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Springtime is here! Check out our Baltimore by Foot tours from Mount Washington to Pigtown

The first day of spring is here (even if it arrives with a bit of snow) and it’s time for our annual Baltimore by Foot neighborhood walking tours. This year, we’re thrilled to be touring five quite different neighborhoods with resident experts and local historians. Come on one tour or come on them all!

If you missed our Mount Vernon Love Stories Valentine’s walking tour in February, you’re in luck. A cold alert forced us to cancel but we rescheduled with Jamie Hunt to lead the tour again on Sunday, April 12 with a morning and afternoon option. Finally, don’t miss our upcoming tour of the 1889 Jenkins House on Maryland Avenue on March 26 for a look into this historic orphanage that has helped generations of Baltimoreans.

We Dig Hampstead Hill! Community Open House

Patterson Park, known as Hampstead Hill in the early 1800s, was the site of Baltimore’s major defensive position against a British land invasion in the War of 1812. With funding from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority and the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program, Baltimore Heritage is undertaking an archaeological investigation of Patterson Park from April 15 through May 10, 2014.

Volunteer Workshop – 8:00 am to 9:00 am

After some rainy weather to start the week, we’ve added a second volunteer workshop for anyone who was unable to attend our workshop on Tuesday evening. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with our updated volunteer FAQ.

Community Open House – 9:00am to 12:00pm

For the first weekend of the We Dig Hampstead Hill field excavations, we are welcoming anyone interested in learning more about the project to stop by Patterson Park, meet our archeological team and learn more about the history of Hampstead Hill.