Top 10 Things to Do for Under $10 in Baltimore

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Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland. With a population over 600,000, Baltimore is the 26th most populous state in the United States! Here are a few cheap things to do when you are visiting Baltimore:

10. Baltimore Museum of Art

Home to a renowned and diverse collection of art that spans many centuries and various periods. The museum was founded in 1914 with a single painting and today it is home to over 95,000 works of art. If you are a fan of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art it is worth the visit. General admission is free!

9. Oriole Park at Camden Yards

This ballpark is home to the Baltimore Orioles. The ballpark opened on April 6, 1992 and became a source of inspiration for other baseball teams to construct more traditional ballparks. Tickets for a tour of the beautiful ballpark can be purchased for $9 but if you keep you keep an eye on StubHub you may be able to purchase tickets to a game for under $10!


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8. The Walters Art Museum

Founded in 1934 by William Thompson Walters and his son Henry Walters, the museum contains over 22,000 works of art and offers a one of- a-kind survey of 55 centuries of art. General admission is free!

7. Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

Former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe in the 1830s. The house was designated as a national historic landmark in 1972. Admission to the house and museum is $5.

6. Baltimore Inner Harbor

Located in the heart of Baltimore, the Inner Harbor is the city’s number one tourist destination. The Inner Harbor is home to many Baltimore attractions and a great place to go to sightseeing. Check online to find out which attractions have free admission.

5. Fell’s Point

Historic waterfront neighborhood located just east of the Inner Harbor. The neighborhood has many little shops and boutiques as well as the highest concentration of bars and restaurants in the city. Stop by the visitor center for tips on exploring the area on a budget.

4. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this museum is dedicated to showcasing the history and accomplishments of African Americans in Maryland. Admission to the museum is $8.

3. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Known for its role in the War of 1812 when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy. The bombardment and perseverance of Fort McHenry served as the inspiration for the “Star-Spangled Banner”, the United States’ national anthem. The entrance fee to the historic area of the park is $10.


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2. Federal Hill Park

Just a short walk from the Inner Harbor, this park is known for providing excellent views of the Baltimore skyline and the Inner Harbor. Have a picnic and take in the beautiful views.

1. Lexington Market

Opened in 1782, it is one of the longest running markets in the U.S.. With over 100 vendors, there are many Baltimore favorites to experience. Don’t forget to try crabcakes and the quintessential Baltimore treat known as berger cookies.

There is a lot of history and culture to take in when visiting Baltimore. Interested in planning your own trip? Here are some resources that can help:

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A Brooklyn native, Nabil loves traveling, cooking, and riding his bike to the beach. He joined InterExchange in 2014 and currently assists international participants with obtaining J-1 Visa sponsorship as the Admissions Coordinator for Career Training USA.

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