The best museums in Baltimore in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Baltimore, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Baltimore, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Baltimore.

These are the best museums in Baltimore:

  1. National Aquarium1

    National Aquarium

    Opened in 1981, this great aquarium is located in two buildings and is home to more than 750 species. Pier 3 Pavilion spreads over five floors and each floor is dedicated to a different environment. The smaller building, Pier 4 Pavilion, includes a marine mammal exhibit and a sanctuary for Atlantic
  2. USS Constellation2

    USS Constellation

    USS Constellation is a sloop-of-war , the last sail-only warship designed and built by the United States Navy . She was built at the Gosport Shipyard between 1853 and 1855 and was named for the earlier frigate of the same name that had been broken up in 1853. The sloop's primary armament was 8-inch
  3. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary3

    Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary , also called the Baltimore Basilica , was the first Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States , and was among the first major religious buildings constructed in the nation after the adoption of the U.S. Cons
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  5. Uscgc Taney4

    Uscgc Taney

    WPG/WAGC/WHEC-37 , originally called USCGC Taney ( / ˈ t ɔː n i / ), is a United States Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter notable as the last warship floating that fought in the attack on Pearl Harbor . She was named for Roger B. Taney (1777–1864), who served as U.S. Attorney General , Secretary of
  6. Walters Art Museum5

    Walters Art Museum

    The Walters Art Museum , located in Mount Vernon-Belvedere , Baltimore , Maryland , United States , is a public art museum founded and opened in 1934. It holds collections established during the mid-19th century. The Museum's collection was amassed substantially by major American art and sculpture
  7. Flag House and Star-spangled Banner Museum6

    Flag House and Star-spangled Banner Museum

    Built in 1793, the building was the home of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who made the "Star Spangled Banner" flag. It was turned into a museum which displays furniture, antiques, and exhibits on the War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore.
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  9. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum7

    Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

    The Great Bambino's birthplace is now a museum dedicated to his fame, featuring many items and memorabilia from his life.
  10. USS Torsk8

    USS Torsk

  11. Edgar Allen Poe House9

    Edgar Allen Poe House

    The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum , located at 203 North Amity St. in Baltimore , Maryland , is the former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe in the 1830s. The small unassuming structure, which was opened as a writer's house museum in 1949, is a typical row home . It was designated a Nationa
  12. United States lightship Chesapeake10

    United States lightship Chesapeake

    United States lightship Chesapeake (LS-116/WAL-538/WLV-538) is a museum ship owned by the National Park Service and on a 25-year loan to Baltimore City, and is operated by Historic Ships in Baltimore Museum in Baltimore, Maryland . A National Historic Landmark , she is one of a small number of pres
  13. Maryland Science Center11

    Maryland Science Center

    The Maryland Science Center , located in Baltimore 's Inner Harbor , opened to the public in 1976. It includes three levels of exhibits, a planetarium , and an observatory . It was one of the original structures that drove the revitalization of the Baltimore Inner Harbor from its industrial roots to
  14. Port Discovery Children's Museum12

    Port Discovery Children's Museum

    Port Discovery Children's Museum is a non-profit institution located in the historic Fish Market building in Baltimore , Maryland's Inner Harbor . It is 80,000 square feet and has three floors of exhibits and programs designed to be interactive and educational. It receives more than 265,000 visitor
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  16. Baltimore Museum of Industry13

    Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Baltimore Museum of Industry is a museum in Baltimore , Maryland , United States . Located in an old cannery , the museum has exhibits on various types of manufacturing and industry from the early 20th century. There are several hands-on sections with working equipment and other artifacts.
  17. Mount Clare Museum House14

    Mount Clare Museum House

    The oldest Colonial house in Georgian style in Maryland.
  18. Reginald F. Lewis Museum15

    Reginald F. Lewis Museum

    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture is the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The Lewis Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, document, and exhibit the rich contr
  19. Phoenix Shot Tower16

    Phoenix Shot Tower

    The Phoenix Shot Tower , also known as the Old Baltimore Shot Tower , is a red brick shot tower , 234.25 feet (71.40 m) tall, located near the downtown , Jonestown (also known later as Old Town), and Little Italy communities of East Baltimore , in Maryland . When it was completed in 1828 it was the
  20. Evergreen Museum & Library17

    Evergreen Museum & Library

    Evergreen Museum & Library is a historic house museum and research library in Baltimore , Maryland , United States. It is located between the campuses of the Notre Dame of Maryland University and Loyola University Maryland . It is operated by Johns Hopkins University along with Homewood Museum ; bot
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    Great Blacks In Wax Museum

    The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is a wax museum in Baltimore , Maryland featuring prominent African-American and other black historical figures. It was established in 1983, in a downtown storefront on Saratoga Street. The museum is currently located on 1601 East North Avenue in a renovated
  22. Baltimore Museum of Art19

    Baltimore Museum of Art

    The Baltimore Museum of Art ( BMA ) in Baltimore , Maryland , United States , is an art museum that was founded in 1914. The BMA's internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of
  23. Lacrosse Museum & National Hall of Fame20

    Lacrosse Museum & National Hall of Fame

    The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum , is located in Sparks, Maryland at USA Lacrosse headquarters. Prior to moving to its present location in 2016, the hall of fame and museum was located in Baltimore, Maryland , on the campus of Johns Hopkins University . The museum showcases the history

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