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September 2015
$5

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Photograph of Monument Square by James W. Rosenthal. Courtesy Library of Congresss, HABS MD-1126-14 (CT).

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

Mount Vernon and the Creation of American Philanthropy with the Maryland Historical Society

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Register
Maryland Historical Society,
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, Lanny Miyamoto, October 1958. Courtesy Library of Congress.

Baltimore Heritage is teaming up with the Maryland Historical Society on this inside-and-out tour to explore the families and fortunes in Mt. Vernon that gave rise to what Maryland Governor Theodore McKeldin termed the “cradle of American Philanthropy.” We’ll start inside the Historical Society where a curator will discuss several pieces in their collection and then move outside where Baltimore Heritage director Johns Hopkins will lead a short stroll around Mt. Vernon to learn about the men and women who launched the modern philanthropy movement, including Mary Elizabeth Garrett (Johns Hopkins School of Medicine), William and Henry Walters (Waters Art Museum), Enoch Pratt (Pratt Library), and George (Peabody Institute). We hope you can join us!

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$15

Antietam In Depth: A Tour with Preservation Maryland Director Nicholas Redding

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Register
Antietam Visitors Center,
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782 United States
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Cannons, Antietam Battlefield in Maryland, Carol M. Highsmith. Library of Congress

The desperate fighting at the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg Maryland on September 17, 1862 remains the bloodiest day in American history with 23,000 casualties. The fighting also became a turning point in American history – giving President Lincoln the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation that changed the course and aim of the war. We are thrilled that Mr. Nicholas Redding, the still-relatively-new executive director of Preservation Maryland and a Civil War historian, has agreed to lead a tour of Maryland’s most pristine battlefield: Antietam. This caravan tour will visit the key sites of the battle, explore the often untold preservation story of the dramatic landscape, and conclude with a visit to the National Cemetery. For the full Civil War enthusiasts, Mr. Redding will also lead an optional trip to the site where Lincoln met with General George B. McClellan and posed for the now infamous photo (above).

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$5

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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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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Free

The Cannons are Back! A Rededication Ceremony and Pagoda Tour with the Friends of Patterson Park

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Patterson Park Pagoda,
27 South Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore, ME 21231 United States
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War of 1812 Commemorative Cannons in Patterson Park

The cannons are back! After a year being restored, the War of 1812 commemorative cannons that have stood atop the defensive works in Patterson Park next to the Pagoda for over a century are now back in their place and looking gorgeous. The cannons were originally installed in 1914 as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the War of 1812, although they date to much earlier. Please join us and the Friends of Patterson Park in a rededication ceremony and tour of the Pagoda. If you ever wanted to know where Butchers Hill got its name, how Baltimore fended off the British in 1814, or why there is a Chinese pagoda in Patterson Park, now’s your chance. The program will begin at 1:00 pm and the tour at 1:30. And it’s free!

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