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April 2018

Hollins Market by Foot: From Mencken to Movie Nights

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Hollins Market, 26 South Arlington Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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$15

Centered around the city’s oldest public market building, today’s Hollins Market neighborhood is humming with activity. Join Michael Seipp, executive director of the Southwest Partnership, on a walk exploring the past and future of this community.

We will meet at the east entrance to Hollins Market, 26 South Arlington Avenue. Metered street parking is available around the market.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Federal Hill Park (Southeast Corner), 301 Warren Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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$10

Baltimoreans have celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution, used it to defend the city in the War of 1812, and fortified it to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it to quarry minerals. Join us to learn about the rich history of this waterfront community, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in the community, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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Federal Hill by Foot: 1776 and All That

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
$15

With its current name dating to the celebratory days when Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution, Federal Hill has a recorded history stretching back to the early seventeenth century when Captain John Smith first spotted it. Baltimore Heritage’s own Marsha Wise will lead this tour through one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.

We will meet in Federal Hill Park at the George Armistead Monument overlooking downtown.

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A Glass of Wine, an Appetizer, and a Stroll: Food and History at Chiapparelli’s and Little Italy

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Register
Chiapparelli’s Restaurant, 237 South High Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$25

From its earliest days as a community of families heralding from England, Germany, and Russia to today’s roots in Italian towns like Naples, Palermo, Abruzzi, Baltimore’s Little Italy is steeped in rich history and fantastic food. Please join us and owner of Chiapparelli’s Restaurant, Kit Chiapparelli, for a glass of wine, a few appetizers, and a stroll around the neighborhood. In an hour tour, we’ll get to taste a sampling of the old country and hear generations of good stories about the Little Italy community.

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May 2018

Gwynns Falls Stream Valley by Car and Foot: Olmsted’s Vision

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
West Baltimore MARC Station, 401 Smallwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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$15

“The very best scenery near Baltimore,” remarked Frederick Law Olmsted after touring the Gwynn’s Falls Valley. In 1904, Olmsted urged Baltimore to preserve the impressive landscape, and today it is the largest urban woodland park on the East Coast. Join historian Dr. Ed Orser on a combination driving and walking tour of four beautiful sites in the valley.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore's buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. Best of all, you'll discover where all the noble lions, hellish fiends, and neo-Egyptian sphinxes are hiding—the trick is in looking up! If you are Baltimore born-and-raised or a visitor from out-of-town, you don’t want to miss this Monumental City walking tour!

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Ridgely’s Delight by Foot: George Washington Slept Here!

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD United States
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$15

For a tiny neighborhood squeezed between the University of Maryland and Camden Yards, Ridgely’s Delight contains an oversized history. Local resident and historian Sharon Reuter will lead us through this compact community where our nation’s first president truly did stay.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Register
$10
Colorized postcard of people standing around market stalls in front of the Lexington Market shed building.

If you haven’t been to Lexington Market in a while, or even if you’re a regular there, we hope you’ll join us on a tour of this iconic Baltimore place to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market. Along the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, and other vendors that have been in their stalls for 100 years or more. We will also go down and explore the catacombs under the marketplace, getting a first-hand look at these mysterious spaces that are normally closed to the public.

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