If you’re looking to get outside and enjoy springtime in the city, we have plenty of opportunities to get some fresh air on our upcoming walking tours, a bike tour through Druid Hill Park, and the latest chance to get inside the Shot Tower.
On Saturday, May 11, our Baltimore by Foot series continues in Union Square where we’re asking what H.L. Mencken might think of summer concerts and window boxes. That same day, we’re also offering our final Lexington Market tour for the spring—and it even has a few spots still open! The following Saturday, May 18, our last Baltimore by Foot tour for the season explores the history (and future) of arts and entertainment on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Early next month, on Saturday, June 8, we hope you can put a little air in your tires and ride along for The Nooks and Crannies of Druid Hill Park by Bike with our two veteran tour leaders Dr. Ralph Brown and artist Graham Coreil-Allen. We keep to a modest pace and a mostly flat grade so people of all biking abilities are welcome.
Finally, whether it rains or shines, our Monumental City Tours continue on Sunday mornings with Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower on May 12 and Mount Vernon and the Washington Monument on May 19. These affordable tours are a great way to show off the city to visiting family and friends.
With wishes for a happy spring, I hope to see you on one (or two or more!) of our upcoming tours.
The Union Square neighborhood invites you to our 33rd annual Christmas Cookie Tour. The park and the homes will all be decorated to celebrate the season.
On December 10, 2017, the historic Union Square neighborhood is hosting its 32nd annual Christmas Cookie Tour. Up to 20 houses will open up and greet visitors to homemade cookies, brownies, candies and libation. The tour is open from noon until 4:30pm and starts at the Hollins Market Pratt Library branch (1401 Hollins Street). Tickets are $20 and are available online or at the door.
Henry Louis Mencken wrote that his house on Hollins Street was “as much a part of me as my own two hands,” and his personality can be seen in everything from the parquet floors to the garden tiles. We’re celebrating Mencken’s birthday this year with a visit to his Union Square house. Please join us and our partners the Baltimore National Heritage Area and Friends of the H.L. Mencken House for some wine and cheese, a tour of the house, and an update on plans for restoring and reopening the building.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, we’re telling you why! It’s the 31st annual Union Square Christmas Cookie Tour! After serving more than 300,000 mouthwatering cookies, they will kick off the traditional jubilee on Friday, December 9th at 7:00 pm with the Union Square Park Christmas Tree Lighting and welcome. The Cookie Tour will be held on December 11th from 12:00 pm until 4:30 pm and starts at 1401 Hollins Street.