Tag: Monumental City

Baltimore by Foot is showing off the city from the Gwynns Falls to Lauraville!

Spring is finally here and we are ready to take you on a tour. Our Monumental City tours kick off on Sunday, April 8 with our Jonestown and the Shot Tower tour—the same day that the Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar opens for the season! On Sunday mornings from April to November, you can take a walk to explore downtown, the Shot Tower, Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument. This year, we’ve added Federal Hill to the mix so be sure to check out the full schedule.

If you save Sunday for sleeping in, you can still sign up for our Saturday morning neighborhood walking tour series beginning on Saturday, April 21. Our annual Baltimore by Foot neighborhood walking tours show off four unique historic neighborhoods and one beautiful historic park:

You can sign up for just one tour or all five! We have tickets left for every tour but we expect to sell out. I hope you can get outside, enjoy the warmer weather, and come along for a tour soon.

Meet Maryland horses and Mediterranean olives on our upcoming tours

This year marks a full century of Pompeian Olive Oil making olive oil in Baltimore, and we hope you can join us on our May 17 afternoon tour of their Pulaski Highway factory, including a peek at a 300-year-old olive press, the processing plant, and expert cooking tips along the way.

On the morning of May 17, you can join us in getting ready for Preakness with a morning tour of Pimlico Racetrack from its stables (including Preakness horses in training) to the Jockey’s locker room and famed clubhouse with its signature weather vane. And don’t forget about our tour next week of the Maryland House, our state’s contribution to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, with our partner Preservation Maryland.

Spring also means our Monumental City Tours are up and running the first four Sunday mornings of every month from now until Thanksgiving. Bring a friend and join us on these one-hour jaunts to learn more about Baltimore: Jonestown and the Shot Tower, Landmarks and Lions Downtown, Mt. Vernon and the Washington Monument, and the Patterson Park Observatory.

Lastly, our annual Baltimore by Foot tour series starts off this weekend in Seton Hill. We are thrilled with the huge response these tours have generated—we only have spaces left on the Hunting Ridge and Harbor East to Jonestown tours, so make sure to sign up today to save your spot.