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Historical Attractions

From the time that Captain John Smith sailed into Baltimore’s harbor (yes, that Captain John Smith so prominent in America’s early days) to the penning of our National Anthem, the story of the African Americans journey to freedom, the industrial revolution, and waves of immigrants, Baltimore’s story is America’s story.

From Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Federal Hill, there is so much to explore. Each period in America’s march from a British colony to industrial powerhouse can be discovered along our Belgian-block streets, on our national historical trails and scenic byways, in our tiny row houses, and in our mansions of the gilded-age.

Featured Places to Visit

The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Hampden
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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Hampden
1901 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 547-0264
Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westside
Historic Sites
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Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westside
519 W. Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-2072
Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
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Civic Works- Clifton Mansion
North - Less than 10 miles
2701 St. Lo Drive Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 366-8533
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
Historic Sites
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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
Historic Jonestown
844 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 837-1793

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Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore

Famed American writer Edgar Allan Poe came from a Baltimore family, lived part of his life in and around the city, published his second volume of poetry in 1829 and launched a litera…

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Historic Religious Venues & Colleges

Baltimore’s religious venues and colleges are an integral part of our city’s past and present.…

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Whether you're an armchair historian or planning a school trip, Fort McHenry is a must-see historical site when visiting Baltimore.…

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Baltimore and the War of 1812

After years of friction between the young United States and Great Britain over U.S.…

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