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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

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 in Baltimore’s skyline as a reminder of our early industrial heritage and is a must-see for visitors and locals alike!

Our Monumental City tours are guided walks exploring iconic Baltimore landmarks in Downtown, Jonestown, Mount Vernon and Federal Hill on the first four Sundays of every month, excluding holiday weekends. Our Jonestown tour is organized in partnership with Carroll Museums, Inc.

Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

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 in Baltimore’s skyline as a reminder of our early industrial heritage and is a must-see for visitors and locals alike!

Our Monumental City tours are guided walks exploring iconic Baltimore landmarks in Downtown, Jonestown, Mount Vernon and Federal Hill on the first four Sundays of every month, excluding holiday weekends. Our Jonestown tour is organized in partnership with Carroll Museums, Inc.

Side by side images of a painted synagogue with columns in front and an ornate brick synagoe with arched windows.

A Two-Fer Historic Synagogue Tour: Lloyd Street and B’Nai Israel in East Baltimore

Did you know that on one block of Lloyd Street in East Baltimore, adjacent to Lombard Street’s famous “Corned Beef Row,” stand two of the city’s oldest synagogues? Lloyd Street Synagogue (built 1845 and the 3rd oldest synagogue in the country) and B’Nai Israel (built in the 1870s) were at the center of the historic Jewish community of East Baltimore. Join us as we visit these historic structures and learn about architecture, immigration, and history with a guide from the Jewish Museum of Baltimore.

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Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore’s Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city—historic Jonestown. On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you’ll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower—the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore’s Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city—historic Jonestown. On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you’ll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower—the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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