Image courtesy Melissa Gerr.

Featured image courtesy Melissa Gerr.


Recent Updates

Photograph by Helgi Olgeirsson, Baltimore City Paper, May 23, 2014.

News: Brutal Reckoning: Developers are anxious to tear down the Mechanic Theatre and McKeldin Fountain, even without a plan (or money) to replace them

October 14, 2014

Brutal Reckoning: Developers are anxious to tear down the Mechanic Theatre and McKeldin Fountain, even without a plan (or money) to replace them, Fred Scharmen, Baltimore City Paper, October 14, 2014. The Morris A. Mechanic Theatre is the first victim of what could be seen as a new wave of demolition. “In the end, this mess over …

Photograph by Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun, October 8, 2014.

News: Baltimore blacksmith shop to run nonprofit museum

October 14, 2014

Baltimore blacksmith shop to run nonprofit museum, Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun, October 14, 2014. Sparks started flying at the blacksmith shop on West Saratoga Street when James Madison was president of the United States, and a crew there is still on the job, now operating in a hybrid historical museum and working business… “It’s …

Photograph of the Barye Lion by Renee Bieretz, 2009. Courtesy Library of Congress, Historic American Landscapes Survey, HALS MD-1-82.

Two Baltimore walking tours with two local authors in Mount Vernon Place and Catonsville

October 9, 2014

On our busy schedule of programs this fall, we’re pleased to have two great authors leading two heritage walking tours.  Ms. Cindy Kelly, author of Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City, is leading a tour of public sculpture on Mount Vernon Place this Saturday! If you’ve been on one …

Photograph by James W. Rosenthal, 2001. Courtesy Library of Congress, Historic American Building Survey, HABS MD,4-BALT,55--24.

World War One Centenary Tours of Zion Lutheran on September 22 and the War Memorial on October 8

September 18, 2014

We had a great time in Patterson Park this weekend as we helped to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore and shared information and artifacts from this spring’s archeological dig in Patterson Park. Over the next few weeks, we are exploring the history of the First World War with downtown Behind the Scenes tours at Zion Lutheran …

Featured Programs

"Jenny Hope of Telesis" by Steve Earley, April 19, 2014. (CC BY-NC 2.0)


We love to explore Baltimore’s history and architecture! Learn more about our Looking Up Downtown, Behind the Scenes, and Baltimore by Bike Tours.



We love old buildings and historic neighborhoods. We work with home-owners, neighborhood organizations and property owners across the city to save places that matter through advocacy, technical assistance and community organizing.

View of Lafayette Square excerpted from E. Sachse, & Co.'s bird's eye view of the city of Baltimore, 1869. Courtesy Library of Congress, 75694535.


Baltimore Heritage features a number of ongoing educational history programs to research, document, share, and celebrate Baltimore’s rich architectural and social heritage. Our programs include both special events and ongoing research and documentation programs.