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May 2016
$5

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore,MD21202United States
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Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore's Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city – historic Jonestown. On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you'll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower – the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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$15

Hunting Ridge by Foot: The Suburb of Beautiful Trees

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church,
4640 Edmondson Avenue
Baltimore,MD21229United States
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Hunting Ridge

Hunting Ridge earned this arboreal nickname thanks to the 200-year-old trees that tower over historic Colonial and Tudor style homes. Historian, Baltimore Heritage tour coordinator, and Hunting Ridge resident Marsha Wise is ready to show off her neighborhood.

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G. Krug & Son Ironworks: The Legacy of the Oldest Continuously Operating Blacksmith Shop in the United States

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Hampden Branch,
3641 Falls Road
Baltimore,MD21211United States
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Drawings

The oldest continuously operating blacksmith shop in the United States, G. Krug & Son, has been and is dedicated to providing the Baltimore-Washington area with ornamental metalwork. From front-step railings to cemetery gates and restoring historic pieces like the ironwork at the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon to everything metal related in between, Krug has a history of decorating, protecting, and preserving its community.

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$5

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore,MD21202United States
battle monument image for tour

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.

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$15

Marble Hill by Foot: A Center for Civil Rights

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Henry Highland Garnet Park,
Druid Hill Avenue and W. Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore,MD21217United States
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Sharp Street Church, Dolphin and Etting Streets

Upton’s Marble Hill tells the exciting story of the Civil Rights Movement like no other neighborhood in Baltimore. Join residents Steva Komeh and Marti Pitrelli, along with Baltimore Heritage’s own Eli Pousson, on this historic walk.

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