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Why You Should Go to Maryland for Museums in November

Maryland temperatures drop quite substantially during winter, though that doesn’t mean there are not still a huge range of things to do. One of the best ways to spend the winter is indoors at the State’s wealth of museums; Maryland is known to have the best collection in the United States!

The following museums are reasons to visit Maryland in November – these cover a range of interests, and you will find that each is incredibly unique.

Ocean City Life-Saving Museum, Ocean City

The Life-Saving Museum is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the history of Ocean City. This was once a US Life Saving Service building owned by the Coast Guard.

Exhibits here date back to the time that Ocean City was a small fishing village, and follow the city’s development through to today. Visitors can read about the adventures of the United States Life Saving Service. Displays are also dedicated to local marine life, and artefacts from old shipwrecks.

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Baltimore Museum of Art, Towson

The largest art museum in the state of Maryland, the Baltimore Museum of Art exhibits art from all around the world, and showcases displays which span a range of styles and centuries. This is the museum for those who enjoy contemporary art, and the best part is that admission is free.

Exhibits here include works from van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Picasso, and Cezanne. The largest collection of work by Matisse can be found here too. There are plenty of options for cheap hotels in Towson.

Natural Museums in Rockville

stay in Rockville is perfect for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors while in Maryland, and mother nature has plenty of beautiful outdoor museums in the way of State Parks.

Rock Creek Regional Park is one that is particularly picturesque with the stunning 75-acre Lake Needwood. There is a second lake here, Lake Frank, which spans 55 acres of the land. Trails wind around each lake, and there is the opportunity for fishing, boating, picnics, or wildlife spotting. 13 miles of trails will take you on a journey through the woodlands and end on the shores of either lake.

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The Historic Annapolis Museum, Annapolis

The best way to learn about the history of Annapolis is at the Historic Annapolis Museum. It’s mission is to protect and preserve the historic objects, places and stories of Maryland’s capital city. It also aims to provide engaging experiences that will connect visitors to the diverse heritage of the area.

Here you will find historic artifacts, video, and runaway advertisements that date back to 1728. There are hands-on activities, and reproduction clothing on mannequins that help tell the story of those who struggled for freedom.

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is a big draw for Salisbury. Next to Schumaker Pond, the property is surrounded by wildlife and set up to promote wildfowl art.

This museum showcases the work of artists who have carved birds, both as decoys as tools for a hunt, and for artistic enjoyment. It is the largest public collection of decorative and antique decoys in the world.

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