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November 2018

Mount Vernon Pride: LGBTQ Heritage Walking Tour

November 10, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: A Monumental City Tour

November 18, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

December 8, 2018 @ 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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Hampden Historic Churches: Open House Tour

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Mary’s Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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Free

Join the Greater Hampden Hertiage Alliance for a self-guided tour of Hampden's historic churches. All churches on the list are free to visit and open from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. Explore Hampden's history and learn about the congregations and organizations located in the buildings today.

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Union Square’s 34th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Historic Homes

December 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Maryland Library Association, 1401 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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$18

The Union Square neighborhood invites you to our 33rd annual Christmas Cookie Tour. The park and the homes will all be decorated to celebrate the season.

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The Most Beautiful Courtroom in Maryland: A Tour of the Museum of Baltimore Legal History

December 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Museum of Baltimore Legal History, 100 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10
Courtroom with rich mahogany wood and finely painted walls and ceiling.

When the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse opened in 1900, the orphans court that was housed in courtroom 243 was called the most beautiful courtroom in Maryland. With wainscoting and the judge’s bench made of West Indian mahogany coupled with a gilded ceiling and parquet floors, the room has the atmosphere of an English taproom combined with the delicate embellishment of a French drawing room. Please join us and our host, Ms. Elva Tillman, for a walk through one of Baltimore’s hidden historic and architectural gems.

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