Baltimoreans celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We used it to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunneled under it to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.
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Join Homewood Museum’s director and curator, Julie Rose, Ph.D., and assistant curator, Michelle Fitzgerald, for an all-encompassing look at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The day will begin with a tour of the gardens and outbuildings, including the Slave Memorial, Pioneer Farm, and the tomb of George and Martha Washington. Then, move inside for a tour of the mansion house’s first two floors, including the newly restored Front Parlor (2019) and Blue Room (2017).
We hope you can join us on the waterfront to celebrate the release of our Cognac Finish Rye Whiskey.
We teamed up with Cortez Cigars and Rye Street Tavern for an outdoor cocktail party. Your ticket includes a brief distillery tour, a Cognac Finish tasting, a hand-rolled cigar from Cortez Cigars, live music on the lawn, and unlimited cocktails and bites provided by Rye Street Tavern.
Our one-day pop-up cigar lounge awaits! Tickets are limited. Early purchase encouraged.
The FREE public festival will be held on the property of the Center/West development across the street from Poe House at 203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore. The two-day outdoor event will feature Edgar Allan Poe-themed art, booksellers, vendors, food, and drink, celebrating Poe’s influence on our culture, as well as main stage and other performance and reading opportunities.
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!
In the wake of the Great 1904 Fire, Baltimore had two pressing tasks: rebuild downtown and get on board with other European and American cities in developing a functioning sewage system. Both were critical if the city was to continue to grow, and luckily for all of us coming after this defining moment, Baltimoreans of the day successfully accomplished both.
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.
For the third and final session in this year’s Architecture Lecture Series, Homewood Museum invites guests to experience our personal favorite “Great House of Maryland”—Homewood! Join historic preservationist Jackson Gilman-Forlini and architect Tom McCracken as they lead an exclusive tour through all three floors Homewood, including many of the nooks and crannies not shown on regular tours. Tour is limited to 12 guests.