There is so much to see and do here in Baltimore that you're going to want to listen closely. To your mp3 player, that is. Some of the city's most respected and exciting attractions are now offering digital audio tours which can be easily downloaded to your own mp3 player so you can explore and take it all in at your own pace according to what interests you most.
The next time you're headed to the Baltimore Museum of Industry, check out their digital offerings, ranging from an audio tour led by educators and historians to a video production highlighting the Port of Baltimore. When used in conjunction with the museum's fascinating exhibits on the early industrialists and innovations that made Baltimore an early American powerhouse, these digital tours enhance the overall tour experience.
At The Baltimore Museum of Art, simply download the Sculpture Garden Podcast to your handheld player and enjoy commentary about Rodin's Balzac and other artworks, or listen in as Matisse's schnauzer Raoudi (pronounced "rowdy") narrates one of the free Acoustiguide audio tours of the BMA's world-renowned collection. Another free podcast courtesy of the BMA tells you about 14 Baltimore monuments, including a few that pay tribute to historic figures such as Francis Scott Key, Edgar Allan Poe and Billie Holiday. Simply upload the narrative and hit the town.
Visitors to The Walters Art Museum will find a random-access Audio Guide to the Museum's collection, utilizing the latest in digital MP3 technology, available at the Visitor Services Desk. There are more than 300 stops and eight hours of narration. It is the perfect way to design your own entertaining and informative tour, with dramatizations, music, "looking" exercises and much more. Several tour options are available, each one providing a different perspective on the museum's collection.
A tour of Mt. Vernon Place is now one of the options on the Walters Audio Guide. Take a player outside and let the audio tour guide your exploration of Mount Vernon Place, the best-preserved 19th-century urban square in the country. Hear the fascinating story of the wealthy and fashionable residents who built the first public monument in the nation and the elegant buildings that surround it, brought to you by the Mount Vernon Cultural District.
If you're looking for a comprehensive tour of the whole of Baltimore, visit BaltimoreAudioTours.com and download a complete driving tour of the whole city, beginning in the Inner Harbor and forming a cohesive loop of 16 points of interest throughout the city.
So plug in those ear buds and start exploring!
Plan your trip!
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- Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War April 16, 2011 - December 31, 2015 | All Day
- The Original Fell’s Point GhostWalk March 1, 2014 - November 29, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy June 9, 2013 - June 9, 2014 | All Day
- Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! October 5, 2013 - August 31, 2014 | All Day