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Museums in Maryland

Maryland has a variety of interesting museums and beautiful scenery. Visit Maryland museums and learn about local history.

National Medical Museum – Silver Spring, MD
The museum displays artifacts and exhibits on health and medicine with a special emphasis on tri-service American military medicine.

The National Capital Trolley Museum
The National Capital Trolley Museum preserves the history of Washington, DC's electric street cars. The Trolley Museum is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

Clara Barton National Historic Site
This National Historic Site commemorates the life of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. The house sits adjacent to Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Beall-Dawson House and the Stonecrest Museum of 19th Century Medicine
Two adjacent museums, located in Rockville, Maryland that highlight Montgomery County history. The Beall-Dawson House is the headquarters to Montgomery County Historical Society and features federal style funishings. The Stonecrest Musem features medical practices of the 19th century.

Office of NIH History
Museum of National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

National Capital Trolley Museum
Museum preserving the history of the streetcar with a collection of 17 trolleys that were originially used in the Washington, DC area.

Sandy Spring Museum
A museum of the history of Sandy Spring, with exhibits demonstrating the changes in the community from social reform, to progressive farming techniques to inventions, education, and cultural achievement.

Belair Mansion and Stable Museum
Plantation house featuring 18th-century paintings and furnishings.

College Park Aviation Museum
An interactive museum of the airport in College Park, Maryland explores the history of flight from the Wright Brothers to today. Programs are child-friendly and change each month to keep visitors coming back.

Oxon Hill Farm
A museum of a farm from the 1800s located in Oxon Hill, Maryland

Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA Visitors Center
Museum in Greenbelt, Maryland focused on the history of Ameican rocketry.

Patuxent Rural Museums
Museums that explore rural life in Prince George's County Maryland

Northampton Plantation Slave Quarters
This outdoor museum exhibits the rebuilt foundations of two former slave quarters of the Northampton plantation in Lake Arbor, Maryland in Prince George's County.

Sandy Spring Slave Museum
This musuem in Montgomery County, Maryland focuses on the heritage of African Americans, participation with the Underground Railroad, and the struggle for civil rights.

Antietam National Battlefield – Sharpsburg, Maryland
The Battle of Antietam was known as the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. Learn about visiting Antietam including information on battlefield tours, directions, fees, recreation and attractions in the area.

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