Learn More about Aberdeen’s Historical Side with a Charter Bus Tour
Let the City of Aberdeen Surprise you with Historical Sites, Museums and Well-Managed Parks
Aberdeen may not be the biggest city in the state of Maryland but it is a picturesque and pleasant town of approximately 14,000 residents. The great thing about its location is that it is only a short drive away from downtown Baltimore. Aberdeen’s steady growth as a town has created no shortage of places to keep people from all walks of life and of all ages busy during their visit.
Aberdeen, Maryland is a haven for lovers of architecture and history as there are countless historical attractions, sites and landmark homes to check out and tour around. Visit the Queen-Anne styled James B. Baker House, the Greek revival style Chestnut Ridge or Georgian-style Sophia’s Dairy. But that is not the end of it so, don’t forget to check out the games at Aberdeen’s beloved Ripken Stadium.
Going around these historical attractions on your own would prove to be tedious and tiring so, the best way to save time and money on the trips would be to reserve yourself a charter bus, party bus, school bus, mini bus, coach charter or other effective and affordable ground transportation to get you around comfortably and safely. US Coachways’ vehicles are also suitable for events like wedding receptions, church outing, business meeting, corporate functions, festivals, promotional events, group tours, family vacations, birthdays and bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Timeless Homes, a Game of Baseball and Gatherings in Parks
Aberdeen isn’t your classic city to go shopping in but there is a unique and charming side to Aberdeen that we are sure will throw you off your feet. Check out some of these Aberdeen points of interest and learn about the city’s architecture, history and culture.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues – The people of Aberdeen love their sports and share a deep affection for Ripken Stadium, the place where visitors can catch a truly exciting minor league baseball game. Catching a minor league game, in a lot of ways, is much more exciting than watching a major league game because there is more action going on in the field because youthful players are fighting their way to the top and hopefully into a major league game. Visitors are treated to various food and drinks stalls located around the stadium and if there isn’t a game going on, you can walk around for a self-guided tour of this historical sports center. This is a great venue for special events and local festivals as it offers a small kids playground as well as a crab pavilion. The facility also offers professional batting cages, Infield Trailing Island, picnic area and a fabulous restaurant offering their specialty, Ripken Burgers.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — As mentioned, Aberdeen is a haven for lovers of all things architectural and historical. Featuring numerous beautifully-styled homes, visitors can first make a stop at James B. Baker House. It was first listed as an official historical home in 1982 and was admired for the large three-story structure’s Queen Anne-type architecture. James B. Baker created history for the city of Aberdeen for being one of the country’s canning industry’s business leaders. A tour will take visitors around to multiple unique gables, projections, dormers and square and high-roofed balconies. Built in the early 1800s, Chestnut Ridge swings things in the other direction with its Greek-revival style construction style. Just like the James B. Baker mansion, Chestnut Ridge is located in Hartford County of Maryland and is a two-story brick home featuring many of its original woodwork structures intact. Be sure to check out the home’s unique springhouse made out of stone and a part of a mill. Listed as a national historic place in 1978, Griffith House was once known as Wright house and is a 1 and a half story house with a lot of history behind its doors. This is the home one would visit to learn about the lifestyle a successful farmer and planter in the 18th century. Sophia’s Dairy gives visitors an insider look into what a Georgian-style building would be like when they are built in the mid 1700s. It features a classic double staircase which spins itself upward from both sides of its main hall area. Visitors would have to take a little bit of a drive out into a forested part of Aberdeen to view the significantly special home, Swansbury. After having a look around the double-story, multi-part building, visitors will enjoy exploring the barns, wash houses, meathouse and poultry houses which are largely left intact. And at the end of the visit, enjoy a few hours learning up about exotic plants and shrubs that surrounds the building. And if you have more time on your schedule, pop by Poplar Hill, a 1 and a ½ story building of gambrel-roof that was built approximately mid 18th century. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — The locals treasure their time outdoors as much as any others so, visitors can take their pick from Hartford County Parks and Rec on Philadelphia Boulevard, Aberdeen Festival Park or Platter Street Park.
- Zoos & Aquariums — Aberdeen does not have its own zoo as an attraction but visitors will definitely find the less-than-an-hour drive out to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore well worth it. Kids will get to interact with the zoo animals while learning about their habitat as well as discovering many unique species from other parts of the world.
- Other Points of Interest — Another attraction visitors might want to check out is the US Army Ordinance Museum, one of the city’s biggest non-history related attraction. This would be a treat for people who love to learn about military-related operations, weapons, history, people and of course, their lifestyle. The grounds measure about 25-acre in total but on those grounds, guests will find a conglomeration of army tanks. More than 200 of them, thus far. Within the museum facility are also exhibits featuring arms, weapons and impressive missiles. Admission into the museum is free of charge.
Reserving a Charter Bus for Your Aberdeen Event and Festival Have Never Been Easier
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