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April 2019

East Baltimore Midway by Foot: The Remaking of a Historic Neighborhood

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Midway Park, 2226 Kirk Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Starting as a community of a few detached houses in Baltimore County in the mid 19th century, East Baltimore Midway became a vibrant middle income neighborhood just north of Green Mount Cemetery. Today, residents and partner organizations like the Central Baltimore Partnership and Jubilee Baltimore have embarked on a new revitalization plan. Join local leaders on a walking tour to see how East Baltimore Midway is transforming into a healthy community with school improvements, new live/work spaces and more.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Federal Hill Park (Southwest Corner), 301 Warren Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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$10

Baltimoreans celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We fortified the hill to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it! Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the surrounding neighborhood to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest…

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May 2019

From Chagall to Chad: African Art and Judaica at Historic Madison House

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Madison House, 4 East Madison Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

When Paul Scott Rhodes purchased the elegant (and enormous) mansion at 4 East Madison Street in Mt. Vernon three years ago, the physician and hotelier knew that it was perfect for his extensive collection of African art and pieces from his collection of Jewish artists, including several signed works in Marc Chagall’s Bible series. Join us and Dr. Rhodes as we peek through the wonderfully restored historic building and learn from the owners’ collection of African art and Judaica along the way, of course accompanied by a little wine and cheese.

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Tuscany-Canterbury by Foot: The Masterworks of Architect Clyde Nelson Friz

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Scottish Rite Temple, 3800 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Known for his Beaux-Arts masterpieces the Pratt Library’s central branch and the Scottish Rite Temple on Charles and 39th Streets, architect Clyde Friz also was behind a number of the grand apartment houses in the Tuscany Canterbury neighborhood. Join us and our tour guides architect Jillian Storms and historian Charlie Duff on a walking tour to learn about, and go into, several of Friz’s wonderful Tudor and Italian Renaissance style apartment buildings, and learn about the architect and the neighborhood along the way.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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,…

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Union Square by Foot: What Would H. L. Mencken Think of Summer Concerts & Window Boxes

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Union Square Park, 1524 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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$15
A large iron planter at the entrance to a green park on a stone pediment with incised text reading Union Square.

Union Square grew out of the former estate of Baltimore’s second mayor, Thorowgood Smith, into a vibrant neighborhood centered on Victorian rowhouses and the thriving Hollins Market. Join long time resident and Baltimore Historian professor Betsy Nix on a walking tour to learn how summer concerts, a competitive gardening scene for window boxes and tree wells, and the imminent start to re-opening H.L. Mencken’s house are helping this historic neighborhood revitalize.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
Lexington Market

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. On 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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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carroll Mansion, 800 Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Anchored by the Phoenix Shot Tower, Historic Jonestown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and includes often overlooked landmarks. In addition to going inside the Shot Tower, on this tour you'll learn about the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Meeting House) and the third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street Synagogue), and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll. The Shot Tower, the tallest structure in the United States until 1846, stands out…

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