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March 2019

America’s Oldest Ironworks: A Tour at G. Krug & Son

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
G. Krug & Son Ironworks, 415 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15
G. Krug & Son Ironworks

As the nation’s oldest continuously operating ironworks company, G. Krug & Son literally has helped build Baltimore. For over 200 years, the firm has fabricated distinctive components of such notable landmarks as the Baltimore Basilica, the Washington Monument and the Baltimore Zoo. Join our tour with current owner and fifth generation ironworker Peter Krug to see archival blueprints, century-old rare pieces of ironwork that are no longer made anywhere, and Krug’s two hundred year old ironworks building where they produce wonderful pieces as they have for over two centuries.

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April 2019

Dragon Clocks, Antique Musical Machines and More: An Awe-Inspiring Visit to the “Clock House”

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Clock House, 2100 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Question: What historic house in Baltimore has a clock on the front that is shaped like a dragon holding a bell in its mouth and strikes the hours with its tail? The answer is Mr. Durward Center’s “Clock House” in the Old Goucher Historic District that combines the best of a Victorian Baltimore rowhouse with Mr. Center’s ticking, whirring monument to historical clocks and mechanical musical machines. Please join us for a tour and be prepared to be charmed.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

April 7 @ 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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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
Lexington Market

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

April 14 @ 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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Backstage at Center Stage, Costume Shop and All

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center Stage Theater, 700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Center Stage theater has called the 1899 former Loyola College and High School building its home since 1975. Updated and redesigned several times over the last 40 years, the most recent work at Center Stage was a $28 million extensive renovation completed two years ago. Please join us as we learn how a modern theater flourishes in a century old building with a backstage tour of Center Stage, including a visit to the costume shop in action.

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Auchentoroly Terrace by Foot: A Historic Neighborhood & A Changing Druid Hill Park

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shaarei Tfiloh Synagogue, 2001 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$15

Originally part of George Buchanan’s Scottish named estate, Auchentorolie, today’s Auchentoroly Terrace neighborhood adjacent to Druid Hill Park is poised for change and growth. Join local resident and public artist Graham Coreil-Allan, a community leader working on neighborhood and park planning, on a walking tour to learn about the history of the community and park and the direction both are heading in the near future.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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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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