Your US Bucket List: Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Maryland!

Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Maryland!

Whether you’re looking for an Educational Field Trip or a Fun Day Out with the Kids…

Or if you are planning a Family Vacation for Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter Break…

Or maybe you’re a Full-Time Family touring the US in your van or RV….

Perhaps you are an International Traveler planning your next major excursion into the United States…

Whatever your reason for exploring the world with YOUR Family…

SPGFAN has THE BEST LISTS of Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Each of the 50 United States!

Load YOUR Itineraries with THE COOLEST Kid-Centered Adventures and Create Fabulous Memories to Last Their Entire Lives!

Learn, Play, Experience, Relax, and Enjoy Yourselves with These Great National Parks, State Parks, Theme Parks, Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Nature Centers, Factory Tours, Historic Sites, Notable Homes, Cultural Attractions, Art Events, Live Performances, Sporting Events, Beaches, Mountains, Cities, Towns, Farms, and MORE!

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Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Maryland!


Aberdeen Room Archives & MuseumAberdeen
National Colonial FarmAccokeek
Annapolis Maritime MuseumAnnapolis
Banneker-Douglass MuseumAnnapolis
Charles Carroll House of AnnapolisAnnapolis
Chesapeake Children’s MuseumAnnapolis
Government HouseAnnapolis
Hammond-Harwood HouseAnnapolis
Historic Annapolis MuseumAnnapolis
Maryland State HouseAnnapolis
Mitchell GalleryAnnapolis
Thomas Point Shoal LighthouseAnnapolis
U.S. Naval Academy MuseumAnnapolis
Waterfront WarehouseAnnapolis
William Paca House & GardenAnnapolis
Hays House MuseumBel Air
Historical Society of Harford CountyBel Air
Tudor HallBel Air
Calvin B. Taylor HouseBerlin
National Institutes of Health Visitor Center and Nobel Laureate Exhibit HallBethesda
Ratner MuseumBethesda
Betterton Heritage MuseumBetterton
Fort Frederick State ParkBig Pool
Boonsborough Museum of HistoryBoonsboro
Boonsboro Trolley MuseumBoonsboro
Bowman HouseBoonsboro
Washington County Rural Heritage MuseumBoonsboro
Belair MansionBowie
Belair Stable MuseumBowie
Huntington Railroad MuseumBowie
National Capitol Radio & Television MuseumBowie
Oakley Cabin African American Museum and ParkBrookeville
Brunswick Heritage MuseumBrunswick
Mount AventineBryans Road
George Alfred Townsend MuseumBurkittsville
South Mountain Heritage SocietyBurkittsville
Blackwater National Wildlife RefugeCambridge
Choptank River LightCambridge
Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational CenterCambridge
La Grange PlantationCambridge
Richardson Maritime MuseumCambridge
Spocott WindmillCambridge
Ridgeley Rosenwald SchoolCapitol Heights
Albin O. Kuhn Library & GalleryCatonsville
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and MuseumCatonsville
Center for Art, Design and Visual CultureCatonsville
Townsend House & Pullen MuseumCatonsville
Queen Anne’s Museum of Eastern Shore LifeCentreville
Tucker House (Maryland)Centreville
Wright’s ChanceCentreville
Tory House/107 HouseCharlestown
Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson’s Surf Art Gallery and MuseumChesapeake Beach
Chesapeake Beach Railway MuseumChesapeake Beach
C&D Canal MuseumChesapeake City
Chestertown RiverArtsChestertown
Geddes-Piper HouseChestertown
South Dorchester Folk MuseumChurch Creek
Kingsley SchoolhouseClarksburg
Cliffs SchoolhouseCliff City
His Lordship’s KindnessClinton
Surratt House MuseumClinton
Dickinson Gorsuch Farm MuseumCockeysville
Historical Society of Baltimore CountyCockeysville
National Capital Trolley MuseumColesville
Art Gallery at the University of MarylandCollege Park
College Park Aviation MuseumCollege Park
National Museum of LanguageCollege Park
St. Clement’s Island MuseumColton’s Point
African Art Museum of MarylandColumbia
Bob’s Vintage MuseumColumbia
J. Millard Tawes Historical MuseumCrisfield
Allegany MuseumCumberland
Brooke Whiting House & MuseumCumberland
Canal PlaceCumberland
Gordon-Roberts HouseCumberland
Western Maryland Railway StationCumberland
Anne Arundel County Free SchoolDavidsonville
Museum of Rural LifeDenton
Agricultural History Farm ParkDerwood
Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society MuseumDundalk
Mount Harmon PlantationEarleville
Academy Art MuseumEaston
Historical Society of Talbot County MuseumEaston
Historic London Town and GardensEdgewater
Belmont Manor and Historic ParkElkridge
Cecil County Farm MuseumElkton
Historical Society of Cecil CountyElkton
B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City StationEllicott City
Ellicott City Colored SchoolEllicott City
Ellicott City Fire StationEllicott City
Howard County Heritage Orientation CenterEllicott City
Howard County Historical SocietyEllicott City
Thomas Isaac Log CabinEllicott City
Frederick County Fire & Rescue MuseumEmmitsburg
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann SetonEmmitsburg
Ballestone-Stansbury HouseEssex
Heritage Society of Essex and Middle RiverEssex
Federalsburg Area Heritage MuseumFederalsburg
Fort George G. Meade MuseumFort Meade
National Cryptologic MuseumFort Meade
Fort Washington ParkFort Washington
Bjorlee MuseumFrederic
Barbara Fritchie House and MuseumFrederick
Beatty-Cramer HouseFrederick
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education CenterFrederick
Monocacy National BattlefieldFrederick
Museum of Frederick County HistoryFrederick
National Museum of Civil War MedicineFrederick
Roger Brooke Taney HouseFrederick
Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s MuseumFrederick
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederick
Family Heritage MuseumFriendsville
Frostburg MuseumFrostburg
Thrasher Carriage MuseumFrostburg
Gaithersburg Community MuseumGaithersburg
Gaithersburg – Washington Grove V.F.D. Fire MuseumGaithersburg
Galesville Heritage MuseumGalesville
Button Farm Living History CenterGermantown
King Dairy Barn MooseumGermantown
Girdletree Barnes BankGirdletree
Clara Barton National Historic SiteGlen Echo
Marietta House MuseumGlenn Dale
Grantsville Community MuseumGrantsville
House of YoderGrantsville
Spruce Forest Artisan VillageGrantsville
Goddard Visitor CenterGreenbelt
Greenbelt MuseumGreenbelt
Beaver Creek School MuseumHagerstown
Discovery StationHagerstown
Doleman Black Heritage MuseumHagerstown
Hager HouseHagerstown
Hagerstown Aviation MuseumHagerstown
Hagerstown Railroad MuseumHagerstown
Hagerstown Roundhouse MuseumHagerstown
Mansion House Art CenterHagerstown
Miller House MuseumHagerstown
The Train Room and MuseumHagerstown
Washington County Museum of Fine ArtsHagerstown
Hampton National Historic SiteHampton
Hancock Museum and Visitor’s CenterHancock
Hancock Town MuseumHancock
Concord Point LighthouseHavre de Grace
Havre de Grace Decoy MuseumHavre de Grace
Havre de Grace Maritime MuseumHavre de Grace
Steppingstone MuseumHavre de Grace
Susquehanna Museum at the Lock HouseHavre de Grace
Susquehanna State ParkHavre de Grace
Chesapeake Fire MuseumHebron
Sotterley PlantationHollywood
System Source Computer MuseumHunt Valley
Hyattstown MillHyattstown
Jerusalem Mill VillageJerusalem
Kent MuseumKennedyville
Kitzmiller Coal Mining MuseumKitzmiller
African American Heritage HouseLa Plata
La Plata Train StationLa Plata
Northampton Plantation Slave QuartersLake Arbor
Seabrook SchoolhouseLanham
Laurel MuseumLaurel
Montpelier MansionLaurel
National Wildlife Visitor Center at Patuxent Research RefugeLaurel
Old Jail MuseumLeonardtown
Tudor HallLeonardtown
Patuxent River Naval Air MuseumLexington Park
Benson-Hammond HouseLinthicum
National Electronics MuseumLinthicum
Star Toys MuseumLinthicum
William P. Didusch Center for Urologic HistoryLinthicum
Cove Point LightLusby
Fire Museum of MarylandLutherville
Smallwood State ParkMarbury
Adkins Historical MuseumMardela Springs
Barren Creek Springs Heritage Center and MuseumMardela Springs
Marion Station Railroad MuseumMarion
Massey Air MuseumMassey
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation MuseumMiddle River
Lamar Surgical Suite and Civil War MuseumMiddletown
William F. Moran, Jr. MuseumMiddletown
Ladew Topiary GardensMonkton
Mount Savage Museum Bank and JailMount Savage
Country Store & Drug Store MuseumMt. Airy
Original Playhouse Children’s MuseumNew Market
New Windsor MuseumNew Windsor
Strawbridge ShrineNew Windsor
Queponco Railway StationNewark
Maryland Veterans Memorial MuseumNewburg
Josiah Henson ParkNorth Bethesda
StrathmoreNorth Bethesda
Turkey Point Light StationNorth East
Upper Bay MuseumNorth East
Garrett County Historical Society MuseumOakland
Garrett County Transportation MuseumOakland
Ocean City Life-Saving Station MuseumOcean City
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! MuseumOcean City
Irvin Allen/Michael Cresap MuseumOldtown
Irvine Nature CenterOwings Mills
Oxford Museum (Maryland)Oxford
Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill FarmOxon Hill
Hancock’s ResolutionPasadena
Perryville Railway MuseumPerryville
Piney Point LightPiney Point
Costen HousePocomoke City
Sturgis One Room School MuseumPocomoke City
John Poole HousePoolesville
Old Town Hall Bank Museum and Exhibit HallPoolesville
Bainbridge Naval Training Center MuseumPort Deposit
Paw Paw MuseumPort Deposit
Port Republic School Number 7Port Republic
Historic Port Tobacco VillagePort Tobacco
Thomas Stone National Historic SitePort Tobacco
Teackle MansionPrincess Anne
Eden Mill Nature Center & Historic Mill MuseumPylesville
Queenstown Colonial CourthouseQueenstown
Rock Hall Museum (Rock Hall, Maryland)Rock Hall
Waterman’s MuseumRock Hall
Beall-Dawson HouseRockville
Goldman Art GalleryRockville
Glenview Mansion Art GalleryRockville
Latvian MuseumRockville
Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century MedicineRockville
Art Institute & GallerySalisbury
Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and CultureSalisbury
Pemberton HallSalisbury
Poplar Hill MansionSalisbury
Salisbury University Art GalleriesSalisbury
Sharptown Historical MuseumSalisbury
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisbury
Boyds Negro SchoolSandy Spring
Sandy Spring MuseumSandy Spring
Sandy Spring Slave Museum & Art GallerySandy Spring
Woodlawn Manor MuseumSandy Spring
Point Lookout LightScotland
Point Lookout State ParkScotland
Seneca Schoolhouse MuseumSeneca
Captain Salem Avery House MuseumShady Side
Antietam National BattlefieldSharpsburg
Barron’s C & O Canal Museum & Country StoreSharpsburg
Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor CenterSharpsburg
Kennedy FarmSharpsburg
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church MuseumShowell
National Museum of Health and MedicineSilver Spring
Silver Spring Historical SocietySilver Spring
Geiser-Mason Farm MuseumSmithsburg
Smithsburg Town MuseumSmithsburg
Furnace Town Living Heritage MuseumSnow Hill
Julia A. Purnell MuseumSnow Hill
Mt. Zion One Room School MuseumSnow Hill
R. Frank Jones MuseumSnow Hill
Annmarie GardenSolomons
Calvert Marine MuseumSolomons
Jefferson Patterson Park & MuseumSt. Leonard
Historic St. Mary’s CitySt. Mary’s City
Maryland DoveSt. Mary’s City
Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumSt. Michaels
St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s SquareSt. Michaels
Cray HouseStevensville
James E. Kirwan MuseumStevensville
Old Stevensville Post OfficeStevensville
Stevensville Train DepotStevensville
Sudlersville Train Station MuseumSudlersville
Airmen Memorial MuseumSuitland
Deep Creek Lake Discovery CenterSwanton
Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse MuseumSykesville
Sykesville Gate House Museum of HistorySykesville
Taylor’s Island MuseumTaylors Island
Tilghman Watermen’s MuseumTilghman Island
Tolchester Beach MuseumTolchester Beach
Goucher College Art GalleriesTowson
Western Maryland Railway Historical Society MuseumUnion Bridge
Billingsley House MuseumUpper Marlboro
Darnall’s Chance House MuseumUpper Marlboro
Mount Calvert Historical & Archaeological ParkUpper Marlboro
Patuxent Rural MuseumsUpper Marlboro
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical ParkVarious
Vienna Heritage MuseumVienna
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd HouseWaldorf
Piscataway Indian MuseumWaldorf
American Red Cross Information & History CenterWalkersville
Walkersville Southern Railroad MuseumWalkersville
Janus MuseumWashington Grove
Howard County Living Farm Heritage MuseumWest Friendship
Carroll County Farm MuseumWestminster
Historical Society of Carroll CountyWestminster
Union Mills HomesteadWestminster
McMahon’s Mill Civil War Military & American Heritage MuseumWilliamsport
Williamsport Town MuseumWilliamsport
African American Schoolhouse MuseumWorton
Wye Grist MillWye Mills

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