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What is Baltimore Heritage?

Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. With two staff members, 33 volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers, we work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Baltimore Heritage, Inc.
11 1/2 West Chase Street Baltimore, MD 21201
410-332-9992

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Founded in 1960 and going strong more than 50 years later. Learn more.

What is historic preservation?

Historic preservation is about much more than saving old buildings! Baltimore Heritage and our partners celebrate the historic places that tell the stories of families, neighborhoods and the city as a whole. The stories behind the landmarks we fight for reflect the diversity of our community past and present including everyone from Jewish orphans to civil rights activists!

But historic preservation is about more than just stories. By promoting historic preservation, we are supporting neighborhood revitalization, stewardship of parks and open spaces, and increased sustainability. We promote historic preservation through advocacy, education and a wide range of projects and programs. But historic preservation in Baltimore also depends on efforts from residents and organizations of all kinds.

If you have ever…

  • Taken a tour of the Patterson Park Pagoda or Baltimore Shot Tower?
  • Shopped on the Avenue in Hampden?
  • Enjoyed reading a historic plaque downtown?

If so, then you are helping to support historic preservation too! Please learn how you can help make a difference to promote historic preservation in our city. Learn more about preservation issues and projects, discover the stories behind Baltimore’s history and architecturefind resources to help your own house or neighborhood, or support our work directly as a member or a volunteer.

 

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Drinks at a storied historic bar and an architectural tour at a massive historic church Plus a talk in Hampden tonight on the history of Poole & Hunt

February 22, 2018

If you want to learn a little Baltimore history in a storied restaurant and bar, we’ve got you covered on Tuesday, March 6 for Baltimore on Show: A Behind the Scenes Tour and Drink at The Elephant. In addition to learning wonderful history, your fifteen dollar ticket includes the bar’s… Read more

A close view of a three-story brick building.

Beat the winter blues by exploring local history at MedChi and along the Jones Falls And don't forget about Maryland History Advocacy Day in Annapolis tomorrow

January 31, 2018

How do you beat the winter blues in Baltimore? Grab a friend and join us for heritage tours, talks, and more this February. Our next tour is Napoleon’s Medical Box and 200 Years of History at MedChi on February 13. Founded in 1799, MedChi is the state’s medical society and… Read more

Call for 2018 Preservation Award nominations! Send us your nomination for a project or achievement award by February 14

January 12, 2018

A lot of great preservation work happened in Baltimore last year. Local developers fixed up historic buildings, neighbors volunteered as tour guides, and architects made plans for remarkable restorations. Please help us discover all the great preservation work that took place in 2017 and all the people behind it! We… Read more

The entrance to a brownstone Gothic church building with a light blue and red door.

Our New Year’s resolution? Explore even more historic places in 2018 Come along to Grace & St. Peter's Church and Rectory on January 23

January 8, 2018

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? This year, we’re resolving to spend even more time exploring Baltimore’s historic places and you’re invited to join us. Please come along on Tuesday, January 23, as we tour the first true brownstone building in Baltimore: today’s Grace & St. Peter’s Church and rectory.… Read more

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