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Fort McHenry Visitor Center (Mark Dennis)

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War of 1812


Take a virtual tour to explore how the War of 1812 shaped Baltimore and the nation.


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Baltimore's Wild Side


From the city’s famed parks to its world-famous aquarium, Baltimore has lots of ways to experience nature without leaving the city’s boundaries. Take a virtual tour to learn more.


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Photo of Charles Street National Scenic Byway

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Charles Street National Scenic Byway


In every great city, there is a great street central to the history that unfolded around it. Baltimore’s Charles Street serves as a yardstick of Baltimore progress for nearly three centuries.


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Baltimore Museum of Industry (David Guiney)

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Baltimore's Museums


Baltimore's fun and fascinating museums are a great way to dive into Baltimore's three centuries of history.


Moreabout Baltimore's fun and fascinating museums are a great way to dive into Baltimore's three centuries of history.
June 2012 Sailabration

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History


During the three-year commemoration of the War of 1812, track your journey with stamps in the heritage area's War of 1812 Bicentennial Passport.


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Photo of Thurgood Marshall's Elementary School

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Thurgood Marshall’s Elementary School


Learn more about the future U.S. Supreme Court Justice's school and his childhood in Baltimore.


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Fort McHenry Visitor Center (Mark Dennis) Courtesy Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Photo of Charles Street National Scenic Byway Baltimore Museum of Industry (David Guiney) June 2012 Sailabration Photo of Thurgood Marshall's Elementary School

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Discover Baltimore's History and Its Personalities

Our City Hall lecture series continues in 2014. Our March lectures honor the contributions of women to Baltimore's history.

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Help Create Our New Heritage Trail

The heritage area is working on the next urban heritage trail for downtown Baltimore's westside. Find out about our April 29 workshop and how you can help shape this trail!

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Preservation Tax Credits 101

Learn more about federal, state, and local tax credits that encourage the preservation of designated historic properties.

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Explore Baltimore's 1812 History with the Bicentennial Passport!

Collect stamps from around Baltimore and get a commemorative coin!

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War of 1812 Teacher's Resource Guide

The guide is a reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812 and the role Marylanders played in the conflict.

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We're continuing to add new information and articles to the website. Check here for the latest additions.

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4/29/2014

learn more about Westside Trail Vision Workshop

The heritage area is planning a new urban trail for downtown’s Westside. Come and tell us what buildings and stories are important to this historic area of Baltimore!

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5/22/2014

learn more about BNHA Annual Meeting

Save the date! More details to come about the heritage area’s annual meeting.

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