Highest-rated specialty museums in Maryland, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Maryland, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Maryland on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Point Lookout Lighthouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Address: Point Lookout, 1, St Inigoes, MD 20687, Scotland, MD 20687
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#29. National Electronics Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Address: 1745 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-2906
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#28. Jewish Museum of Maryland

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Address: 15 Lloyd St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4606
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#27. Crisfield Heritage Foundation

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (8 reviews)
- Address: 3 Ninth Street, Crisfield, MD 21817
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#26. Bowie Train Station Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Address: 8614 Chestnut Ave, Bowie, MD 20715-3732
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#25. S.S. John W. Brown

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#24. Air Force One Experience

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Address: 701 National Harbor Blvd., Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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#23. Boonsborough Museum of History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#22. Reginald F. Lewis Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Address: 830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4403
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#21. Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (141 reviews)
- Address: 909 S Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804-8722
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#20. Bayside History Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Address: 4025 4th St, North Beach, MD 20714-4064
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#19. USS Torsk

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (148 reviews)
- Address: 501 E Pratt St Baltimore Inner Harbor, Pier 3, Baltimore, MD 21202-3574
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#18. Carroll County Farm Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Address: 500 S Center St, Westminster, MD 21157-5664
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#17. Great Blacks in Wax Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (142 reviews)
- Address: 1601 E North Ave # 03, Baltimore, MD 21213-1409
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#16. Ripley's Believe it or Not! Ocean City

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Address: 401 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-4028
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#15. Allegany Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Address: 3 Pershing St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3046
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#14. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (389 reviews)
- Address: 216 Emory St, Baltimore, MD 21230-2235
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#13. College Park Aviation Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (118 reviews)
- Address: 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740-2000
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#12. B&O Ellicott City Station Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (178 reviews)
- Address: 3711 Maryland Ave Intersection of Maryland Ave and Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4993
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#11. Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (355 reviews)
- Address: 813 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-4088
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#10. National Cryptologic Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (239 reviews)
- Address: 8290 Colony Seven Road Annapolis Junction, Maryland, Baltimore, MD 20701
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#9. Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (416 reviews)
- Address: 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, MD 20688-3212
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#8. National Museum of Civil War Medicine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (450 reviews)
- Address: 48 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701-5628
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#7. National Capital Radio and Television Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Address: 2608 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 20716-1392
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#6. Baltimore Museum of Industry

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (305 reviews)
- Address: 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-5100
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#5. The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Address: 4155 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-5116
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#4. Glenstone Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (196 reviews)
- Address: 12100 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854-6326
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#3. B&O Railroad Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (825 reviews)
- Address: 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
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#2. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,019 reviews)
- Address: 213 N Talbot St Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2103
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#1. American Visionary Art Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,609 reviews)
- Address: 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230-3940
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