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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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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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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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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 Museum of Industry (David Guiney)

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


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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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Show Your Pride with a 15-Star, 15-Stripe Flag

The heritage area, in partnership with the City of Baltimore, is helping the city prepare for the Star-Spangled Spectacular by promoting the use of 15-star, 15-stripe flags on all public and private buildings.

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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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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 upcoming workshops 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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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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