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

View of Baltimore City Hall from Zion Lutheran Church. Michael Karcher, 2001. Courtesy Library of Congress, Historic American Building Survey, HABS MD,4-BALT,123--26 (CT).

New Monumental tours of Baltimore history and architecture – Sundays from April to November

April 2, 2015

Looking for a fun activity on a Sunday morning? Friends and family coming to town and you’d like to show off the best of Baltimore? Join us for a Monumental City tour! We are expanding our Looking Up Downtown tours at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market walking tours into a new tour series highlighting the history and architecture of four iconic Baltimore landmarks & neighborhoods almost every Sunday morning …

Photograph of 36th Avenue by Steve Earley, 2014 April 13.

Springtime is here! Check out our Baltimore by Foot tours from Mount Washington to Pigtown

March 20, 2015

The first day of spring is here (even if it arrives with a bit of snow) and it’s time for our annual Baltimore by Foot neighborhood walking tours. This year, we’re thrilled to be touring five quite different neighborhoods with resident experts and local historians. Come on one tour or come on them all! April 18 – Lafayette Square: Baltimore Through …

Tours

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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.