Tag: walking tours

Historic Reservoir Hill Garden & Home Tour

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Reservoir Hill Garden Tour

catch of the day fish (2)Baltimore truly is the Charm City—and never is that more apparent than when our gardens and trees are in full bloom, and the early summer sun dapples the city just so, accenting the remarkable architecture that’s around almost every corner. Thankfully, this is also the season when many of our most beautiful historic neighborhoods make themselves available through walking home and garden tours—with residents eager to show off their blocks in all their blooming glory. This year marks the 20th annual home and garden tour in historic Reservoir Hill, and it takes place June 7th and 8th. Save those dates.

Mother’s Day Home and Garden Tour in Fell’s Point

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Fells Point Mothers Day

catch of the day fish (2)Still looking for a great way to spend this Mother’s Day? Make it a relaxing one with the 43rd Annual Historic Harbor House Tour of Fell’s Point. The tour consists of about a dozen houses, including such “perennials” as the Robert Long House and Colonial Garden, the Thomas Lamdin House, and “The Palace on Dallas.” The other homes will include an assortment of Fell’s Point residences ranging from cozy historic houses with beautiful urban gardens to dramatic, light-filled contemporary homes. Docents will be available at each location to further educate guests on the history of the home and the style and unique characteristics found within, as well as the story of the owners. That being said, the tour is self-guided, so you can take the time you need and go at your (and mom’s) own pace.

Federal Hill Historic Ghost Tours

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Federal Hill Historic Ghost Tours in Baltimore

We’ve all had the experience at this point. You’ve just finished cleaning up from your Labor Day barbecue.  You go the grocery store to pick up rations for the coming work week, and suddenly there’s a giant pumpkin display right there in front of the glass doors. What happened to the pool toys and sand-castle supplies that were there yesterday? Even if the weather says differently, Fall has come and Halloween is just around the corner.

Baltimore By Foot

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Have you heard of Baltimore Heritage? The 50-year old non-profit is Baltimore’s historical and architectural preservation organization. Its Spring Walking Tour series — this year featuring Charles Village, Bolton Hill, Roland Park, Ten Hills  and Curtis Bay — provides guided strolls that uncover the buildings, stories and places that weave the cultural fabric of Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods. Walking tours are $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

The 2012 tours start on April 21 and continue on every Saturday through May 19!

Read on for the details then register online today. Registrations will be confirmed by e-mail, including information on how to pay.

Spring 2012 Tours

LGBT Heritage: Charles Village – April 21, 10 a.m. to noon
Creating the Movement: Baltimore’s Early LGBT History in Charles Village

Over forty years ago, members of Baltimore’s gay and lesbian network launched a concerted effort to organize and build a more open community.  Many of these early leaders lived in Charles Village and the projects they spearheaded happened in this central Baltimore neighborhood.  Please join LGBT leaders Richard Oloizia and Richard Hughes, and a number of other luminaries in the LGBT community, on a tour through Charles Village to learn about the early organizing campaigns and the people behind them.

Meet in front of Normals Bookstore, 425 E. 31st  St.  Park on the street.

Bolton Square – April 28, 10:00 a.m. to noon
A New Historic Community in a Historic Neighborhood

In 1967, Bolton Square arose as an urban renewal project after a number of blocks in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood were cleared as “slums.”  With 36 light-filled and open houses designed by noted architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen clustered around a communal green space, the architect and developer strove to create a middle class community that would attract people back into the city.  Today Bolton Square celebrates its 45th anniversary and itself is officially designated as a Baltimore City historic district.  Join residents and Bolton Square history aficionados Jon Kaplan and Joel Pearson on a tour of this Modernist architectural gem.

Meet at the home of our tour guides, 1416 Mason St. Mason St. runs parallel to Eutaw St. and is between Eutaw and Bolton. The nearest cross street is Lafayette Avenue. Park on the street.

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