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Museums You Shouldn’t Miss in Maryland

Maryland is known as a miniature version of America; while a small State, it has all the best bits of the United States, from the beautiful white sandy beaches in the south to the stunning Appalachian Mountain range in the west.

And the same can be said about Maryland’s museums – that the State has one of the best collections of museums in the United States. The following are museums you shouldn’t miss in Maryland – these cover a broad range of interests, and you’ll find are each is highly unique!

Ocean City Life-Saving Museum

One of the best ways to learn about the history of Ocean City is at the Life-Saving Museum. This used to be a US Life Saving Service and Coast Guard building, and while small, is one of the most interested museums in Maryland.

Exhibits trace Ocean City back to the time it was a small fishing village, and tracks the city’s development through to today. Learn about the adventures of the US Life Saving Service. There are displays dedicated to local marine life, as well as artefacts discovered from old shipwrecks.

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National Museum of Health and Medicine

This is a fascinating museum for those interested in military history and the human body.

Exhibitions include a history of military medicine, diseased body parts, and a special display dedicated to the assassination of president Lincoln. You can see the actual bullet which was recovered from the president’s skull, as well as skull fragments and other items related to his resuscitation attempt.

This is a small museum though has a truly impressive collection of unique artefacts. Museum entry is free, and you will find cheap accommodation in Silver Spring.

Outdoor Museums AKA Nature

To experience the outdoors in Maryland, stay in Rockville for some of the State’s best parks. Mother Nature’s museum, Rock Creek Regional Park is particularly picturesque, with a beautiful 75-acre lake called Lake Needwood, and a 55-acre lake called Lake Frank.

There are 13 miles of trails to enjoy which wind through woodlands and along the shores of each lake. Head here for boating, fishing, picnics in the park, or spotting the resident wildlife.

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National Electronics Museum

This is a great place to learn about the history of electronics – The National Electronics Museum in Linthicum Heights has a number of galleries which show a diverse range of communication devices from telegraphs, to radars; satellites and radios.

One of the first ever microwave ovens is on display here, and there are exhibits dedicated to military communications, where visitors can learn about the military uses of radar, sonar, surveillance and jamming equipment.

Baltimore Museum of Art

This is the largest art museum in Maryland, home to art from all around the world which spans a broad spectrum of centuries and styles. If you enjoy contemporary art this is the museum for you, and best of all, admission is free.

Artists on display here include van Gogh, Picasso, And Warhol, and Cezanne. This is also where the world’s largest collection of artwork by Matisse can be found. Find a cheap hotel in Towson.

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