Put your best foot forward and explore the best of Baltimore! Join the Heritage Area's Urban Rangers on a memorable walk through history featuring historic attractions, unique neighborhoods, and colorful stories that make Baltimore charming and unique. From the Inner Harbor to Fell's Point - we've got Baltimore covered!
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When Center Stage theater moved into the former Loyola College and High School on Calvert Street in Mt. Vernon, the building had been vacant for decades. The Catholic school was built in 1899 to fill out a campus owned by the religious order the Society of Jesus, which previously had erected St. Ignatius Church at the corner of Madison and Calvert Streets and needed more space than its basement could provide to offer schooling for Catholic youth. The high school and college occupied the site until 1922, when they split into separate institutions and moved out.
Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum on the first Thursday of every month. A collection highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m. - explore the galleries with a member of our staff, hear the stories behind the artifacts on display and learn about Maryland’s rich history. Groups of 10 or more people must book the tour ahead of time.
Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore's buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. Best of all, you'll discover where all the noble lions, hellish fiends, and neo-Egyptian sphinxes are hiding—the trick is in looking up!
The annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) returns for five weekends this spring from Saturday, April 27, 2019 through Saturday, May 19, 2019. The 2019 Baltimore City Pilgrimage tour focuses on the 33rd Street Corridor connecting Charles Village to Mayfield. This section of Baltimore City encompasses the 1918 expansion of Baltimore City above North Avenue.
Anchored by the Phoenix Shot Tower, Historic Jonestown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and includes often overlooked landmarks. In addition to going inside the Shot Tower, on this tour you'll learn about the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Meeting House) and the third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street Synagogue), and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll.
From historically significant dwellings to quaint row houses and from scenic apartments to elegant houses, there is something for everyone at the 48th Annual Historic Harbor House Tour of Fell’s Point, set to take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th, from 11am until 5 pm. The event benefits The Preservation Society and is a self-guided tour through Fell’s Point quaint streets and into a sampling of homes and urban gardens in this historic maritime community. Tickets are $20.00 per person in advance and $25.00 the day of the event, which will take place rain or shine.