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May 2019

Jones Falls Walking Tour with Charm City Meadworks

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Charm City Meadworks, 400 East Biddle Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

What better way to spend a Sunday morning than on an urban walk along the Jones Falls Valley ending wth a glass of mead at Charm City Meadworks? Join us and our partners Blue Water Baltimore and Charm City Meadworks as we learn about urban watershed ecology coupled with the great human history of industry and innovation along the way.

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Live Baltimore’s Spring 2019 Trolley Tour

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
SMC Campus Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 621 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, 21201 United States
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$10

Join Live Baltimore for a comprehensive introduction to Baltimore City living! Take a narrated bus tour of more than ten neighborhoods, meet with real estate professionals and community organizations, sit in on expert-led workshops, AND become eligible for $5,000 toward the purchase of a home anywhere in Baltimore City!

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Union Square by Foot: What Would H. L. Mencken Think of Summer Concerts & Window Boxes

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Union Square Park, 1524 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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$15
A large iron planter at the entrance to a green park on a stone pediment with incised text reading Union Square.

Union Square grew out of the former estate of Baltimore’s second mayor, Thorowgood Smith, into a vibrant neighborhood centered on Victorian rowhouses and the thriving Hollins Market. Join long time resident and Baltimore Historian professor Betsy Nix on a walking tour to learn how summer concerts, a competitive gardening scene for window boxes and tree wells, and the imminent start to re-opening H.L. Mencken’s house are helping this historic neighborhood revitalize.

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Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage 2019 Coming to Baltimore

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Village Learning Place, 2521 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$31

The annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage is coming to Baltimore this year on Saturday, May 11, 2019. See the Pilgrimage’s website for information about the event. Tickets are available online.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

May 11 @ 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

May 12 @ 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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Pennsylvania Avenue by Foot: A Rising Black Arts and Entertainment District

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$15

From Cab Calloway to Redd Foxx, Pennsylvania Avenue has long been a center for Baltimore’s arts and entertainment scene. Today Pennsylvania Avenue is on its way to becoming the newest designated Arts and Entertainment District and would be the city’s only one focusing on black artists. Join us and our guides who have been leading the effort to get Pennsylvania Avenue designated as an Arts and Entertainment District as we walk through “The Avenue” exploring its history and its future.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

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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