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August 2018

Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: A Monumental City Tour

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Washington Monument (North Entrance), 699 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$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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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

August 26 @ 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 have celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution, used it to defend the city in the War of 1812, and fortified it to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it to quarry minerals. Join us to learn about the rich history of this waterfront community, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in the community, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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September 2018

Mount Vernon Place: Stories of Slavery and Emancipation with the Maryland Historical Society

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

Around Mount Vernon Place, memorials in bronze and marble honor slave-holders – George Washington, John Eager Howard, and until recently, Roger B. Taney. No statue recognizes the labor of the enslaved people who worked and lived in the neighborhood’s handsome antebellum houses. Join Baltimore Heritage and the Maryland Historical Society on a two-part tour at the Society’s newly refreshed Civil War Exhibit and on a walk around Mount Vernon Place to explore stories of slavery and emancipation in Mt. Vernon.

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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

September 9 @ 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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From Country Estate to Eclectic Community: A Walking Tour of Charles Village

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Homewood Villa Gatehouse, Charles Street and Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Originally known as Peabody Heights, the neighborhood we now know as Charles Village grew in the early 1900s as a distinct community connected to downtown by the city’s growing streetcar system. The neighborhood combines the familiar rowhouse character with more suburban features such as landscaped front yards and park-like boulevards. Join us on a walking tour with radio host, architecture author, and Charles Village historian Lisa Simeone to learn about Charles Village inside and out, from stunning architecture such as John Russell Pope’s University Baptist Church to stunning residents such as cult movie star Divine.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: A Monumental City Tour

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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$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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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

September 23 @ 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 have celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution, used it to defend the city in the War of 1812, and fortified it to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it to quarry minerals. Join us to learn about the rich history of this waterfront community, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in the community, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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The Port of Baltimore: Shaping the City Over the Ages

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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The story of the Port of Baltimore is a continuing tale of stevedores and ship captains, supporting businesses and industries, moving bananas and bulldozers. What started with expectations of tobacco trade gave way to grain as a dominant cargo, small coastal sailing vessels yielded to iron hulled steamers and now today’s massive trans-ocean cargo carriers. Join Baltimore Heritage and the Garrett Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund for a talk by historian Jack Burkert as we walk through the Port of Baltimore and its impact on the city over the ages.

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