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October 2017

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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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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Lecture: Historic Fell’s Point and the Origins of Baltimore

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fell’s Point Visitors Center, 1724 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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Join the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fell’s Point for a presentation by Bernie Herman who will talk about the place of Wolfe Street housing in the culture of Fell’s Point, connecting local history with that of the Mid-Atlantic and Europe.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Register
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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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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A Combination of Classics: Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Concert and a Tour of Baltimore’s War Memorial

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Register
War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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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.

We are co-hosting these double-header events and hope you can join us on one of both to see this architectural masterpiece designed by Laurence Hall Fowler and enjoy fantastic classical music.

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