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August 2016
$5

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore,MD21202United States
Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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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$5

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

August 14 @ 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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$10

Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Register
Washington Monument (North Entrance),
699 Washington Place
Baltimore,MD21201United States
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Photograph by Peter Fitzgerald, 2008 June 2. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons (CC SA).

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-19th 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. The recent renovations to the 200-year old Washington Monument are the latest news from the revival of this historic neighborhood over the last decade.

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$5

Patterson Park Pagoda and the Battle of Baltimore: Monumental City Tour

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Patterson Park Pagoda,
27 South Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore,MD21231United States
Patterson Park Pagoda by Smallbones, 2012 March 14. Wikimedia Commons.

In the fall of 1814, thousands of people came together on Hampstead Hill to defend Baltimore from a British attack. Today, the former fortifications are located in Patterson Park and topped by the charming Patterson Park Pagoda. After a short climb up the Pagoda’s winding iron stairs, you’ll enjoy a singular view of East Baltimore and learn the story of the Battle of Baltimore and War of 1812.

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September 2016
$5

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore,MD21202United States
Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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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