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May 2019

Pennsylvania Avenue by Foot: A Rising Black Arts and Entertainment District

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$15

From Cab Calloway to Redd Foxx, Pennsylvania Avenue has long been a center for Baltimore’s arts and entertainment scene. Today Pennsylvania Avenue is on its way to becoming the newest designated Arts and Entertainment District and would be the city’s only one focusing on black artists. Join us and our guides who have been leading the effort to get Pennsylvania Avenue designated as an Arts and Entertainment District as we walk through “The Avenue” exploring its history and its future.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are…

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June 2019

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

June 2 @ 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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The Nooks and Crannies of Druid Hill Park by Bike

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Clipper Mill Entrance to Druid Hill Park, 3500 Parkdale Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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$15

Escape the sensory overload of the big city, oil up your old bike, and spend a serene June morning exploring the nooks and crannies of beautiful Druid Hill Park with amateur historian Ralph Brown and public artist and park neighbor Graham Coreil-Allen. Along the way, we’ll learn why a Know Nothing Party mayor left the park to the city in the 1850s, stop by a hidden Zen garden, and explore the park’s history of segregation. If you can ride a bike you will be right at home on this tour: the route will be on mostly flat, dedicated, safe bike trails.

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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

June 9 @ 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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Steel, Glass, Plants and History: Behind the Scenes at the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swann Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$10

Established in 1888 as the Druid Hill Conservatory and modeled after London’s famous Kew Gardens, today’s Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens has grown from its original Palm House and Orchid Room to include three greenhouses, two display pavilions, and outdoor gardens. Join us as we stroll through the second oldest steel framed-and-glass building in the country to learn about its history and its botanical collection.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are…

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

June 23 @ 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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