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.

Recent Updates

Photograph courtesy Kate Drabinski, 2013 June 16.

Mount Vernon Pride, Lutherville, Corpus Christi Church and more upcoming tours!

May 27, 2015

We’re looking forward to a busy weekend of heritage talks and tours and several new tours coming up next month. On Saturday, Bolton Hill’s Corpus Christi Church is celebrating its 135th Anniversary with a free afternoon lecture about the building’s architect Patrick Keely. On Sunday, we’ll be touring the Havre de Grace Lock House and …

Courtesy Alex Teitelbaum/Flickr,  2011 October 4.

New tours and events! Archaeology at Herring Run, a road trip to Havre de Grace, and Baltimore by Bike rides

May 7, 2015

With tonight’s pop-up exhibit on Baltimore archaeology, an open house at Herring Run Park archaeology dig next weekend, an excursion to Havre de Grace’s Lock House and Canal at the end of the month, we think you’ll enjoy our upcoming tours and events. On Pagoda Hill this evening, our Artifacts & Archaeologists Pop-up Exhibit is a …



Looking Up Downtown

Monumental City is an exciting new tour series featuring iconic landmarks for visitors and locals alike! Join us for tours nearly every Sunday from April through November exploring downtown, Jonestown and the Shot Tower, the Washington Monument and the Patterson Park Pagoda. Learn more.

"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

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.