Built in 1760, Charles Carroll’s Mount Clare is one of the oldest houses and historically important buildings in Baltimore. And with its holiday decorations on full display, makes for a wonderful place to visit in December. Please join us for a tour of this fabulous early Georgian residence to learn about the house and the days when Maryland was still a British colony.
This two-hour bus tour explores a selection of historic industrial properties around southwest Baltimore. We'll visit success stories like the C.L. McCoy Framing Company, vacant landmarks like the Eigenbrot Brewery, and highlight the potential for historic industrial buildings to help create new jobs and economic opportunities for Baltimore residents. The tour will be followed by a one-hour lunch and discussion at Montgomery Park with guest speakers Bill Cole (Baltimore Development Corporation), Ilana Preuss (Recast City), and Kurt Sommer (Baltimore Integration Partnership).
Join Baltimore Heritage and the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks and Landscapes as we ride with Tour dem Parks, Hon! for a great bike tous on the rich history of Baltimore parks this spring. This guided tour is free but riders are required to register and pay for Tour dem Parks Hon! in advance.
Tour dem Ramparts, Huzzah! Baltimore 1814 by Bike (8:15am)
To RSVP for this ride, first register for the 25-mile Tour on the Tour dem Parks webpage and then register for the free guided tour here. The tour group will meet at Carroll Park at 8:15am sharp!. Best for experienced cyclists – expect a moderate pace and occasional stops.
Imagine the ramparts and bastions! Listen for the sounds of bombs bursting over the rushing stream of the Jones’ Falls as we ride and share stories of Baltimore in 1814 from Carroll Park to Hampstead Hill. Of course, we’ll also be sure to share how Frederick Law Olmsted and the Olmsted Brothers helped to transform these former fortifications into the beautiful public parks we still know and love today.
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RSVP above to join a tour but don’t forget to register for Tour dem Parks before April 30. Registration is $40 for adults or $25 for young riders 15 and under. Proceeds support local non-profit environmental advocacy and cycling organizations.
Support Baltimore parks and enjoy a fun conversation about the history of parks, planning and Olmsted as we pedal together.