What is Baltimore Heritage?

Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. With two staff members, 33 volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers, we work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Baltimore Heritage, Inc.
11 1/2 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201



Founded in 1960 and going strong more than 50 years later. Learn more.

What is historic preservation?

Historic preservation is about much more than saving old buildings! Baltimore Heritage and our partners celebrate the historic places that tell the stories of families, neighborhoods and the city as a whole. The stories behind the landmarks we fight for reflect the diversity of our community past and present including everyone from Jewish orphans to civil rights activists!

But historic preservation is about more than just stories. By promoting historic preservation, we are supporting neighborhood revitalization, stewardship of parks and open spaces, and increased sustainability. We promote historic preservation through advocacy, education and a wide range of projects and programs. But historic preservation in Baltimore also depends on efforts from residents and organizations of all kinds.

If you have ever…

  • Taken a tour of the Patterson Park Pagoda or Baltimore Shot Tower?
  • Shopped on the Avenue in Hampden?
  • Enjoyed reading a historic plaque downtown?

If so, then you are helping to support historic preservation too! Please learn how you can help make a difference to promote historic preservation in our city. Learn more about preservation issues and projects, discover the stories behind Baltimore’s history and architecturefind resources to help your own house or neighborhood, or support our work directly as a member or a volunteer.


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Photograph by Edwin Remsberg, 6 December 2014.

Maryland Traditions honors Baltimore’s famous painted screens with a 2014 ALTA Award

December 22, 2014

Earlier this month, Maryland Traditions recognized Baltimore’s famous painted screens and the stewards of this unique rowhouse art at the 2014 ALTA Awards. Please enjoy a few photographs from the evening by Edwin Remsberg Photographs and join us in congratulations Elaine Eff and all of the screen painters who sustain this tradition today! Read on for more details about this essential …

Photograph of the Recreation Pier by Sean Marshall, 27 June 2012. Courtesy Flickr (CC BY-NC).

2015 Sustainable Communities Tax Credit awards nearly $7 million for preservation in Baltimore

December 19, 2014

On Wednesday, December 10, the Maryland Historical Trust announced the exciting preservation projects receiving the Sustainable Communities Tax Credit in 2015. Next year, the historic tax credit program will invest ten million dollars in nine projects from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore. In Baltimore, four projects received historic tax credits—supporting a planned investment of over sixty million in the Fell’s Point, Stone Hill, …

Photograph by Anastasia Tantaros, Side A Photography, 12 December 2014.

Photos: Christmas in Hampden with the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance

December 19, 2014

The Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance holiday celebration at Church & Company last Friday was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out for the evening and special thanks to Anastasia Tantaros of Side A Photography for capturing the event.

Photograph by Melissa Gerr, June 19, 2014 - melissagerr.com

Why join Baltimore Heritage? Volunteers and supporters make our work happen

December 17, 2014

As we head towards the end of the year, we want to thank all of our volunteers and members for your support. If you are not a member or have not yet renewed, please consider signing up today. And please get in touch to let us know how we are doing! We wanted to take the opportunity to …

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