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Baltimore National Heritage Area walking tours uncover local stories and surprises on every corner. Experience Baltimore’s unique heritage with tours of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Three unique guided tours are offered from April through October. (Tour fees, times, and locations may vary).

Regular tours are offered April 2 through October 30, 2016. Group tours (10 or more people) are available year-round; call 410-878-6411 ext 4 for more details.

2016 TOUR PRICING

Adults - $10
Seniors/Military/Students with ID - $7
Children 12 and Under – Free with paying adult

Please call 410-878-6411 for pricing and schedules for groups and student tours.



HERITAGE WALK

The city's oldest urban trail leads visitors through three distinct areas of Baltimore: the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, and historic Jonestown. The route passes by the USS Constellation, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, the Carroll Mansion, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Heritage Walk Tour Schedule

April 2 - April 30, 2016
• Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

May 1 - October 30, 2016
• Monday through Friday at 10 a.m.
• Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
FREE TOUR | Monday, August 8 in commemoration of Baltimore Day
FREE TOUR | Thursday, August 25 in commemoration of the centennial of the National Park Service

Purchase guided tour tickets at the Baltimore Visitor Center located at 401 Light Street at the Inner Harbor (just south of the HarborPlace Mall).  Heritage Walk guided tours depart from the Baltimore Visitor Center.


HISTORIC FELL’S POINT TRAIL
History runs throughout the cobblestone streets of Fell's Point. Founded in 1726 by William Fell, a shipbuilder from England, Fell's Point served as the city's deep-water port for over a century. The area's residents were eyewitnesses to the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Shipbuilders crafted impressive ships, including the young U.S. Navy's USS Constellation and the USS Enterprise. Frederick Douglass periodically resided as a slave in Fell's Point until 1838 when he fled bondage.

Historic Fell's Point Trail Tour Schedule

April 2 - April 30, 2016
• Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

May 1 - October 30, 2016
• Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Please note: Tours for August 12 and August 13 have been cancelled.

Purchase guided tour tickets at the Fell's Point Visitor Center located at 1724-26 Thames Street or the Baltimore Visitor Center located at 401 Light Street at the Inner Harbor (just south of the HarborPlace Mall). Historic Fell's Point Trail guided tours depart from the Fell's Point Visitor Center.

 

MOUNT VERNON CULTURAL WALK
The Cultural Walk explores the fine architecture and world-renowned institutions along the Charles Street National Scenic Byway. Impressive buildings and monuments line the corridor, from Benjamin Latrobe's Basilica to the sophisticated minimalism of Mies van der Rohe's One Charles Center. The nation's first monument to George Washington stands tall in the center of Mount Vernon Park, just steps away from some of the nation's foremost cultural institutions, including the Walters Art Museum, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Peabody Institute.

Mount Vernon Cultural Walk Tour Schedule (hosted by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and the Baltimore National Heritage Area) -- every first Sunday of the month

Tours start at the Inner Harbor Visitor Center at 401 Light Street and ends at the Washington Monument. The walking tour does not include climbing the monument; reservations for the monument climb after the conclusion of your tour can be made in advance at MVPConservancy.org.

Mount Vernon Cultural Walk tours are every first Sunday from May through October. Tours start at 10 am and last approximately 90 minutes. 

  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 3
  • Aug. 5 (Special Friday Tour)
  • Aug. 7
  • Sept. 4
  • Oct. 2

A map and guide of the Mount Vernon Cultural Walk for self-guided touring is available for purchase at the Baltimore Visitor Center located at 401 Light Street at the Inner Harbor. Group tours (10 or more people) of the Mount Vernon Cultural Walk can be arranged by calling 410-878-6411. 


 

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE HERITAGE TRAIL
The city's newest urban heritage trail explores the city's historic African American neighborhood. Visitors explore Baltimore's civil rights legacy, stroll past a rich tapestry of residential and church architecture, and learn about Pennsylvania Avenue's special place in history as one of the nation's premier African American entertainment districts.

A free map and guide of the Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail is available at the Baltimore Visitor Center located at 401 Light Street at the Inner Harbor.

Group tours (10 or more people) of the Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail can be arranged by calling 410-878-6411. Generally, the tours begin at the State Center Station (Baltimore Metro Subway) and conclude near the Upton Station.

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