Five Inexpensive and Quirky Things to do in Baltimore

 

Ghost Tours

Baltimore Ghost Tours provide award-winning haunted walking tours of Fell's Point and Mount Vernon. Certified Authentic Baltimore tours. Evening and day tours, Haunted Pub Walks, and Ghost Talk where we come to you. Group tours available.

 

Edgar Allan Poe Grave 

Edgar Allan Poe and his wife, Virginia Clemm, are buried in the Westminster Hall cemetery. While you're paying your respects to this great American writer, keep a look out for gravestones belonging to other prominent Maryland citizens.

 

Kinetic Sculpture Race

Kinetic Sculpture Race

Who will be crowned the Grand East Coast National Mediocre Champion? Each May, head to the American Visionary Art Museum for its annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, where you can cheer on racers piloting custom-built kinetic sculptures over land, mud and water. Arrive between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for the opening ceremony and the “Blessing of De Feet,” then follow the race over its 15-mile course or camp out at any number of checkpoints, such as the uphill mud pit or not-so-quick sand pit in Patterson Park.

 

Check out the Ink at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum 

Because the Baltimore Tattoo Museum focuses on electric tattooing in America, you'll see examples of traditional American and traditional Japanese tattoo artwork, black and grey work, portraits, photo-realism, flash designs and complete custom-drawn designs. And if you like something you see, the museum is also a fully functioning tattoo studio.

Honfest

Hundreds of “hons.” That’s what you’ll find at Baltimore’s very own Honfest, a four-block-wide festival in Hampden where you can get your own beehive hairdo, enter a mashed potato contest and see who’s crowned Baltimore’s “Best Hon.” Celebrating the Baltimorean word “hon,” a term of endearment short for “honey,” Honfest is held every year in June.

For more activities and highlights from around the city, check out Visit Baltimore.

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