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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Battle MonumentWe ride bikes, climb scaffolding, and walk up and down hilly streets on our tours of Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods all across the city. Join our volunteer tour guides (including nuns, architects, scholars and activists) and you can discover the stories and people behind our city’s great historic places.

Check out our popular Behind the Scenes Tours or read on for details on all our heritage tour programs.

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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 …



Looking Up Downtown

Looking Up Downtown is our newest offering: quick affordable walking tours of historic Downtown Baltimore. Join us soon for “Gargoyles and Grand Landmarks” on the first Sunday or “Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower” on the third Sunday of every month from April through November at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market.

"Passing around copy of historic photo" by Steve Earley, April 19, 2014. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Baltimore by Foot

Our spring walking tour series, Baltimore by Foot, highlights five historic neighborhoods with walking tours of Baltimore architectural and cultural heritage. Walking tours are $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

We offer private walking tours and bus tours for events & conferences!

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Battle of Baltimore

Join us on the second Sunday of every month for a free volunteer-led tour at the Patterson Park Pagoda! In partnership with the Friends of Patterson Park, we are commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore with a short tour of the history of Hampstead Hill.


Baltimore by Bike

From Murals to H.L. Mencken and Highlandtown to Curtis Bay, our Baltimore by Bike tours are always original and engaging rides that explore the history of Baltimore landmarks and landscapes. These regularly scheduled group rides are between six and ten miles and comfortable for a wide range of cyclists.