2020 South Clinton Street S.S. John W. Brown Ship Baltimore, MD 21224 +1 410 558 0646
Project Liberty Ship is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the World War II S.S. John W. Brown Liberty ship. As a historic museum, the ship is open for tours, exhibitions and social functions. The John W. Brown is one of only two operating Liberty ships from a fleet of 2710. Arrangements must be made by phone first.
3001 Boston Street Baltimore, MD 21224 +1 410 396 7931
This small, quiet, waterside park will never rival the Inner Harbor as a tourist attraction, but some consider this a bit of good fortune-especially those tourists (and locals) who discover it for themselves. What they find is an eight-block-or-so stretch of brick walkway, bordered on one side by a thin field of tree-lined grass and on the other by a sea-wall and the harbor. Sailboats, freighters, and tugs glide by. People fish, frolic, and picnic. Sit on the dock, enjoy the sea breeze and relax.
2400 Boston Street Suite 112 Baltimore, MD 21224 +1 410 522 4556
Housed in the renovated American Can Co., the Chesapeake Wine Co. offers tastings every Tuesday beginning at 7p. Each tasting features about eight wines that share a common theme, accompanied by bread and cheese. On occasion, a local restaurant will offer food. After the tasting, you can buy the wines that were featured at discounted prices. Chesapeake also offers the chance to learn about your favorite wine. During each class, students taste six to eight wines and hear about their history. Reservations are required.
2601 East Baltimore Street Patterson Park Baltimore, MD 21224 +1 410 396 7931
Patterson Park is located in the heart of Baltimore. This public park is a popular recreational spot among locals and tourists. Take a jog, enjoy a picnic on its verdant lawns or relax with some fishing at the boat lake. It features tennis courts, playgrounds and a swimming pool that are a good bet for sports enthusiasts. Punctuating the center of this landscape is a pagoda-style observation tower that provides stunning views of the city. The architectural highlight of this green space is the General Casimir Pulaski Monument.
2600 Madison Avenue Lakeside Road off Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21217 +1 410 396 7931
This large piece of wilderness (over 450 acres) offers miles of trails for hiking and jogging. One of the main trails circumscribes Lake Roland, which was once one of the city's main reservoirs. Other trails reach back into densely forested areas, some taking you over scenic footbridges and others through small tunnels. The only caveat is that the park is a popular destination for dog walkers, and the less rugged trails are often crowded. Otherwise, it's a great urban escape.
1500 Washington Boulevard Carroll Park Baltimore, MD 21230 +1 410 837 3262
Mount Clare was built in 1760 by Charles Carroll, a barrister, Revolutionary patriot and distant relative of the signer of the Declaration of Independence by the same name. This two-story Georgian brick home has been reconstructed adding to elegance and class of the edifice. Original paintings, furniture and decorative art are on display. Mount Clare was named in the National Register of Historic places in 1970.
Gay Street and Water Street Baltimore, MD 21202 +1 410 752 2630
The Holocaust Memorial in downtown Baltimore was originally built in 1980 and was refurbished in 1997. Today, the centerpiece of the stark gray memorial is two concrete monoliths that represent the boxcars used to transport Jews to the Nazi death camps during World War II. Railroad tracks surround the structure. The redesign which involved the removal of a grassy hill, gives passersby along the Inner Harbor a view of the memorial.
NS Savannah was built in the late 1950s and was the first cargo-passenger ship fueled by nuclear power. It in service from 1964 to 1972 and was later converted into a museum. The vessel was moved several times till 2008 when it was finally towed at Baltimore, Maryland after the removal of its nuclear systems. She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1991. NS Savannah till date remains of great historic and national importance.
409 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 727 3565
Considered one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture, the Baltimore Basilica is the nation's oldest Catholic cathedral. Begun in 1806 and completed in 1821, the cathedral was designed by Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the U.S. Capitol. With its six Corinthian columns fronting a grand portico, the cathedral resembles a Greek temple. Nine stained-glass windows fill the massive interior with light. Visitors in recent years have included Pope John Paul II and the late Mother Theresa.
699 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201 +1 410 396 1049
Towering above Mount Vernon Place is Baltimore's Washington Monument. The marble Doric column towers 178 feet with a statue of George Washington at its crown. The reward for climbing the steep, winding 228 steps is a bird's-eye view of Baltimore. The base contains a small museum with exhibits chronicling the architecture and development of the monument, which took nearly 15 years to build (1815-1829).
This museum showcases the history of work in Baltimore, from
the mid 19th century to the present day. The museum's gallery space and research center offers information about Maryland's businesses and industries, from the lost art of handcrafted tin ...
This observation area, on the 27th floor of the World
Trade Center, offers panoramic views of the Baltimore Harbor. There is also a museum that displays artifacts from Baltimore's past and a gift shop featuring the famous Maryland crab. ...
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
The sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry
during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the national anthem, the 'Star Spangled Banner'. A replica of that flag waves over the harbor side port, ...