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October 2018

Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: A Monumental City Tour

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10

From Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard’s country estate “the” place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century, join us for a tour of this grand historic neighborhood. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are the latest news, and if your legs are strong, we’ll climb to the top for a birds-eye view of central Baltimore! Space inside the monument is limited. Each tour is capped at 15 people and we'll meet at the south entrance of the monument.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

October 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 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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November 2018

Food from Home: Immigration, Bakeries, and Delis by Bike

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Patterson Park Pagoda, 27 South Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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$25

Celebrate Baltimore’s rich history of immigration with a bike ride that will include stops at several, hundred-year old ethnic food establishments in east Baltimore. Each will offer some tastings of their most famous goodies to sample. In addition to picking up some calories (and hopefully burning them off along the way!), you’ll have the chance to “digest” the motivation for different ethnic groups to migrate and the importance of immigration to the growth of Baltimore. Also “sandwiched” into this tour will be some facts about painted screens, formstone, the sad fate of the bagel, and the history of Nutella.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

November 4 @ 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, 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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Tulkoff Factory Tour: Making Horseradish in Baltimore for Three Generations

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Baltimore, MD United States + Google Map
$10
Black-and-white photo of three people holding bottles of Tulkoff's flaming hot horseradish.

From their produce stand along East Lombard Street’s “Corned Beef Row” in the 1930s, Harry and Lena Tulkoff noticed that their horseradish sauce was flying off the shelves. Made with beet juice and vinegar, it tasted good on virtually every kind of meat one could eat. Join us on a tour of Tulkoff Food Products, now in its third generation of family ownership, as we see first-hand how they take raw horseradish and turn it into delectable condiments, several of which we will get to sample.

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Mount Vernon Pride: LGBTQ Heritage Walking Tour

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Many know Mount Vernon as the home of Baltimore’s Pride Parade as well as the city’s oldest gay and lesbian bars and businesses. But that only is only a small part of the LGBTQ history and historic places found in this neighborhood! Join Baltimore Heritage for a 90-minute walking tour of the neighborhood’s queer heritage landmarks.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

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

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Phoenix Shot Tower, 801 East Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Walk just a few blocks from Baltimore's Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city—historic Jonestown. On this tour of often overlooked landmarks, you'll see the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Quaker Meeting House) and third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street), learn about cast iron buildings and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower—the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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