Join us for an upcoming heritage tour!

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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Lithograph of "The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th, 1870" by James Carter Beard. Courtesy Library of Congress, LC-DIG-pga-01767.

Archeology, Wikipedia and the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation? Our fun mix of fall events

October 22, 2014

We have a really exciting mix of programs coming up on Saturday and over the next couple weeks! This Saturday, you could spend the day improving Wikipedia’s coverage of local history and meeting Dr. John Bedell (the lead archeologist for our We Dig Hampstead Hill investigation in Patterson Park). Next week, you can find us celebrating with the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation at City …

Photograph of the Barye Lion by Renee Bieretz, 2009. Courtesy Library of Congress, Historic American Landscapes Survey, HALS MD-1-82.

Two Baltimore walking tours with two local authors in Mount Vernon Place and Catonsville

October 9, 2014

On our busy schedule of programs this fall, we’re pleased to have two great authors leading two heritage walking tours.  Ms. Cindy Kelly, author of Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City, is leading a tour of public sculpture on Mount Vernon Place this Saturday! If you’ve been on one …

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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.

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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.