Wunderground® Travel Planner: Gaithersburg, MD
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Of 6 days between 1996 and 2018, Sunny was the most frequent condition. Additionally, 0 days were recorded with precipitation.
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The Baltimore Orioles
(Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., West Baltimore, 21201. Tel. 410/685-9800 general information; 410/481-7328 for tickets. www.theorioles.com) play in their beautiful ballpark from early April until early October. Think twice about settling on a hot dog and Budweiser for your meal: the stadium also sells lump-meat crab cakes, former Orioles first baseman Boog Powell's barbecued pork loin and beef, and local microbrews, such as Clipper City's Ft. McHenry Lager.
Major League Baseball has returned to D.C., where the Washington Nationals
(1500 S. Capitol St. SE, 20003. Tel. 202/675-6287. washingtonnationals.mlb.com. Navy Yard) of the National League play in their new spectacular home, Nationals Park. Tickets range from $5 to $325. The $5 tickets are only available on game day at the park box office. Individual game tickets may be purchased at the park or through the team's Web site. The Metro is a hassle-free and inexpensive way to get to the ballpark. The closest and most convenient stop is the Navy Yard on the Green Line. Parking is very scarce.
216 Emory St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
This plain brick row house, three blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, was the birthplace of "the Bambino." Although Ruth was born here in 1895, his family never lived here; they lived in a nearby apartment, above a tavern run by Ruth's father. The row house and the adjoining buildings make up a museum devoted to Ruth's life and to the local Orioles baseball club. Film clips and props, rare photos of Ruth, Yankees payroll checks, a score book from Ruth's first professional game, and many other artifacts can be found here. www.baberuthmuseum.com. Admission: $6. Hours: Apr.-Oct., daily 10-6, until 7 before Oriole home games; Nov.-Mar., daily 10-5.
873 Long Dr.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Cal Ripken Stadium brings Single-A baseball to town with the IronBirds, an Orioles minor-league affiliate team. Owned by Cal Ripken, the team plays short-season ball every June to September in Ripken Stadium, a 5,500-seat venue complete with skyboxes. Future plans include opening the Ripken Museum and a hotel. www.ripkenbaseball.com.
301 W. Camden St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fans of comic books and pop culture have plenty to take in at this museum since it opened in 2006. A stone's throw from the baseball park in Camden Yards, it boasts thousands of comic books, toys, and collectibles from as far back as the 1700s. It has won awards from parents and local publications as a destination for kids (and adults with inner kids). For adults, it's a trip down memory lane. Kids will marvel at how their favorite superhero evolved over the years. www.geppismuseum.com. Admission: $10. Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10-6.
333 W. Camden St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Home of the Baltimore Orioles, Camden Yards and the nearby area bustle on game days. Since it opened in 1992, this nostalgically designed baseball stadium has inspired other cities to emulate its neotraditional architecture and amenities. The Eutaw Street promenade, between the warehouse and the field, has a view of the stadium; look for the brass baseballs embedded in the sidewalk that mark where home runs have cleared the fence, or visit the Orioles Hall of Fame display and the monuments to retired Orioles. Daily 90-minute tours take you to nearly every section of the ballpark, from the massive, JumboTron scoreboard to the dugout to the state-of-the-art beer-delivery system. www.theorioles.com. Admission: Eutaw St. promenade free; tour $7. Hours: Eutaw St. promenade daily 10-3, otherwise during games and tours; tours Mar.-Sept., Mon.-Sat. at 11, noon, 1, and 2; Oct., weekdays at 11:30 and 1:30, Sat. at 11, noon, 1, and 2, Sun. at 12:30, 1, 2, and 3; Nov., Mon.-Sat. at 11:30 and 1:30, Sun. at 12:30 and 2:30.
Washington, DC 20024
Vietnam Veterans Memorial. "The Wall," as it's commonly called, is one of the most visited sites in Washington. The names of more than 58,000 Americans who died in the Vietnam War are etched in its black granite panels, creating a somber, dignified, and powerful memorial. It was conceived by Jan Scruggs, a former infantry corporal who served in Vietnam, and designed by Maya Lin, then a 21-year-old architecture student at Yale.
Thousands of offerings are left at the wall each year: many people leave flowers, others leave personal objects such as the clothing of soldiers or letters of thanks from schoolchildren. The National Park Service collects and stores the items. In 2007 Congress approved the establishment of a memorial center to display many of the items left near the wall. A small assortment, including wedding rings, a baseball, and photographs, is displayed at the National Museum of American History.
The statues near the wall came about in response to controversies surrounding the memorial. In 1984 Frederick Hart's statue of three soldiers and a flagpole was erected to the south of the wall, with the goal of winning over veterans who considered the memorial a "black gash of shame." A memorial plaque was added in 2004 at the statue of three servicemen to honor veterans who died after the war as a direct result of injuries suffered in Vietnam, but who fall outside Department of Defense guidelines for remembrance at the wall.
The Vietnam Women's Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day 1993. Glenna Goodacre's bronze sculpture depicts two women caring for a wounded soldier while a third woman kneels nearby; eight trees around the plaza commemorate the eight women in the military who died in Vietnam.
Names on the wall are ordered by date of death. To find a name, consult the alphabetical lists found at either end of the wall. You can get assistance locating a name at the white kiosk with the brown roof near the entrance. At the wall, rangers and volunteers wearing yellow caps can look up the names and supply you with paper and pencils for making rubbings.
Every name on the memorial is preceded (on the west wall) or followed (on the east wall) by a symbol designating status. A diamond indicates "killed, body recovered." A plus sign (found by a small percentage of names) indicates "killed, body not recovered."
If you're visiting with older children or teens, be prepared for questions about war and death. Sometimes children think all 58,259 soldiers are buried at the monument. They aren't, of course, but the wall is as evocative as any cemetery. www.nps.gov/vive. Admission: Free. Hours: 24 hrs; staffed daily 8 am-midnight. Metro: Foggy Bottom.
2340 S St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
President Wilson and his second wife, Edith Bolling Wilson, retired in 1920 to this Georgian Revival designed by Washington architect Waddy B. Wood. (Wood also designed the Department of the Interior and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.) The house was built in 1915 for a carpet merchant.
Wilson died in 1924. Edith survived him by 37 years. After she died in 1961, the house and its contents were bequeathed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. On view inside are such items as a Gobelin tapestry, a baseball signed by King George V, and the shell casing from the first shot fired by U.S. forces in World War I. The house also contains memorabilia related to the history of the short-lived but influential League of Nations, including the colorful flag Wilson hoped would be adopted by that organization. www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org. Admission: $7.50. Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10-4. Metro: Dupont Circle.
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