- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 15, 2004

WHEN YOU GO:

LOCATION: The American Dime Museum is at 1808 Maryland Ave., Baltimore.

Directions: From the Beltway, take Interstate 95 north to Interstate 395 toward downtown Baltimore. Turn right on Pratt Street and left on Calvert Street. Go 1.5 miles to North Avenue and make a left. Make a left on Maryland Avenue. The museum is on the right.

Hours: The museum is open from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission: Adults, $5; children, $3. Children younger than 6 admitted for free.

Parking: On-street, metered parking is available.

Note: The American Dime Museum is a collection of the strange items that used to stock dime museums and traveling sideshows in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of the displays are charming pieces of history, others are items that were contrived to scare people. Therefore, use judgment before taking young children to the museum.

More information: 410/230-0263 or www.dimemuseum.com.

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