Image courtesy Melissa Gerr.

Featured image courtesy Melissa Gerr.


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We Dig Hampstead Hill! Searching for the War of 1812 in Patterson Park

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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 …

William Donald Schaefer at Walters Art Gallery ribbon cutting, 1974. Courtesy Walters Art Museum (CC-BY-NC-SA).

Mount Vernon Place tomorrow! And new tours of Lutheran Zion Church and Downtown Baltimore

September 5, 2014

Although the Farmer’s Almanac says that we have three more weeks of summer, we’re ready for fall with an exciting line-up of heritage tours and events in the month ahead. We hope you can join us for tomorrow’s tour at Mount Vernon Place, our Patterson Park-sized “huzzah!” for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 at the …

Photograph by Ron Parks, August 24, 2014. Courtesy Northeast Baltimore History Roundtable.

Photos: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Open House

August 25, 2014

Thank you to Christine Muldowney with the Northeast Baltimore History Roundtable for sharing a few fun photographs from this Sunday’s celebration at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Learn more about the Northeast Baltimore History Roundtable or get involved with another historic cemetery by volunteering at St. Vincent’s Cemetery Fall Clean-Up Day.

Sign highlighting the groundbreaking of the 667th house in Guilford, January 17, 1930. Courtesy Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries,  Roland Park Company Papers.

“Reasonably in accordance with the canons of good taste” – Development of houses in Guilford

August 13, 2014

We are glad to share this last post in the series from Tom Hobbs, President of the Guilford Association highlighting 100 years of history in Guilford. By 1912, construction of the roads and infrastructure was well underway in Guilford and marketing of building sites began in earnest. The sales office was initially located in an original house of the Guilford …

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"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.

1869 Map of Lafayette Square. Image courtesy the Library of Congress.


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.