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American Visionary Art Museum

410-244-1900

800 Key Highway
Baltimore MD 21230

Price: $9.95 and up

Age: 5 and up

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You ask "What is Visionary Art?"  The AVAM says it "refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself."  Unlike...

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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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Calvert Marine Museum

410-326-2042

14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons MD 20688

Price: $2/ages 5 to 12; $7/adults

Age: 5 and up

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The Calvert Marine Museum is a great day-trip for families in the greater DC metro area.  Located in Solomons, Maryland, they have a plethora of hands-on activities for all ages.  Kids will learn about all things maritime - from exploring dugout...

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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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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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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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Hammond-Harwood House

410-263-4683

19 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis MD 21401

Price: $7/adult; $4/child

Age: 5 and up

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Hammond-Harwood House is the Jewel of Annapolis, the grandest Colonial house in town, preserved intact since 1774. It was the last project of the renowned architect William Buckland. In addition to its magnificent, perfectly preserved...

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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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International Spy Museum

202-EYE-SPYU

800 F Street, NW
Washington DC 20004

Price: $19.95/adult; $15.95/military & senior; $14.95/ages 7 to 11; under 6 free

Age: 7 and up

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Can you decypher the sentence above? If so, be the first to send Our Kids the solution for a free year membership. If not, it is time to visit the International Spy Museum, "the only public...

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Jewish Museum of Maryland

410-732-6400

15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore MD 21202

Price: $8/adult; $4/student; $3/under 12

Age: Elementary-age and up

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Founded in 1960 to save the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, the Jewish Museum of Maryland bills itself as America's leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. Two galleries present changing exhibits of objects and...

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KID Museum

6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda MD 20817

Price: $8 admission

Age: 6 to 14

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KID Museum in a new kind of museum serving children and families in the Washington, DC area. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering...

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Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden

703-548-1789

614 Oronoco Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Price: $5/adult; $3/child 5 to 17; under 5 free

Age: All ages

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The Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden was built in 1785 as an urban plantation house. The house has a history which includes visits from George Washington and other historical figures.

It is currently a museum that is open to the public...

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Living Classrooms Children's Museum

202-488-0627 ext. 236

7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo MD 20812

Price: Free (members); $5 (nonmembers)

Age: 0 to 11

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Living Classrooms Children's Museum is committed to helping all children experience, appreciate, and become stewards of the natural environment. Exciting outdoor environmental programs are offered for babies, toddlers, families, school groups and...

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Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

571-258-3800

21668 Heritage Farm Lane
Sterling VA 20164

Price: $5/adult; $4/seniors & military; $3/child

Age: All ages

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Loudon County has a long and important agricultural heritage, and the new Loudon County Farm Museum documents it all through exhibits, photos, and oral histories. The museum takes on some of the down notes including slavery, sharecropping, war,...

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Marian Koshland Science Museum

202-334-1201

525 E Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: $4/students; $7/adults

Age: 10 and up

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The Marian Koshland Science Museum features-state-of-the-art exhibits that present the complexities of science in an engaging and accessible way to the general public. The museum explores current scientific issues at the core of many of the...

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Maryland Science Center

410-685-5225

601 Light Street
Baltimore MD 21230

Price: $13.95 and up (members free)

Age: All ages

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An Our Kids favorite and must-do!

Dinosaurs, Fossils, Outer Space, Your Body, and Newton's Alley are among the MSC's exhibits. There is also a hands-on Kid's Room, and a must see, a huge mechanical Blue Crab ("now that's a Jumbo!" said one...

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Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

703-780-2000

3200 Mount Vernon Highway
Mount Vernon VA 22309

Price: $8/youth (ages 6 to 11); $17/adult (12 to 61); $16/senior; under 5 free

Age: All ages

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Visiting Mount Vernon is like taking a step back in time. Mount Vernon is George Washington's Estate and Gardens and is open 365 days a year.

Spend a day at this historic site and tour the Ford Orientation Center, the Donald W. Reynolds...

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National Building Museum

202-272-2448

401 F Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: $8/adult; $5/youth ($3 for Building Zone only)

Age: All ages

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If you like bricks then you'll love The National Building Museum, another world class public space with fascinating exhibits "dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning." Family drop...

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National Capital Trolley Museum

301-384-6088

1313 Bonifant Road
Colesville MD 20905

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"Ride the Electric Cars" through scenic Northwest Branch Park at the National Capital Trolley Museum. Trolley rides, exhibits and displays tell the story of Washington's streetcars. In addition to the traditional indoor Museum exhibits and...

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