- The list below includes 507 free or cheap things to do in or near Wheaton, Maryland, including 122 different types of inexpensive activities like Gardens, Amusement Parks (Kids), Parks and Movie Theaters.
- From Brookside Gardens to Brookside Nature Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wheaton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington, Arlington, Silver Spring and Bethesda.
Antietam National Battlefield is a designated area along the Antietam River which marks the location of the historic Battle of Antietam fought in 1862. The site consists of the battlefield, a military cemetery, a visitor center, and the famous Burnside's Bridge.
98% 62 votes
16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 MoreLess Info
Built in 1981, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was constructed as a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives while on duty. Located within the campus of the National Fire Academy, the memorial also contains a separate monument for the 9/11 firefighters.
95% 101 votes
333 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 MoreLess Info
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born U.S. citizen to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, is a local religious site and education center which commemorates her life and work.
68% 40 votes
3322 Lockes Mill Road, Berryville, VA 22611 MoreLess Info
Situated along the Shenandoah River, Watermelon Park Campground has been welcoming families since 1939. Activities include river tubing, sun bathing, hiking, picnicking, canoeing, and kayaking along with an ice cream stand during the summer months.
Frivolous Fibers is a store, gallery, class room, and social event space for those who love knitting, crocheting, and stitching. Store events include weekly crochet and knit sessions as well as occasional sheep sheering events.
93% 691 votes
213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 MoreLess Info
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is home to a collection of diverse marine artifacts, demonstrations and a variety of small boats including crabbing skiffs, canoes and more. The museum also offers boat rides on Miles River.
In 1879, the screwpile lighthouse was constructed to light the way for boats using Hooper Strait to enter Chesapeake Bay, Tangier Sound, and Deals Island. The lighthouse was moved to its current location where visitors can visitors can climb the sea hatch and tend the lens.
100% 1 votes
8566 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 MoreLess Info
Featuring works from a number of local artists, The Bridge Fine Art & Framing Gallery is an art gallery that contains a variety of creative productions available to view or purchase. The gallery also offers framing services and canvas stretching.
As a replica of a French shrine, National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes displays a variety of stones statues of revered saints of the Catholic tradition. There is a cave-like structure where visitors can light candles and pray.