"Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum 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." - Museum Founder Rebecca Alban Hoffberger
This unique museum and education center that emphasizes grassroots genius sprawls over one acre and features over 4,000 pieces in their collection.
The Hippodrome Theatre is a former vaudeville theater in Baltimore, Maryland. Built in 1914 for impresarios Pierce and Scheck, the 2300-seat theater was the foremost vaudeville house in Baltimore, as well as a movie theater. The Hippodrome was designed by Thomas White Lamb, one of the foremost theater architects of his time. Lamb gave the theater an unusually strong presence on Eutaw Street through the use of brick and terra cotta on a massive façade. The Hippodrome has been recently renovated for use as a performing arts theater, and is part of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum presents the life and times of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Baltimore's native son who became America's first sports celebrity and an international icon. Before there was Babe Ruth, home runs in baseball were rare, an oddity of the game. After Babe Ruth they became a fan favorite.
Comprised of the oldest and most comprehensive collection of railroad history in the Western Hemisphere, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Inc. is a unique cultural and educational asset for Baltimore and the region. An unparalleled roster of the 19th and 20th century railroad equipment, original shop buildings, and surviving tracks at the historic Mt. Clare site provide an integrated resource to present virtually every aspect of American railroad development and its impact on our society, culture and economy.
A major Inner Harbor tourist destination, this Smithsonian Institution affiliate museum highlights the deep rooted history and accomplishments of Maryland's African American community - featuring exhibitions, resource centers, a cafe and a gift shop.
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.
Home of the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, making it the second oldest racetrack in the nation behind Saratoga. Pimlico has played host to racing icons for over a century, where visitors have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o' War, Sir Barton, Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Citation, Secretariat and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition.
Historic Ships in Baltimore is the steward of the US Sloop-of-War Constellation, US Submarine Torsk, US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, Lightship 116 Chesapeake, and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. It is also the custodian of related artifacts, materials, and histories from these national treasures, celebrating over 200 years of naval and maritime history. Experience "hands-on encounters with history" with tours, interactive activities, live cannon firings, educational programs and more.
This coastal star-shaped fort is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay in 1814.
Visitors to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine should begin at the Visitor Center. A short 10-minute orientation film is shown two times per hour: on the hour and half-past the hour throughout the day. Restrooms, exhibits and a gift shop are also located in the building.Plan to spend about one hour touring the fort - all self-guided. An entire visit usually requires two hours.
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art - including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.
Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.
The National Aquarium, Baltimore, features three pavilions of exciting attractions and a living collection including more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals that live in award-winning habitats. The venue also offers exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences such as sleepovers and special tours.
Voted one of the top ten 2012 new Restaurants in Baltimore by the Baltimore Sun, Sweet 27 features modern American cuisine that fuses the flavors of South Asia and the Caribbean with traditional American classics. The result is a mouthwatering combination that will have you coming back time and again to try everything on the menu! Whether you're in the mood for a hamburger or looking for exotic flavors to transport you to another part of the world, you'll find something you love!
Fleet Street Kitchen, which features the contemporary American cooking of Chef Chris Becker, is an exciting new addition to the dining scene in downtown Baltimore, combining exceptional food, drinks, and service.
Situated near Harbor East, Fleet Street Kitchen captures the energy of the surrounding communities and creates a dining destination with its style and atmosphere. The menu is an ever changing collection of seasonally inspired selections with a strong emphasis on locally sourced, ethically raised, sustainable ingredients. Many of these - herbs, vegetables and seasonal greens - are grown nearby on Cunningham Farms, which is owned by the restaurant. The cooking reflects Chef Chris's distinctive style, rooted in classic methods while embracing modern techniques.
The Fork & Wrench bar and dining room in Fell's Prospect, Baltimore offers locally sourced, craft made fare and libations. The owners worked for two years to design and hand build the interior space themselves with the goal of evoking the 20s, 30s and 40's working class. There are hints of a workshop, a linen factory line, a pharmacy, a college science lab, and a savings and loan office scattered thrughout the rooms, balconies and courtyards of the space. It is their intent to combine the dive bar and 4-star attitudes into one space for the benefit of the "modern day" working class. The kitchen offers craft made fare using all local produce and meats when available. They use old recipes and new techniques (and vice-versa) with global influences to arm their ever-changing menu.
We want you to feel like you've been invited to a dinner party thrown by your grandmother...if she listened to rock & roll!! We believe freneticism and excitement -- coupled with great music -- help to stimulate the senses and heighten the dining experience. Not long ago humans were hunters, so our history with food is rooted in the thrill of the chase! While we certainly don't expect you to spear down your dinner, we do want to put a little action into your life. We want you to discover new foods and flavors -- but throw out your preconceived notions. No pretensions, no judgments, and no dress code! Come as you are!
In the cool, casual tradition of Japanese pubs, or izakayas, PABU offers sushi, robata and small-plate menus complemented by more than 100 premium sake selections and a wide variety of wines, cocktails and Asian beers. Kick back in the lounge with sake hand-picked by the restaurant's master sommelier or savor fresh sushi infused with local ingredients beneath the dining room's bamboo ceilings - located adjacent to Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore in the city's lively Harbor East neighborhood.
The Food Market focuses on approachable, really good food, in a smartly designed industrial-modern space, featuring an open kitchen. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss' value-driven menu offers its guests a complete dining experience, by combining recognizable ingredients with unparalleled technique. Located on the Avenue in Hampden, and open every night, The Food Market serves brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm. Dinner is served on Sunday-Thursday from 5pm-11pm, and on Friday & Saturday from 5pm- 12am. Valet-Parking provided at no cost.
Located in Harbor East, Ouzo Bay focuses on authentic Greek cuisine, emphasizing the freshest seafood and responsible cuisine. The opulent space offers a full service bar and lounge, as well as a year round patio. The dining room has beautiful views of the water, and cityscape.
Pazo is located in a rustic yet chic two-floor venue with an open kitchen, plush booths, mezzanine dining and a posh-meets-earthy bar/lounge. The Western Mediterranean peasant cuisine includes the classic tables of Sicily, Sardinia, Campania and Catalonia.
The Osteria at Cinghiale has the feel of an elegant tavern with white table cloths and mahogany and leather banquettes. It features a large farm table for a special family-style dining experience. The menu is complimented by an over 400 label wine list that features Northern and Central Italian wines. There are approximately 40 wines available by the glass, each available in full and half pours.
Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf's Charleston is located on the waterfront in the burgeoning Harbor East neighborhood. Chef Cindy Wolf is a two-time nominee for Best-Chef, Mid-Atlantic by The James Beard Foundation (2006 and 2008). Her award-winning, contemporary cuisine is rooted in the regional cuisine of France and traditions of the "Low Country" area of South Carolina. Chef Wolf's commitment to fresh, local, seasonal products is reflected in the prix fixe tasting menu, which changes daily.
The Black Olive is a Psarotaverna or Greek fish tavern set in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Fells Point. They make much of their food from scratch using only organic produce and the freshest fish flown in from around the world.
Sotto Sopra is an Italian restaurant housed in a beautiful 19th century building just blocks north of Baltimore's Harborplace on Charles Street. Sotto Sopra specializes in true contemporary Italian cuisine adapting farm to table. We buy local whenever it is possible. The perfect risotto, handmade pastas, roasted meats, local seafood, and regional produce are here for your total enjoyment.
When in Baltimore enjoy the city's freshest seafood along with Inner Harbor's best view. The Rusty Scupper offers a tempting array of local seafood specialties from Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes to pan-seared Rockfish with Lobster. You can also enjoy classic dishes such as Beef Tenderloin & Grilled Atlantic Salmon, all served in a spectacular waterfront setting.
Prepared simply, with a French-Mediterranean flair, Feast's emphasis is on seasonal, local and organic seafood, vegetables and meats, with vegan selections nightly. Housed in an historic 1845 mansion turned 9-room guest home in the Mt Vernon neighborhood, Feast is an elegant yet comfortable setting for a great meal.
La Scala Ristorante Italian aims to create regional Italian cuisine at its finest. In Milan, La Scala is known for great music; in Little Italy, La Scala means great food!
Woodberry Kitchen features the seasonal best from local growers and natural, pastured meats and sustainable seafood. Their goal is to nourish and delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Chesapeake region.
The Prime Rib is an American steakhouse reminiscent of a 1940s supper club, with live music every night!
John Steven ltd. has been a part of Fell's Point for many years. Around 1911, originally called the Holmes Hotel, we were a premiere spot for weary travelers looking for a simple watering hole and a nice place to bed down for the evening. In the 1950's, armed only with a bar and wrapped sandwiches, two men humbly began the dedication to quality and service that we honor today. In 1978, we became John Steven ltd., and have been serving Fell's Point and beyond ever since! Nestled on the corner of Ann and Thames St., we have quietly become a Baltimore gem. Experience great food, and welcoming, friendly service in our dining room or covered courtyard. We also have nice sidewalk seating, right in front of the harbour, and our tavern, featuring twenty different taps! We have a great menu with wonderful dishes from land and sea, as well as daily specials for lunch and dinner, weekday happy hour, and the best steamed fare in town! Join us and be part of history!
Mr. Rain's Fun House is a highly unique dining experience complementing the renowned American Visionary Art Museum. Chef Bill Buszinski's innovative menu features renditions of "classic American" fare influenced by immigrating cultures and sustainable philosophies.
The legendary culinary vision of Roy Yamaguchi can be enjoyed right here in Baltimore. At Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, the menu features the finest seafood with a focus on delicacies from the oceans around Hawaii. Each creation is a fusion of flavors found in the freshest local ingredients with European sauces and bold Asian spices and served with the spirit of Aloha, creating a dining experience that leaves you feeling like you've found paradise.
Bluegrass is an informal fine dining experience dedicated to the perfect pairing of food and drink, with a special focus on the world's finest bourbons. Their casual dining room features fold-away walls that provide a relaxing, social atmosphere that is open to the outdoors. Come by with your friends, or make some new ones, at the Bluegrass.
Rusty Romo, your host, invites you to experience truly fine dining in historic Annapolis, renowned since colonial times for its southern hospitality. Innovative cuisine featuring traditional Chesapeake fare, American, fusion and an exciting variety of seasonal items and regional specialties await you. Critically acclaimed since 1979 and overlooking the beautiful Maryland State House, they also offer elegant and distinctive catering.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is generally considered to be the third oldest zoological park in the United States, having opened in 1876. This Zoo features over 1500 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. For a one of a kind experience you can arrange a behind the scenes tour at the Giraffe House, Rock Island Penguin Habitat, Rhino Barn or Polar Bear Watch.
With 57 Helen Hayes nominations, Toby's remains one of the nicest dinner theaters in the Baltimore/D.C. area. Toby's is the only professional "in the round" theater in Baltimore and one of few to use a live orchestra.
Toby's has a full service bar, salad bar, a luscious buffet, desserts and a "make-your-own" sundae bar. There are evening and matinee performances available
Port Discovery Children's Museum, ranked among the top 5 children's museums in the United States, offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages 2 through 10. Splish splash in Wonders of Water. Shop and pump gas at the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill'er Up Station. Cook and serve food in Tiny's Diner or climb and slide through KidWorks, a 3-story urban treehouse.
The Maryland Academy of Sciences, the parent organization of the Maryland Science Center, is Maryland's oldest scientific institution and one of the oldest such institutions in the entire nation. Explore and take in the wonder of science for hours through interactive exhibits, science encounters, planetarium and Imax.
Michael Mina 's Wit & Wisdom offers a modern American tavern menu of comfort food classics with Eastern seaboard influences. In addition to a spectacular view of the waterfront, guests at Wit & Wisdom will dine in full view of the kitchen's live-fire grill and rotisserie while enjoying classic handcrafted cocktails.
Located in the Hampden/Woodberry area of Baltimore and housed in an 1883 stone building, they have 24 taps featuring all craft beers, and over 25 craft beers offered in bottles. They also have a very unique wine list and handcrafted cocktails. Their kitchen prepares farm to table artisan pizzas, modern Italian small plates, pastas and unique salads using organic ingredients along with local indigenous and imported products.
Heavy Seas Alehouse is a place where sailors tell stories but pyrates make legends! It is high time fans of Heavy Seas Beer are able to experience Baltimore's best and locally owned craft brewery in its own ship. Their menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients sourcee locally whenever possible. The dishes are simple in appearance with bold and assertive flavors that stand up to the intense beers we are known for. The Alehouse is located in the Tack Factory building and combines the charm and character of the historic space with the bold industrial elements reminiscent of the Holland Tack Factory that occupied the building for more than 90 years.
Mother's is an award winning neighborhood tavern and restaurant located in Historic Federal Hill, a hip, up-scale night life and dining destination in the heart of Baltimore City. We're open 7 days a week serving breakfast on the weekends. We take pride in our food - 90% is homemade.
Located in Mt Vernon at 885 North Howard Street, PHAZE 10 has been meticulously developed as an emporium for delicious dining, fun take-out meals, some of the best drinks in town, and a hotspot for outstanding music, spoken word and local art.
The Enoteca at Cinghiale celebrates the modern Italian table. It is designed to be a playful section of the restaurant, as well as a gathering place; the center of downtown where everyone goes to meet over business and social occasions. The space has a lively urban bustle that features rich woods, wrought iron chandeliers and a handcrafted marble tile floor. The centerpiece is a 40-ft mustard-yellow marble bar flanked by two bronze wild boar sculptures that appear to be lunging into the space from the wild. Adjacent to the main bar is a Salumeria that features traditional meats, cheeses and antipasti; each prepared in open view. The Enoteca staff is highly trained on Italian wines and looks forward to serving you from the over 400 label selection. There are approximately 40 wines by the glass. Food & Wine magazine recognized Cinghiale for having one of the best new wine lists in the country for 2008.
At 8x10, the open and airy layout ensures 400-plus crowds hear local and national bands unobstructed. A modern lighting system, Meyer sound system, acoustic tiles and a 4-foot-high stage get additional bounce from an elastic "springloaded" dance floor. A 20-foot black bar, heat-activated mood wall and bathrooms with closed-circuit TV add to the bounty. This tiny club's wraparound balcony nearly places you onstage - unless you're at the second-floor bar.
Opened in 2004, Rams Head Live! features national acts in a 26,000 square foot entertainment venue. Featuring a 160 seat signature Rams Head Tavern, 5 bars, 3 food stations and 44 monitors and screens for watching, Rams Head Live! is one of the region's premier national entertainment venues.
Innovative cuisine in an historic mansion set in Baltimore's scenic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Award-winning ales brewed on the premises, with carefully selected wines and spirits also available.
The James Joyce management and staff would like to introduce and welcome you to "Baltimore"s Home of Irish Hospitality".The James Joyce is a traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant, which was designed and built in Ireland.Once inside the restaurant, you will be transported across miles of ocean, to a charming and inviting family setting. Whether you are pulling up a bar stool and engaging in conversation with your co-workers; or pulling up a chair at a happy family gathering and being warmed by the fire, they have whatever is needed to make your dining experience a special one.
Cocktails. Wines. Full kitchen. 2 floors. 2 bars. They bring our passion for the beer world to Baltimore. They have a fantastic space. Hold beer fests, dinners, tastings, special events. Mug club. Hoppy hour madness. Limited releases. U.S.. beer premiers. And regular quiet days.
Baby Loves Disco transforms music venues into child proof family-centered dance parties. The fun spills out from all corners of the club: bubble machines, baskets of scarves, maracas, hula hoops egg shakers; a chill out area with books, soft toys and puzzles; diaper changing station; and a spread of healthy snacks. At its core Baby Loves Disco is a community event that brings kids and parents together. Started by a professional dancer (and professional Mom), the idea was to create an alternative to the pre-packaged world of entertainment for young kids. Local talent and sponsors provide activities for youth, which a real DJ spins real music (Barney is banned) with clean lyrics at a reasonable decible for little ears. Parents can enjoy a cocktail while their little one enjoys a juice box.
The Ultimate 80's Tribute Band!!! (This show is 21+) It all started back in May 2001 when Gordon Gartrell and Cru Jones had just seen yet another 80's cover band butcher the decade that they loved, and they decided to do something about it. They assembled a group and vowed to give the world's most hedonistic decade the tribute it deserved. From the Simmons electronic drum kit to the checkered vans and skinny ties - the Legwarmers are the Eighties you remember.
Greensky Bluegrass is a five-piece American bluegrass band founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2000.
Originally calling themselves The Shooze and eventually changing their name to the Generators (and, for a couple of weeks, The Baltimore Cocks) before ultimately settling on KIX, Baltimore's favorite hard rock band garnered quite a reputation for themselves as one of Maryland's most exciting live cover bands prior to signing to Atlantic Records in 1981. Led by frontman Steve Whiteman and creative mastermind/bassist Donnie Purnell, the band is rounded out by drummer Jimmy Chalfant and guitarists Ronnie Younkins (nicknamed 10/10) and Brian "Damage" Forsythe. Hitting the club circuit six nights a week for three straight years resulted in the band cultivating a huge local fan base and led to a contract with the Time Warner affiliate. Releasing their self-titled debut in 1981, KIX featured live favorites like "Atomic Bombs," the glorious "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," and "The Kid." To support the release, the quintet set out to hit every club up and down the East Coast.
Harborplace is composed of 2 two-story pavilions, the Pratt Street Pavilion and the Light Street Pavilion. Each of these buildings contains dozens of stores and restaurants. Many of the stores sell merchandise specific to Baltimore or the state of Maryland, such as blue crab food products, Baltimore Orioles and Ravens merchandise, Edgar Allan Poe products, and University of Maryland Terrapins clothing. Local merchants are complemented by national retailers and restaurants, such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnny Rockets, Five Guys, Swatch, Fire & Ice, Urban Outfitters, Uno Chicago Grill. A Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum opened in the Light Street Pavilion on June 26, 2012.
In a city known for unique neighborhoods, Hampden is one of Baltimore's most distinctive. Explore unique stores - books, antiques, boutiques and home decor before tucking into a wonderful wine bar or restaurant.
The area also hosts many events throughout the year, including First Fridays, HampdenFest, Halloween in Hampden, HonFest, Miracle on 34th Street, the Mayor's Christmas Parade, and more.
Fell's Point is an historic waterfront community just one mile east and a 15-minute walk, 10-minute water taxi ride, or 5-minute cab ride from Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Established during the colonial era, Fell's Point is a neighborhood rich in history, attractions and colorful people. Known to many visitors as a wonderful place to eat, shop, and play, its diverse residents enjoy a very livable community where individuality is welcome.
Broadway Market was the first of three markets built to accommodate the dispersed population of Baltimore's boom years. The oldest existing market was called Fells Point Market until 1797 when it was moved to the center of the street- now called Broadway.
Located in a historic district, the market which at one time reached down to the harbor, served immigrants and sailors who inhabited Fells Point. Farmers came by wagon, boat and ferryboat loaded with fruits and vegetables