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February 2019

Mount Vernon Love Stories: A Historic Valentine’s Walking Tour

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Marburg Mansion, 14 West Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

Baltimore historian Jamie Hunt is back with a Valentine’s Day-themed walking tour of romance in Mount Vernon, and a look inside Ambassador Marburg’s mansion (wonderfully restored by Agora Publishing). From Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard to current celebrity Jada Pinket Smith, for two centuries Mount Vernon has seen spectacular love stories, bitter feuds, and more than a few juicy trysts. Walk along with us and learn some revealing stories about these and many other historic characters.

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Mount Vernon Love Stories: A Historic Valentine’s Walking Tour

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Marburg Mansion, 14 West Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

Baltimore historian Jamie Hunt is back with a Valentine’s Day-themed walking tour of romance in Mount Vernon, and a look inside Ambassador Marburg’s mansion (wonderfully restored by Agora Publishing). From Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard to current celebrity Jada Pinket Smith, for two centuries Mount Vernon has seen spectacular love stories, bitter feuds, and more than a few juicy trysts. Walk along with us and learn some revealing stories about these and many other historic characters.

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March 2019

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

March 9 @ 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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The Alcazar Hotel and the Graham House: Historic Buildings at the Baltimore School for the Arts

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
A streetscape showing a brick former theater building next to a large brownstone house.

In addition to producing fantastic young musicians, the Baltimore School for the Arts has produced some fantastic history from its Mt. Vernon campus! Join us to learn about the former Alcazar Hotel and Graham House, buildings that hosted H.L. Mencken and Charles Lindbergh along with countless dancers at Baltimore Cotillions. The tour will take place during rehearsals and practices and we’ll get glimpses of the art students in action and how these grand historic places now have vibrant second lives.

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America’s Oldest Ironworks: A Tour at G. Krug & Son

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
G. Krug & Son Ironworks, 415 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15
G. Krug & Son Ironworks

As the nation’s oldest continuously operating ironworks company, G. Krug & Son literally has helped build Baltimore. For over 200 years, the firm has fabricated distinctive components of such notable landmarks as the Baltimore Basilica, the Washington Monument and the Baltimore Zoo. Join our tour with current owner and fifth generation ironworker Peter Krug to see archival blueprints, century-old rare pieces of ironwork that are no longer made anywhere, and Krug’s two hundred year old ironworks building where they produce wonderful pieces as they have for over two centuries.

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April 2019

Dragon Clocks, Antique Musical Machines and More: An Awe-Inspiring Visit to the “Clock House”

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Clock House, 2100 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Question: What historic house in Baltimore has a clock on the front that is shaped like a dragon holding a bell in its mouth and strikes the hours with its tail? The answer is Mr. Durward Center’s “Clock House” in the Old Goucher Historic District that combines the best of a Victorian Baltimore rowhouse with Mr. Center’s ticking, whirring monument to historical clocks and mechanical musical machines. Please join us for a tour and be prepared to be charmed.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

April 13 @ 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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Backstage at Center Stage, Costume Shop and All

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center Stage Theater, 700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Center Stage theater has called the 1899 former Loyola College and High School building its home since 1975. Updated and redesigned several times over the last 40 years, the most recent work at Center Stage was a $28 million extensive renovation completed two years ago. Please join us as we learn how a modern theater flourishes in a century old building with a backstage tour of Center Stage, including a visit to the costume shop in action.

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