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July 2019

How Sweet It Is: Rheb’s Candies at 101

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rheb’s Candies, 3352 Wilkens Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229 United States
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$10

Newlyweds Louis and Esther Rheb moved into their new home at 3352 Wilkens Avenue in 1917 and a year later, Louis started making candy. With batches of taffies, fudges and jellies going to Hollins and Belair Markets, Rheb’s Candies was born 100 years ago. Please join us and the fourth generation of Rheb family members on a tour of the factory (still on the first floor of their house) and store (a converted garage) of this quintessentially Baltimore legacy business.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

July 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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The Downtown You Never Knew Walking Tour

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edward A. Garmatz Federal Courthouse Plaza, 101 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Did you know that the Continental Congress met in downtown Baltimore? Or that Abraham Lincoln just barely escaped an assisination attempt there? Or that German agents plotted sabotage on Charles Street during World War I? Please join us and our tour guide, Mr. Jefferson Gray, as we explore downtown Baltimore from its earliest days through the Civil War, the labor unrest of the Gilded Age, the Great Fire of 1904 and Civil Rights Movement. We’ll take in some great architecture, spot the filming sites of various movies, and of course learn a good bit about Baltimore’s history.

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August 2019

Learn Your History, Mr. President: A Free Civil Rights History Walking Tour

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lexington Market, 400 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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In a series of hate-filled tweets over the last several days, the President of the United States disparaged Congressman Elija Cummings and everybody who lives in Baltimore. In addition to a multitude of things the President got wrong, he demonstrated a profound lack of understanding of American history, in particular our history of racism, discrimination, and the Civil Rights struggle for equal rights.

What is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to Baltimore for nearly 60 years to do? We can’t change the President, but we can help share the history of incredible Baltimoreans who stood up and changed the course of history in our city and our country. Please join Baltimore Heritage director Johns Hopkins for a free walking tour of Market Center focusing on Baltimore’s Civil Rights history and how it remains critically relevant today. The tour will run from 11:00 am to noon. Immediately after the tour, all are invited to buy lunch on your own at Lexington Market and continue discussing Civil Rights in Baltimore and America.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

August 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,…

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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

August 11 @ 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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Baltimore’s Industrial Roots: A Tour of the Parker Metal Decorating Company Building

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Parker Metal Building, 333 West Ostend Street
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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From 1921 until its closure in 1994, the Parker Metal building on West Ostend Street produced decorative metal sheets that were used in everything from tin cans to waste baskets, including the metal containers that held our own Old Bay Seasoning. Please join us and the building’s owner and redeveloper Mr. Sam Himmelrich to see and learn a little about Baltimore’s industrial past through this great adaptive reuse project.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

August 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

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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