Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument.
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Once again, the official Christkind from Nuremberg will open the Christmas Village in Baltimore with her solemn prologue! She will be accompanied by city officials, a local choir and musicians from the Baltimore area to kick off the 2019 Holiday Season on Saturday, November 30th. She and her pal Gingy, the gingerbread man, will walk over the market and be available to take photos after the Opening Ceremony.
Join us at the Sagamore Spirit Distillery for our Second Annual Holiday Tree Lighting! Enjoy festive live music, complimentary hot cider, family-friendly activities all evening. We will light the tree at 7PM sharp with holiday fun continuing until 9PM! Food and beverages available for purchase from Rye Street Tavern and other vendors. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. This free family-friendly event does not require tickets. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!
Travel with the Maryland Historical Society to see the "Costuming THE CROWN" exhibition at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. The exhibition features 40 iconic costumes from the Emmy® award-winning Netflix series "The Crown," a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy an exclusive gallery tour and a three-course champagne luncheon in the historic Green Room at the Hotel du Pont.
Price is $175/person and includes transportation, lunch and the gallery tour. Pre-registration required at www.mdhs.org/events.
Christmas Village is celebrating the beloved German American Weekend on December 7thand 8th! German American Clubs of the area will share German culture like Schuhplattler dances, German choir songs and much more with guests! Additionally, to all of these performances, the German American Weekend will feature a German Game contest for the first time ever. Christmas Village’s German Games will cover some well-known German competitions like beer mug lifting (“Bierkrugstemmen”), Bratwurst Eating Contest and a Costume Challenge! Already having some team mates in mind?
The Carrolls of Homewood were passionate supporters of American freedom. Charles Carroll of Carrollton was even one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. But who were the Carrolls’ opponents, and what motivated them to remain loyal to the crown?
When a tremendous Gilded Age mansion gets fully-adorned with holiday decorations, there’s a lot to take in and see. Please join us for a special winter tour of the Evergreen Museum and Library, which holds 48 rooms, a soaring portico, a Tiffany designed glass canopy, and loads holiday decorations. Led by Baltimore Heritage volunteer Richard Messick, we’ll take in the seasonal surroundings while learning about the mansion’s rich history, including the 1878 purchase of the estate by John Work Garrett, president of the B&O Railroad, for his son T. Harrison Garrett.
Evergreen Museum & Library's annual holiday open house invites visitors to explore the 48-room Gilded Age mansion decorated for the season with special displays of collection objects and live music. Festive fare will be served and the museum shop will be filled with unique gift ideas for sale at discounted prices!
This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.