September 10th, 2015
Looking for something to do this weekend?
You don’t have to travel to Baltimore to learn fascinating new things at museums. Check out one of the following spots close to your upcoming new apartment in Howard County, and spend a day learning about everything from 1800s architecture to space satellites.
Ready, set, explore the best museums close to Hanover, MD!
Hometown History Buffs
If history was always your favorite subject, you’re in luck. You live in Hanover, Maryland, a historically rich area that’s holding onto the past while looking toward the future. One of the best examples of this mentality? The Benson-Hammond House, which has been preserved for future generations to enjoy. (Thanks, Ann Arrundell County Historical Society!)
Benson-Hammond House (7101 Aviation Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
Hours: March – December on Saturdays (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and Sundays (12 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
This particular house has quite an interesting history—involving 12 children, numerous marriages, bankruptcy, and near-demolition. Currently, several parts of the estate are being restored, including the corn crib, summer house, and wash house. But you can still explore the main rooms of the house, which are meticulously decorated with antique furniture and Victorian textiles. On the third floor, you’ll find the tools of the farm trade and a large collection of antique dolls. On the second floor, check out rotating exhibits of quilts, cooking utensils, and more.
For those of us who “got” chemistry and adored biology—Hanover’s got entertainment for you. Even if you didn’t understand a word from Biology 101 or Electronics, you’ll learn plenty at these two museums in Hanover.
National Electronic Museum (1745 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
Hours: Monday through Friday (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), Saturdays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
The National Electronic Museum isn’t just full of radios—this museum houses the history of our nation’s defense electronics, from telegraphs to satellites. Soak up information you didn’t learn in class at the Space Sensor Gallery, get a new perspective in the Cold War Radar Gallery, and learn about the lifecycle of countermeasure weapons. Overall, you’re going to have a lot to say over Happy Hour. Check out details here.
William P Didusch Center For Urologic History (1000 Corporate Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090)
Hours: Monday – Friday (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Yes, it’s what it sounds like. The William P Didusch Center For Urologic History is all about the study of the surgical and medical diseases of the urinary tract and male reproductive organs. This is one museum you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Check out the “Extreme Urology: Practice on the Edge” exhibit for a good overview of this important study.
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