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1400 Constitution Avenue NW,

Collections illustrate the major periods of African American history, from origins in Africa through slavery, reconstruction, the civil rights era, the Harlem Renaissance and into the 21st century. Sc ...

Telephone202-633-4751

14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW,

See the original flag that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner” along with daily activities, tours and exhibits.

Telephone202-633-1000

4th Street and Independence Avenue SW,

Part of the Smithsonian, the museum examines the history and current status of the American Indian.

Telephone202-633-6644

Patriot Cruises

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213 N. Talbot Street,

A narrated historic cruise up the Miles River for up to 140 guests per cruise. Larger school groups are divided into 2 groups. This cruise has been a huge hit with many school and summer camp groups. ...

Telephone410-745-3100

5561 Plantation Lane,

Built in 1741, the park features a plantation house, visitor center, small museum and trails. Fun, hands-on activities for kids to learn about the environment.

Telephone410-742-1741

11175 Point Lookout Road,

The lighthouse and Civil War museum shows how Point Lookout functioned as a Union hospital and POW camp, including some of the horrid conditions soldiers survived. Other activities include fishing, bo ...

Telephone301-872-5688

830 E. Pratt Street,

Learn about the African American experience, including slavery, freedom and current issues.

Telephone443-263-1800

44300 Sotterley Lane,

Early 18th-century plantation was home to generations of prominent families. Ninety acres include gardens, a smokehouse, a slave cabin and nature trails.

Telephone301-373-2280

209 Willow Street,

Operated as a one-room schoolhouse for African Americans for nearly 40 years. The Heritage House next door displays local artifacts.

Telephone410-430-5144

9118 Brandywine Road,

John and Mary Surratt were convicted of being co-conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Tours are available Wed.-Fri.

Telephone301-868-1121

6655 Rosehill Road,

This home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence includes a self-guided tour of the house, farm buildings and cemetery.

Telephone301-392-1776

Preble Hall, 118 Maryland Avenue,

Collections show the history and role of the U.S. Navy throughout American history.

Telephone410-293-2108

301 E. Pratt Street, Pier 1,

This all-sail warship is the only Civil War-era naval vessel still afloat. Discover how sailors lived on board through a self-guided or audio tour.

Telephone410-539-1797
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