- The list below includes 413 free or cheap things to do in or near Columbia, Maryland, including 124 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Lake, Parks and Bowling.
- From Centennial Park to Lake Kittamaqundi, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Columbia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Baltimore, Washington, Silver Spring and Bethesda.
Located on 1,637 acres, William H. Kain County Park has two lakes that can be used for boating and fishing. The park features trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding, a horseshoe pit, a playground and a volleyball court.
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70 Church Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 MoreLess Info
With the goal of preserving the county's local history, Calvert County Historical Society presents a collection of artifacts for visitors to view in its museum. The society is run by local volunteers and is supported by gift shop purchases.
The Calvart Gallery is a fine art gallery that displays artworks such as pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and woodturning. The studio showcases artists including Dave Wardrup, Amanda Willis, and Randy Estabrook.
Notable pieces on display at Boonsborough Museum of History include a chair used in the Lincoln White House and a collection of carved bullets from the Civil War. Open Sundays May through September (year round by special appointment).
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343 Campground Rd., Harpers Ferry, WV MoreLess Info
An expansive collection of memorabilia can be found at the Civil War Living History Museum. War relics, documents, and knowledgeable hosts are part of every tour. History buffs and curious visitors alike find something of interest to touch and experience.
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43 Old Taylor Ln, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Built by relatives of John Wilkes Booth, he stayed in this home when witnessing the execution of John Brown, and historians believe he was headed to this house after shooting Abraham Lincoln. Guests can attend ghost tours of the home, séances, and the home is used for paranormal research.
Opened in 2010, The Haunted Cottage is a local haunted attraction commonly visited by those fascinated by the paranormal. Ghost tours, paranormal research training, and unexplained events are among the many reasons that attract visitors to the cottage.
Both fun and educational, Flag Ponds Nature Park offers many outdoor activities for the entire family to enjoy. In addition to hunting for fossils, you can also fish on the bay or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach.