Called "The Monumental City" by President John Quincy Adams, Baltimore has played an important role in shaping the United States.
It was once home to American icons and innovators such as Edgar Allen Poe, Frederick Douglass, and Babe Ruth.
Today, the city features some of the best history museums in the country. Here are a few of our favorites within close proximity to our apartments near Johns Hopkins.
Nestled on Emory Street, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum is just three blocks from Camden Yards. Just follow the baseballs painted on the sidewalk starting at the ballpark's Babe Ruth statue to the museum. More than 60,000 people visit every year to see exhibits such as Babe: Husband, Father, Friend. Babe was known for working hard and living life to the fullest. But he also had a compassionate side. This display tells about his incredible relationship with his wife, daughters, and many friends.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture explores the creativity and contributions of Maryland's African Americans. It's the state's the largest attraction of its type, and from Benjamin Banneker to Frederick Douglass to the influential leaders of today, the museum has plenty of stories to tell. The impressive collection features over 10,000 objects dating from 1784 through the present day. Highlights include the McMillan African American Artifact Collection, the Scipio Military Collection, and the Robert L. Hall Button Collection.
With innovative programs educating the public about the importance of public health, it's no wonder that this museum has been designated by Congress as the official museum of the dental profession. Its extensive collection is one of the oldest in the world, and one of the exhibits includes the George Washington Gallery. Step inside this 18th century dental parlor to discover what the country's first president endured because of problems with his teeth.
If you would like to live near these museums and other exciting attractions, please contact us. We'd love to give you a private tour of The Academy on Charles so you can see firsthand all we have to offer.