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the Walters Art Museum

2 Amazing Exhibits at the Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum is located in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon Cultural District at North Charles and Centre Streets. At the time of his death in 1931, museum founder Henry Walters left his entire collection of art to the city of Baltimore. Its collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian […]

Edgar Allan Poe's birthday

3 Ways to Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday

  Edgar Allan Poe is one of Baltimore’s most famous residents–and one of Baltimore’s most famous decedents, incidentally. Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, on January 19, provides another opportunity to celebrate the singular literary figure. As in his stories, a lot of mystery surrounds the life and death of Edgar Allan Poe. Read on for suggestions […]

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Stay Warm With These Indoor Activities in Baltimore

When the weather outside is frightful, you can bundle up and face the elements or you can take advantage of all the awesome indoor activities in Baltimore. For those times when you’d prefer to stay in while going out, consider these out-of-the-ordinary indoor activities in Baltimore. The Rawlings Conservatory The Rawlings Conservatory is an architectural […]

winter activities in Maryland

5 Winter Activities in Maryland to Enjoy

Even when temperatures drop, winter is still a fantastic time to visit Maryland. Here are several winter activities in Maryland that would make a cool-season trip worthwhile… Washington Monument Lighting, Baltimore December 3 at 5:30pm 600 block of North Charles Street    At the December lighting of Baltimore’s Washington Monument in Mount Vernon’s West Park, […]

Edgar Allan Poe house and museum

4 Reasons to visit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

203 N. Amity Street Hours of Operation Open to visitors on a seasonal schedule. Currently open through Dec. 28, every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-3:45pm Literature lovers and Poe enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Poe Baltimore, the Edgar Allan Poe house and museum. Poe’s home has been preserved with much of the exterior and […]

Baltimore train museum

What is There to Learn at the Baltimore Train Museum?

Railroad enthusiasts could consider the Baltimore train museum—the B&O Railroad Museum—one of the most significant collections of railroad treasures in the world. The location itself adds historical value: Mount Clare is considered to be a birthplace of American railroading. Not surprisingly, the museum and station are a U.S. National Historic Landmark. This Baltimore train collection […]

Ellicott City shops

The Best Ellicott City Shops to Hit Before the Holidays

We recently gave you the heads up on Ellicott City’s annual Christmas Midnight Madness tradition. The shops stay open late and the holiday season is kicked off with style and irresistible cheer. One key ingredient to the whole celebration is, well, the Ellicott City shops! Ellicott City features a number of charming shops, with everything […]

Baltimore museums

7 Truly Unique Baltimore Museums to Explore

One of the things we love about our location in Ellicott City is our proximity to so many other interesting, historical and cultural sites. We get the best of all worlds: the naval history at Annapolis and the nation’s Capital, for instance. But Baltimore offers its own charms, and these Baltimore museums are part of […]

Ellicott City Midnight Madness

Get Ready for Christmas at Ellicott City Midnight Madness

Mark your calendars! Ellicott City Midnight Madness and its magic is back this year on December 4th, 2015. Start a new family tradition and enjoy the first Friday in December shopping until you drop. Shops will be open late, until midnight, to help you get your Christmas shopping done early. What is Ellicott City Midnight Madness? […]

The Mall in Columbia

Spend a Day at The Mall in Columbia

Nestled in the quaint town of Columbia, MD, just 4.25 miles away from the Wayside Inn, The Mall in Columbia is the perfect place to spend your time shopping the day away. Boasting over 200 different shopping experiences, The Mall in Columbia will keep you coming back for more. Shop at The Mall in Columbia  […]