What to do and see in Westminster, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 18, 2018 Roger Rusk

Westminster is a city in northern Maryland, United States. A suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., it is the seat of Carroll County. The city's population was 18,590 at the 2010 census. Westminster is an outlying community within the Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA.
Restaurants in Westminster

1. Carroll Arts Center

91 W Main St, Westminster, MD 21157-4800 +1 410-848-7272
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Carroll Arts Center

Reviewed By Mactravels195 - Westminster, Maryland

The Carroll County Arts Council Building has art deco decorations in the theater that have been carefully restored. It is a super place for large local meetings, small theater events and foreign films that are carefully chosen and shown in the theater.
Even better, they host a wide variety of art exhibitions, showing local and regional art chosen by the expert curator of visual arts.
The forward thinking director planned a Peep Show for Easter some years back and now it is nationally known. More than 20,000 people attend.
One of the best shows of the years is the members show, that all members have an opportunity to participate in. The level of talent in Carroll County is incredible.
The art galleries are free and there are charges for some theater events and those that are held when the gallery is rented by others.

2. Baugher's

1015 Baugher Rd, Westminster, MD 21158-3601 +1 410-857-0111
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

Baugher's

Reviewed By _belyinvon - Westminster, Maryland

We love Baughers. From breakfast, lunch, and dinner or just dessert . Great variety of food that is pleasing to many appetites. One of our favorites is the hot roast Turkey and gravy sandwich or hot roast beef. Love the pies for dessert.

3. Carroll County Farm Museum

500 S Center St, Westminster, MD 21157-5664 +1 410-876-2667
Excellent
41%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Carroll County Farm Museum

Reviewed By Wanderlust777 - Baltimore, Maryland

There's a little bit of everything at the Farm Museum. The complex used to be the county Alms House, so there's lots of history there. There are extensive collections of farm implements and displays offering a fascinating look into local agriculture, like the wormseed oil boom. There are live animals to gawk over, plus blacksmiths and others in period dress demonstrating different crafts and giving guided tours. My favorite spot was an 18th century barn that has been moved to the site. If you're not feeling energetic, you can settle in for a picnic and enjoy the lovely surroundings.

4. Serpent Ridge Vineyard

2962 Nicodemus Rd, Westminster, MD 21157-7508 +1 410-848-6511
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Serpent Ridge Vineyard

Reviewed By crisr506 - Baltimore, Maryland

We visited Serpent Ridge today with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. It was a little to chilly to sit outside, but there was plenty of room inside. The owners are very friendly and enjoy chatting. They have a new white wine that is a little sweeter than their others and is easy to enjoy, called Serpent Song. We found our favorites, Basilisk and Slither, just as yummy as ever. There's also a new dessert wine called Serpent's Kiss that is white with a taste of chocolate, but not heavy. This is a fun place to spend a couple hours. Bring a picnic or enjoy their cheese, olives, and salami. They also now have some delicious olive oils to taste and buy.

5. The Union Mills Homestead

3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158-2137 +1 410-848-2288
Excellent
51%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

The Union Mills Homestead

Reviewed By Vic D - Westminster, Maryland

The Union Mills homestead is a must in the Carroll county just a few miles from Westminster MD.---Plenty to do and also special attractions that are advertised well in advance....Tour guides are available on request....The special attractions include Civil war knowledge in July and places for get togethers, weddings, class reunions, swimming, fishing and all of your favorite camping activities. Cost is minimal and lots of parking for free.....Check out the Union Mills website and enjoy this beautiful homestead

6. Old Westminster Winery

1550 Old Westminster Rd, Westminster, MD 21157-6717 +1 410-881-4656
Excellent
64%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Old Westminster Winery

Nestled in Carroll County's rolling countryside, our cozy Tasting Room is a beautiful destination to rest and relax. Join us to taste delicious, Maryland-grown wines by the glass, bottle or flight. We serve a variety of local cheeses, charcuterie, soups and other seasonal fare and you are also welcome to bring your own picnic. Live music sessions featuring talented local artists every Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Reviewed By jaimeelsabio - Maryland

A newer wine tasting area/building that is able to accommodate larger groups of people. It appears somewhat sterile and could use more decoration. There is plenty of parking and a lot of seating, both covered and open area, for relaxing. It is a nice place to relax while drinking wine with friends. It does offer some limited food items, but you can bring your own. Like most wineries I've visited, it could use more restroom facilities. One urinal and one stall seems insufficient for the number of people that frequent this winery.

7. Hashawha Environmental Center & Bear Branch Nature Center

300 John Owings Rd, Westminster, MD 21158-3149 +1 410-386-3560
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Hashawha Environmental Center & Bear Branch Nature Center

Reviewed By Alpinewv14 - Westminster, Maryland

This is a great way to spend time with nature, whether for recreational or just to volunteer for a variety of reasons. This is clean environment where you will see abundance of wildlife and great nature trails from moderate to difficult.

Also, the outdoor camp for 6th graders across Carroll County gets excellent reviews. I hope this will continue for the years to come.

8. Players Fun Zone

519 Old Westminster Pike, Westminster, MD 21157-6278 +1 410-857-8383
Excellent
56%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

32,000 Square Feet of Indoor Fun! With Laser Tag, Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf, Bumper Cars, Inflatables, Batting Cages and more, there is something for everyone! Come visit us for a day of fun!

Reviewed By Amanda H - Westminster, Maryland

We've enjoyed Larry Sheets Players several times over the years. And while it's no Dave and Busters, it is a safer (in my opinion) environment as it is rarely crowded and easy to keep your eyes on your child(ren). :)

While we've taken our kids when one was younger than 5 years old, and later while one was older than 12 years old, the Larry Sheets setup is optimal for 5-10+ years old. Younger children can enjoy the small soft climb area and moon bounces. Most children between 5-10+ will enjoy moon bounces, glow in the dark golf, bumper cars and laser tag.

There are also batting cages, for those so inclined. Adults and children use them for fun and more often for serious practice.

The food is a scaled down version of what you'll find at Adventure Park USA in New Market (off of Route 70). At Larry Sheets, you can buy pizza, soft pretzels, soda, etc.

This is an ideal local spot for young birthday parties. You can choose your package, based on interests for that age group. We've attended 4 birthday parties at LS and held one for our son when he was younger.

When we did, we were not allowed to bring in our own pizza or chick-fil-a nugget tray. We had to utilize their service for the lunch. It would be nice if we could bring in more than snacks and drinks for parties. :)

We love the casual, small town atmosphere of Larry Sheets. It's perfect for our community.

9. Sunflower Gardens

2390 Manchester Rd, Westminster, MD 21157-3432 +1 443-865-2566
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Sunflower Gardens

Reviewed By Rich S - New Jersey

We spent a few hours with the really friendly folks at the Sunflower Garden Farm. Our two little granddaughters really enjoyed. We cut our own bouquets and they were inexpensive and have lasted a while. Truly an enjoyable afternoon for the whole family!!

10. Westminster Community Pond

Westminster, MD 21157
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Westminster Community Pond

Reviewed By AudiConvS4 - Maryland

I live nearby but don't get to stop in often. The place is near shopping so you can get food and have a picnic. There is a pond there but it has always been over-fished.

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