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10 Things to Do in Baltimore Under $10

Looking for some fun things to do for free in Baltimore? Look no further. Here are ten things you can do in Charm City that cost less than a tenner.

It’s not hard to get your money’s worth in Baltimore. The City offers a multitude of free and inexpensive experiences for visitors of all ages. Admission to the Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art are free, but not as many people know about hidden gems like the Bromo Seltzer clock tower tour or Friday night stargazing at the Maryland Science Center. Read on to learn more about additional adventures that are easy on the wallet.

Need more inspiration for more cheap and cheerful things to do? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Free Things to Do in Baltimore.

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Baltimore Museum of Art

Explore the Baltimore Museum of Art, housing the world’s largest Matisse collection, an array of African and Asian art — more than 2,000 objects from approximately 200 cultures — and a wild contemporary wing. FREE

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Walters Art Museum

Art history, from 3,000 BC into the 20th century, all in one place. Discover everything from Roman works to illuminated manuscripts and suits of armor to Fabergé eggs at the eclectic Walters Art Museum. FREE

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Maryland Science Center

Turn your eyes to the skies with Friday Night Stargazing at the Maryland Science Center. View the moon, planets and stars weekly through the rooftop observatory’s historic refracting telescope. FREE

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Westminster Hall & Burying Ground

Edgar Allan Poe was just 40 when laid to rest at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground. Get in the mood by reading “The Raven” and then walk the graveyard. Spring through fall, take the twice-monthly tour of the grounds and catacombs. FREE

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American Visionary Art Museum

Just walking around the outside of the American Visionary Art Museum will spark your imagination — see a 55-foot whirligig and a tiled, swirling, iridescent Aurora Borealis on the museum’s wall. And that’s just a taste of what’s inside: a unique collection of outsider art and offbeat treasure. MUSEUM GROUNDS: FREE; STUDENT/CHILD MUSEUM ADMISSION: $9.95

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Religious Buildings

Baltimore is home to many notable religious buildings. The Basilica — the nation’s first Catholic cathedral — Lloyd Street Synagogue, Brown Memorial Park (famed for its Tiffany stained-glass), Mother Seton House, St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church and Orchard Street Church are all must-sees and easy to explore on your own. FREE

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Top of the World Observation Level

Take in a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the city, Chesapeake Bay and beyond from the Top of the World Observation Level, on the 27th floor of the Inner Harbor’s World Trade Center Building, which features an eclectic mix of exhibits. $8 OR LESS

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Bromo Seltzer Tower

The Bromo Seltzer Tower was Baltimore’s tallest building when built by the remedy’s inventor in 1911 (it actually had a giant Bromo bottle on top!). Now, it’s a creative center offering Saturday open tours of more than 30 artists’ studios. Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and tour the clock room. FREE/$5 (CLOCK ROOM TOUR)

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

At the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, trace your ancestry, learn about genealogy and tour exhibits on labor, artistic, intellectual, family and community history. $8 OR LESS

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Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

Magnificent flowers are always in bloom at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, a beautiful Victorian-era glass and steel structure where visitors can experience the Mediterranean, desert, tropical, palm and orchid zones. FREE; DONATION ENCOURAGED

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