recommended),...

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Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art

202-633-4880

1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington DC 20560

Price: Admission free

Age: All ages

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The Freer Gallery, the national museum of Asian art for the United States, is adjacent to the Smithsonian Castle and very close to the Orange and Blue lines' Smithsonian station. "The gallery houses a world-renowned collection of art from China,...

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Gaithersburg Community Museum

301-258-6160

9 S Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg MD 20877

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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The City of Gaithersburg Museum is in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station and features educational exhibit plus lots of information about the City's history.

They are open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

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Historic St. Mary's City

800-762-1634

P.O. Box 39
St. Mary's City MD 20686

Price: $10/adult; $6/ages 6 to 18; under 5 free

Age: All ages

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Historic St. Mary's City, site of the 4th permanent settlement in British North American is also home to the birthplace of religious toleration and Maryland's first capital. Visitors will see living history and archeology on their visit to this...

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Alice in Wonderland at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre
Digging Up Dessa at the Kennedy Center
Levine Music Summer Camp
Imagination Stage The Princess and the Pauper