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September 2019

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

September 14 @ 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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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

September 15 @ 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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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

September 22 @ 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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October 2019

The Founding Days: Doors Open Bus Tour of Some of Baltimore’s Oldest Buildings

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Robert Long House, 812 South Ann Street
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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$25

1765. 1785. 1790. 1797. These are the dates of construction of the Robert Long House, Old Otterbein Church, the wooden Caulkers Houses in Fell’s Point, and Mayor Thorowgood Smith’s house in Jonestown. They are some of the oldest standing structures in Baltimore and four of the five historic places we’ll visit on our 2019 Doors Open Bus Tour. To round out the tour, we’ll also visit the Public Works Museum inside the Eastern Avenue Sewage Pumping Station, a wonderful civic structure erected as part of rebuilding the city and its sewage system in the wake of the 1904 Fire. Please join Baltimore Heritage director Johns Hopkins on this tour of early Baltimore buildings.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

October 6 @ 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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Celebrate National Coming Out Day on a LGBTQ Heritage Walking Tour in Charles Village!

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Normal’s Books & Records, 425 East 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$10

Help us keep celebrating National Coming Out Day with a LGBT heritage walking tour in Charles Village! We’ll learn about local landmarks from the original home of the Gay Community Center of Baltimore, now the GLCCB, to places where radical feminist publishers gave a voice to lesbian authors who might not otherwise have been read. We’ll end the tour at Peabody Heights Brewery where you supply the conversation and we will supply a pizza lunch.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Today’s Solution to an Age-Old Problem: Inside the 1940 Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Patapsco Waste Water Treatment Plant, 3501 Asiatic Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21226 United States
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$10

In the wake of the Great 1904 Fire, Baltimore had two pressing tasks: rebuild downtown and get on board with other European and American cities in developing a functioning sewage system. Luckily, Baltimoreans 100 years ago accomplished both. Join us as we tour the 1940 Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant that has its roots in the Great Fire and today uses state-of-the-art technology to handle a problem as old as the city itself.

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