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Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park

Dedicated as a national heritage site, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park celebrates the accomplishments of African American entrepreneurs throughout the history of Baltimore’s maritime industry. Located in historic Fell’s Point where the cobblestone streets meet the water, the views from the park are some of the best in the city, making the park a hotspot for outdoor events and weddings.

With 5,000 square feet of gallery space divided into permanent exhibits, exhibitions, and interactive learning centers, the maritime park highlights the lives of Frederick Douglass and Isaac Myers, the founding of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company, as well as the establishment of an African American community in Baltimore in the 1800s. Visitors are welcome to explore the park and galleries on their own or schedule a guided tour where they can learn to caulk, build boats, and participate in many other family oriented activities.

Find out more about the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park by visiting them on the web at douglassmyers.org or follow along with their social media profiles below.

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park LogoFrederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park
Neighborhood: Fell’s Point
1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

   

Source: douglassmyers.org

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Christmas at the B&O Railroad Museum

All aboard for the B&O Railroad Museum! Considered the birthplace of American railroading, this 40-acre historic campus in Baltimore’s Mount Clare neighborhood features an unrivaled collection that reveals the drama of American railroading, its people, culture, and legacy. The only museum of its kind to partner with the Smithsonian Institution, the collection at the B&O Railroad Museum represents the most complete and historically relevant exhibitions of any railway museum in existence. 

The War Came By Train,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, is the largest collection of Civil War railroad equipment in the world. Each year the display pieces change to correspond with a unique year of the war, with 2011 having focused on 1861. Visitors are “guided” through the exhibition with video presentations, displays, and kid-friendly activities along the way.

Choo Choo Blue LogoSpeaking of kid-friendly, meet B&O’s newest (and youngest) locomotive, Choo Choo Blue! Families can look for the Choo Choo Blue logo throughout the museum for fun and interactive activities about railroading. But it isn’t just Choo Choo Blue the kids are clamoring for, Santa is ditching the reindeer and arriving to the museum in style this December aboard a steaming locomotive! To welcome Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the B&O’s Roundhouse exhibit has been transformed into a winter wonderland complete with toys, model trains, holiday decorations, and more

Find out more about the B&O Railroad Museum by visiting them on the web at borail.org or their related sites below.

B&O Railroad Museum LogoThe B&O Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Neighborhood: Mount Clare

         

Source: borail.org