Image courtesy of Doors Open Baltimore.

After two years of virtual events, Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) is back in person for its 9th annual “Doors Open Baltimore” festival.

BAF, an organization that encourages the celebration and recognition of Baltimore architectural history, heritage and design innovations, will host a free city-wide festival of architecture and neighborhoods.

Testival will feature park and neighborhood tours as well as behind-the-scenes tours of Baltimore landmarks during the first weekend in October.

The weekend of events will begin Sept. 29 at the MICA Brown Center with a lecture, “Preservation for the People, The Fight for Development Without Displacement,” from Nicole King, a historian, preservationist, and associate professor in the Department of American Studies at UMBC.

More than 40 buildings and sites around the city will be open to the public, including BAF’s new headquarters at the Center for Architecture and Design, on Oct. 1. 

Attendees can enjoy guided tours all over Baltimore City and Baltimore County on Oct. 2, including a tour to learn about the development of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

“We are thankful for technology to allow us to offer virtual and hybrid events the last two years, and we cannot wait to open doors all over the city this year,” BAF Associate Director Margaret Stella Melikian said in a statement. “There is truly something special about seeing these spaces and hearing their stories in person.”

BAF will also offer virtual presentations Oct. 7 and 21.

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