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October 2017

Patterson Park Pagoda and the Battle of Baltimore: Monumental City Tour

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Patterson Park Pagoda, 27 South Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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$5

In the fall of 1814, thousands of people came together on Hampstead Hill to defend Baltimore from a British attack. Today, the former fortifications are located in Patterson Park and topped by the charming Patterson Park Pagoda. Climb up the Pagoda’s winding iron stairs, you’ll enjoy a singular view of East Baltimore and learn the story of the Battle of Baltimore and War of 1812. Join us as we explore the history of Patteron Park from the early 1800s to the present.

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November 2017

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

November 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$5

Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore’s Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city – historic Jonestown. On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you’ll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower – the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$5

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.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Register
Washington Monument (North Entrance), 699 Washington Place
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. Join us on a tour to hear the stories behind the Washington Monument and see the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood. If your legs are strong, climb the Monument’s stairs for a birds-eye view of central Baltimore!

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December 2017

A Combination of Classics: Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Concert and a Tour of Baltimore’s War Memorial

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Register
War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$15
A stone sculpture of a horse sitting on an abstract wave with columns in the background.

On October 15 and again on December 3, the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra is beginning its season with two concerts at Baltimore’s War Memorial, and we’re delighted to join the musicians to make a combination of classics: a pre-show guided tour of the historic War Memorial building followed by a performance from the orchestra.

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