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October 2017

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

October 1 @ 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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Bolton Square 50th Anniversary Open House

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Register
Bolton Square Common, 248 West Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$10

Bolton Square, the award-winning Baltimore townhouse development designed by Hugh Newell Jacobson and built in 1967, is celebrating its anniversary on Saturday, October 7, 2017. An afternoon of festivities is planned with participation by Mr. Jacobson and the widow of of developer Stanley Panitz, as well as city officials and architecture and urban design professionals.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

October 8 @ 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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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Register
$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 with Market Manager Stacey Pack to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market. Along 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

October 15 @ 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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