One of our favorite family activities in all of Baltimore is a weekend visit to the Streetcar Museum. Unlike most transportation museums that allow you to look at a few stationary machines and a lot of photos, the Baltimore Streetcar Museum affords you the opportunity to actually ride these wonderfully restored treasures of charm city.
The museum is only opening Saturdays and Sundays as it is run by a very enthusiastic all-volunteer staff. On any given weekend they have at least 3 and sometimes 4-5 different streetcars that you're able to ride down a charming 1/4 mile length of track. Each trolly gives you a different experience from a different era--from the open, mostly wooden streetcar from the early 1900's to the sleek mid-century bus-styled car, you get a little taste of what urban travel along much of the Eastern seaboard was like through the 19060's or so.
Plan your visit for about 60-90 minutes in order to ride all the streetcars and visit the small (but quaint) museum. Plus, the photo-ops here are as good as you'll ever get!
Our children (aged 5, 8, 11) all LOVE it and every time we have guests in town we know a visit will be a huge hit.
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