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Liriodendron Mansion

Built in 1898 by Dr. Howard Kelly-founder of Johns Hopkins Hospital -as a summer home away from the heat of their Baltimore Mount Vernon home, Liriodendron and its originally 200-plus-acre estate had members of the Kelly family living in it until the 1980 sale of the estate to Harford County and the creation of the Liriodendron Foundation.

Hours Office hours Tuesday - Friday 9 AM - 2 PM

Open house hours: Sundays 1 - 4 PM March - December (other times by appointment)

E-mail Liriodendron: [email protected]

Address
502 W. Gordon Street
Bel Air Maryland 21014

Phone: 410-838-3942 or 410-879-4424
Website: http://www.liriodendron.com
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MA & PA Heritage Trail

The MA & PA Heritage Trail is found in two segments (about 2 miles apart) through the wooded parks of Maryland's Bel Air and Forest Hill communities. The folksy sounding name actually stands for the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, which screamed through the Harford County countryside, heralding industrial progress of the early 1900s. Today, a new kind of progress is evident in the sound of twittering birds and babbling brooks on the long-deserted rail line. This refreshing natural oasis found on the MA & PA Heritage Trail lures visitors and residents of the neighborhoods just steps from the path. If you plan to travel both portions, use a map to determine the best on-road route between the two segments. Both have ample parking and are easy to navigate, with a surface of stone dust and some paving on slopes in the town of Bel Air. The southern segment, in Bel Air, weaves through old stands of native trees, rising and falling with the dips of the landscape. For 3.3 miles it travels past streams, over bridges and through the forest between Heavenly Waters Park and Edgeley Grove Farm at Annie's Playground. This lovely green space provides a protected natural environment and a perfect setting for a stroll or jog. In Forest Hill the rail-trail meanders for 1.7 miles between Friend's Park off Jarrettville Road and Blake's Venture near Bynum Road and Melrose Lane. The trail passes among the forest past an enchanting marsh teeming with wildlife, and through tidy developments of suburban homes, a light industrial area and a recreational field. North or south, the community parks framing the endpoints of the MA & PA Heritage Trail beckon you to slow down, enjoy a picnic or watch the sun go down.

Address
703 N. Tollgate Road
Bel Air Maryland 21014

Website: http://www.mapatrail.org/
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Marley Station Mall

Marley Station Mall® features some of the best names in merchandise options including Macy's, JC Penny, Sears, Bath & Body Works, Forever 21, Justice, and Hollister Co, are just a few examples from the 120 stores available offering the latest fashions, gifts, services. Choose from a variety of family style dining and entertainment options including Ruby Tuesdays, Mi Pueblito, Sbarro's and Regal Theatres. Conveniently located on Governor Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, Maryland This indoor mall is adjacent to several surrounding areas such as Ferndale, Pasadena, Severna Park and Millersville. Whether you are seeking the latest fashion trends to fit your individual style or looking for a unique gift for a special occasion, make Marley Station your choice for everyday shopping.

Address
7900 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie Alabama 21061

Website: http://www.marleystation.com/
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Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), founded in 1844, is the state's oldest cultural institution and is located at 201 W. Monument Street in Baltimore. Including a museum, library, press, and extensive educational programs, the MdHS collects, preserves, and interprets objects and materials reflecting Maryland's diverse heritage. Today, the MdHS preserves and exhibits more than seven million artifacts and documents including the original manuscript of Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" as well as one of the most extensive collections of Americana in the world.

Address
201 W. Monument Street
Baltimore Maryland 21201

Phone: 410-685-3750, ext. 354
Website: http://www.mdhs.org
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Maryland Science Center

One of Baltimore's premier locations for family entertainment. Located at the famed Inner Harbor, we offer three full floors of hands-on exhibits, IMAX films, planetarium shows, kids' room, observatory, Science Store and a new cafe.

Address
601 Light Street
Baltimore Maryland 21230

Website: http://www.mdsci.org
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Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey from the Far North to the Southern tip of Africa without leaving Baltimore! The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore brings you face-to-face with amazing animals from some of the most biologically rich regions of the world. Stroll the boardwalk during your The Harold and Selma Taylor African Journey and see elephants, rhinos,zebras, leopards, cheetahs, lions, giraffes, penguins, gazelles, warthogs,primates and more among naturalistic habitats. Witness the majesty of polar bears through our new underwater viewing area,alongside Arctic foxes, owls and other Arctic wonders of the Far North in The Alex. Brown Charitable Foundation Polar Bear Watch. Our Lyn P. Meyerhoff Maryland Wilderness will reintroduce you to the treasures of your own backyard as you encounter birds, snakes, turtles, frogs, otters and more in distinctive habitats and settings. And finally, your children will create life-long memories as they hop from lily pad to lily pad, perch in an oriole's nest, play on a giant barn silo slide, groom friendly goats and much, much more in our interactive Children's Zoo. With ever-changing programs, events and exhibits - every time you visit The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore - you'll never have the same experience twice!

Address
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore Maryland 21217

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McKim Free School

Established through a bequest from the estate of Quaker John McKim, the Free School was created in 1833 to educate indigent children regardless of gender or race. Today the building continues to serve children through recreational and educational programs sponsored by the McKim Community Center.

Address
1120 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore Maryland 21201

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Meredith Gallery

Established in 1977 by Judith Lippman, Meredith Gallery is committed to exhibiting excellence in contemporary American crafts, art furniture, and fine art. Please visit the website to view shows and items for sale. Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday- 11am - 3 pm

Address
805 N. Charles Street
Baltimore Maryland 21201

Phone: 410-837-3575
Website: http://www.meredithgallery.com
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Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at Peabody Institute

Built in neoclassical style, the Conservatory's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall a is one of the oldest recital halls in America. With a split-level orchestra floor and small balcony, the hall seats 700.

Address
17 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore Maryland 21202

Phone: 410-234-4800
Fax: 410-783-6602
Website: http://www.peabody.jhu.edu
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Mount Clare Museum House

On a rise in the center of Carroll Park in southwest Baltimore stands Maryland's first museum house and one of the oldest and finest examples of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.

Address
1500 Washington Blvd
Carroll Park
Baltimore Maryland 21230

Phone: 410-837-3262
Fax: 410-837-0251
Website: http://www.mountclare.org
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National Aquarium in Baltimore

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is a world-class aquatic institution dedicated to environmental education and stewardship. Its 16,000 animals represent more than 660 species of fishes, birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals that live in award-winning, recreated habitats representing unique locations worldwide. Aquarium visitors journey from the top of the rainforest to the depths of the ocean to explore the magical connection between water and all living things. Featured exhibits include Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes, Frogs! A Chorus of Colors, a brand new 4-D Immersion Theater and Play! the Dolphin Show. A member of the Baltimore community, Maryland's leading tourist attraction, and an international icon, the Aquarium provides cultural, recreational, and educational experiences that meet the needs of diverse communities. Discounts available for groups of 15 or more. Call group reservations at 410-576-3833. Plan your next trip with our online trip advisor: www.aqua.org.

Address
501 E. Pratt Street
Pier 3
Baltimore Maryland 21202

Website: http://www.aqua.org
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National Kaytn Memorial

Dedicated to all mistreated prisoners of war, the Polish officers murdered by the Soviets in 1940 in the Katyn Forest being an extreme example. Artist-Sculptor Andrew Pitynski.

Address
Inner Harbor East
601 President's St.
Baltimore Maryland 21202

Website: http://www.katynbaltimore.com/
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National Museum of Dentistry

Discover the power of a healthy smile through engaging interactive exhibitions for all ages. An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Dentistry is renowned for its collection of dental-related treasures from the legendary to the whimsical, from George Washington's not-so-wooden teeth to cartoon toothbrushes featuring Fred Flintstone and Mickey Mouse.
Sing along to vintage toothpaste commercials and see how a visit to the dentist has changed for the better. Young children can discover good oral health habits in the hands-on MouthPower laboratory, and science-based exhibits explore the wonderful world of saliva, the secrets of forensics, and the future of dentistry through bioengineering.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors & college students with ID, $3 for children age 3-19; and free for age 2 & under, members, and active military personnel & their families.

Open Wednesday–Saturday 10 am–4 pm and Sunday 1–4 pm Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.

Address
31 S. Greene Street
Baltimore Maryland 21201

Phone: 410-706-0600
Website: www.smile-experience.org
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New Beginnings Barber Shop

New Beginnings is an upscale family oriented barbershop that provides tits customers with high end personal care. Providing a unique barbershop experience, New Beginnings is a group of three talented barbers that demonstrate the highest professionalism in customer service and satisfaction.

Address
1047 Hollins Street
Baltimore Maryland 21223

Website: http://www.newbeginningsbarbershop.com/
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Nine North Front Street

Built in the 1790’s this merchant home’s most noted resident was Thorowgood Smith, Baltimore’s second mayor, who lived here in 1802 and 1804. Over the years, the house has functioned as a hotel, a restaurant and an auto parts shop. Today, it serves as the headquarters of the Women’s Civic League, which has faithfully restored the exterior to its original beauty.

Address
9 N. Front Street
Baltimore Maryland 21202

Phone: 410.837.5424
Website: http://www.womenscivicleague.org/index-2a.html
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Nudashank Gallery

Nudashank encompasses the third floor of the H & H building and is an independent, artist-run gallery space in Baltimore, Maryland dedicated to showcasing young and emerging artists. Founded by Seth Adelsberger and Alex Ebstein in March of 2009, Nudashank shows national and international artwork in group, 2-person and solo exhibitions.

Address
H and H Building
405 W. Franklin Street
3rd Floor
Baltimore Maryland 21201

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Orianda House at Crimea Estate

The Orianda House was built around 1856 by Thomas Winans. It was a magnificent villa located on three hundred acres of land in the western part of Baltimore. Thomas Winans lived there with his wife, Mrs. Thomas Dekay Winans. Mr. Winans usually called the estate "Crimea" and the large house "Orianda".

The Friends of Orianda House, in partnership with Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound, was founded to help protect the historical legacy of this estate and local area. In times of progress, we have lost many things on this historical property, such as the doll house, which was a replica of the mansion, the overseer's house and farm, the bowling alley, a gas house, a round barn, and a log cabin.

One of the purposes of this group is to diligently work to preserve the Orianda mansion, to help create a time capsule for historical accounts of this area's famous - and not so famous - families and their daily lives.

Every day, as we step into our future, we lose a little of our past; we stress now is the time for the Baltimore community to step up to the plate to help preserve this wonderful estate. Right now, Friends of Orianda has an office space within the walls of Orianda, which includes a large pictorial collection. We would like this house to become a monument to the Winans family for generations to come.

Address
Crimea Estate Leakin Park Campus
Gwynns Falls Historical Information Center
1901 Eagle Dr
Baltimore Maryland 21207

Phone: 410-299-7613
Website: http://www.friendsoforiandahouse.com
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Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park

Walk through the stabilized ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute and learn about one of the most famous schools for young women in 19th century America. Located in historic Ellicott City, Maryland, the granite Greek Revival structure with its four soaring Doric columns sits atop the town's highest elevation, overlooking the dramatic Patapsco River Valley.

Elevated walkways lead you throughout the 8,000 sq. ft. building where you can imagine what it was like to be a student at a time when it was uncommon for young women to leave home and pursue an education. Imagine a simpler, more innocent time when girls came to this remote location to study academic subjects like the natural sciences, particularly botany, while delving into history, languages, music and art under the inspired tutelage of famous educator Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, a leader in women?s education of that era.

When the school closed in 1890, it went through many metamorphoses: a hotel, a private residence, a WW I convalescent home, a summer outdoor theater and a nursing home for the indigents. Today the building is the focal point for a park for lovers of historical interpretations, archaeology, concerts, and other fine activities. It is also a favorite site for outdoor weddings and the popular summer Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in the Ruins. Future plans include 19th-century gardens.

Address
3691 Sarah's Lane
Ellicott City Maryland 21043

Website: http://www.ellicottcity.net/tourism/attractions/patapsco_female_institute/index.htm
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