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Druid Hill Pool

Managed by the Department of Recreation and Parks of the City of Baltimore. The Druid Hill Park houses one park pool and one wading pool. The Aquatics Program Center offers courses in aqua aerobics, swimming lessons, swim conditioning and diving.

Address
2668 East Drive
Baltimore Maryland 21211

Website: http://druidhillpark.org/Events.html
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Edgar Allan Poe Grave

Edgar Allen Poe's second resting place at Westminster Burying Grounds.

Address
Fayette & Green Streets
Baltimore Maryland 21201

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Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum

The house is a small 2 1/2 story brick duplex (now part of a row of houses), containing 5 rooms. First floor: parlor (front) and kitchen (rear). Second floor: 2 bedrooms. Top floor: 1 bedroom (assigned by most biographers as Poe's room, although others believe that he used the rear bedroom and that Virginia used the small attic bedroom). The stairs for both floors are very narrow and winding, especially those leading to the top floor. At some point after Poe's residence, the back of the building was extended by about 4 feet. This extension remains, although the original size can be seen in the changing floorboards. All interior walls and ceilings are horse-hair plaster, probably whitewashed during Poe's day. (The walls, ceilings and mantels are currently painted off-white, with all wood elements painted brown.) All rooms have uneven wooden plank flooring, two covered with carpeting. All doors, mantels, baseboards and related trim work are wood. There are three fireplaces in the house, two on the first floor (kitchen and parlor) and one on the second (front bedroom). The fireplaces in the parlor and bedroom share the same chimney. All fireplaces are lined with brick and have brick hearths.

Address
203 N. Amity Street
Baltimore Maryland 21223

Website: http://www.eapoe.org/balt/poehse.htm
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Evergreen Museum & Library

Housed in a 48-room Gilded Age mansion surrounded by Italian-style gardens, Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books and manuscripts assembled by two generations of Baltimore's philanthropic Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary artists. One of the Johns Hopkins University Museums, Evergreen is open for guided tours on the hour 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue-Fri and noon-4 p.m. Sat-Sun (last tour at 3 p.m.). Group tours and rates for parties over 20 are available. Admission: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $3 Students, children (6+), JHU alumni and retirees, Free for Members and JHU faculty, staff and students.

Address
The Johns Hopkins University
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore Maryland 21210

Phone: 410-516-0341
Fax: 410-516-0864
Website: http://www.museums.jhu.edu
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Federal Hill Park

This pristine park, one of the city's landmarks, offers spectacular views of the Inner Harbor and a wonderful, fenced-in play area for the kids, complete with slides, a sandbox and monkey bars. Dogs are also welcome. While you're visiting the park, take a moment to learn about one of Baltimore's most prominent citizens. A monument details the life of Major General Samuel Smith, who helped defeat the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812. He went on to become a Congressman, then president of the Senate and, finally, mayor of Baltimore.

Address
surrounded by Key Highway, Covington Street, Warren Avenue and Battery Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21230

Website: http://www.federalhillonline.com/history.htm
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Fells Point

With its cobbled stone streets and its waterfront location, Historic Fells Point has long been a favorite attraction for young and old alike. An eclectic collection of stores and boutiques offering gifts, flowers, home and garden accessories, candles, antiques, clothing, home furnishings, jewelry, toys, souvenirs, and much more are scattered throughout.

Address
1700-1726 Thames Street
Baltimore Maryland 21231

Website: http://www.fellspoint.us/
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Fells Point Square

Historic Fells Point Square is located in Fell's Point-home to shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. Located on the harbor and famous for its maritime past, it now boasts the greatest concentration of pubs/bars in the city.

Address
801 S Broadway
Baltimore Maryland 21231

Website: www.fellspointdevelopment.com
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Fire Museum of Maryland

Come on down to the hottest place in town! The Fire Museum is the third largest fire museum in the country, exhibiting over 42 antique fire engines and trucks dating back to the early 1800s. New exhibits include Engine Company 8, a 1870s Baltimore Fire House reconstructed inside the main gallery. Visitors can pull an alarm box and see the Operator send out the call on the 1922 Telegraphic Alarm System. Children can dress up in fire gear and climb on a 1938 Pumping Engine. School and adult tours available year-round. The Fire Museum of Maryland is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 – 4 pm, June through August, and Saturdays, May – December, 10 – 4- pm. The Fire Museum is located at 1301 York Road, one block north of the Beltway in Lutherville, and has ample free parking.

Address
1301 York Road
Lutherville Maryland 21093

Phone: 410-321-7500
Fax: 410-769-8433
Website: http://www.firemuseummd.org
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Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine

"O say can you see, by the dawn's early light," a large red, white and blue banner, "Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantly streaming!" over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Regardless of the "rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air" the defenders of Fort McHenry stopped the British advance on Baltimore and helped to preserve the United States of America. "the land of the free and the home of the brave." Following the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812, the fort never again came under attack. However, it remained an active military post off and on for the next 100 years. It became an area administered by the National Park Service in 1933, two years after Key's poem became this country's National Anthem. Of all the areas in the National Park System, Fort McHenry is the only one designated a National Monument and Historic Shrine.

Address
2400 E. Fort Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21230

Website: http://www.nps.gov/fomc
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Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park

The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, the newest Living Classrooms Foundation facility, has adopted the Foundation motto, "Learning by Doing." In addition to encompassing this philosophy, the Maritime Park pledges to do the following * Open and claim a positive presence in the community of Maryland's public history and fine arts sites * Become a significant African American heritage tourism site * Educate all segments of the visiting public * Preserve artifacts while conserving the natural environment * Attract those interested in maritime history * Function as a viable Living Classrooms facility * Contribute to the success of the National Historic Seaport. The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park will serve the public in three primary ways * Through the site's set operational hours, regularly given tours and availability for public events * Through community outreach and special programs * Through educational programs with public and private school groups and organizations.

Address
1417 Thames Street
Baltimore Maryland 21230

Phone: 410.685.0295 x252
Website: http://www.douglassmyers.org/
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Galerie Myrtis

Galerie Myrtis features contemporary works of art created by emerging and mid-career painters, photographers and sculptors.

Thursday – Saturday
2 pm until 6 pm

By Appointment: Tuesday – Wednesday
Closed: Sunday and Monday

Address
2224 North Charles Street
Baltimore Maryland 21218

Phone: 424-219-0500
Website: http://www.galeriemyrtis.com
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George Peabody Library

The George Peabody Library was endowed by George Peabody in the mid-nineteenth century, and reflects the fields of learning as they were known in the Victorian era. The collection is well documented in the monumental printed catalogs of 1883-1892 and 1896-1905. Copies of these catalogs are in Special Collections of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library (MSEL) on the Johns Hopkins University campus. The majority of the 137,000 titles are represented in Janus, MSEL's electronic catalog. Major strengths of the Peabody collection include archaeology, English and American literature, British art and architecture, British and American history, biography, Romance languages and literature, history of science, geography, and exploration and travel, including a large map collection.

The George Peabody Library is part of the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections. A portion of the collection is represented on-line in the JHU Catalog.

The most complete access to the collection is contained in the library's pioneering printed catalog, Catalog of the Library of the Peabody Institute. Issued in 1883 and 1896 these detailed dictionary catalogs described books as well as articles within journals held by the library. Copies of are available on site and in many research libraries.

Open for Readers Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Open for Viewing Tuesday-Saturday, 10-10:15am
Tuesday-Friday, 3-3:15pm

Address
17 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore Maryland 21202

Phone: 410-659-8179
Website: http://www.library.jhu.edu/collections/specialcollections/rarebooks/peabody/index.html
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Grafitti Alley (behind Load of Fun Studios)

In an alley on North Avenue, graffiti artists can ply their trade without breaking the law

Address
120 North Ave at Howard
Baltimore Maryland 21201

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Greenmount Cemetery

Greenmount is the final resting place of Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Theodore McKeldin, John Wilkes Booth, Betsy Patterson, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Walter Lord and other famous Baltimoreans.

Address
1505 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21202

Website: http://www.greenmountcemetery.com/index.html
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Gwynns Falls Trail

The Gwynns Falls Trail is a unique urban hiking and biking trail providing access to a scenic and historic greenway stream valley in Baltimore City managed by a partnership among public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community representatives organized as the Gwynns Falls Trail Council. The Council is very pleased that the Trail has been designated as part of the East Coast Greenway and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. We look forward to seeing you on the Trail soon. Please come out end enjoy this wonderful, new environmental and recreation resource.

Address
800 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore Maryland 21211

Website: http://www.gwynnsfallstrail.org
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H. L. Mencken House

A National Historic Landmark, this brick, Italianate row house was the residence of noted Baltimore Sun journalist and author Henry Louis Mencken from 1883 until his death in 1956. A curmudgeon with an acidic writing style, Mencken gained national recognition as one of the most influential critics of American culture, politics, education and life. The H. L. Mencken House is located at 1524 Hollins Street in the western half of the block formed by Stricker and Gilmore Streets in the Union Square-Hollins Market Historic District of west Baltimore. Once part of the Baltimore City Life Museums, the house is currently not open to the public.For more info: www.nps.gov/nr/travel/baltimore/b4.htm

Address
1524 Hollins St
Baltimore Maryland 21223

Website: http://www.menckenhouse.org
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Hampton National Historic Site

The park preserves a vast estate from the 1700s. Its centerpiece is an elegantly furnished Georgian mansion set amid formal gardens and shade trees.

Address
535 Hampton Lane
Towson Maryland 21286

Website: http://www.nps.gov/hamp
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Hancock's Resolution

Built in 1784-1785, Hancock's Resolution is an excellent example of early Chesapeake architecture and one of few existing stone buildings of that period in Anne Arundel County. Occupied by the Hancock's until 1962, it is now owned by Historic Annapolis Foundation, leased by Anne Arundel County and operated by Friends of Hancock's Resolution (FOHR).

Address
2795 Bayside Beach Road
Pasadena Maryland 21122

Website: http://www.historichancocksresolution.org
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