Monumental City Tours
Thanks to our great group of volunteer tour leaders, we launched a new series of Sunday morning Monumental City Heritage Tours. From April through November, our guides take people to see gargoyles downtown, historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower, and the Patterson Park Observatory through the lenses of the War of 1812, and the Washington Monument and Mt. Vernon Place.
Tour participants flex their muscles to move the human-powered rotating bridge over the historic lock in Havre de Grace.
Exploring Beyond Baltimore
Our Heritage Tours program ventured a little afield in 2015 and hit the road from Annapolis to Havre de Grace. A few highlights were the newly refurbished Old Senate Chamber in Annapolis, a visit to the historic lock house and canal in Havre de Grace, and a natural heritage hike in the Patapsco Valley in Baltimore County.
Marking Milestones from Baltimore’s History
Billie Holliday Centennial
In the spring, we joined with the Lafayette Square Association and the Upton Planning Council to celebrate jazz singer Billie Holliday’s 100th birthday with a tour of Lafayette Square and Holliday’s former West Baltimore stomping grounds.
Robert Long House 250
In a series of four talks and walks, Baltimore Heritage partnered with the Preservation Society and volunteers in Fell’s Point to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Robert Long House at the corner of Thames and Ann Streets.