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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

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
History Museums
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
Evergreen Museum & Library
Evergreen Museum & Library
Charles Village/Homewood
Historic Sites
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Evergreen Museum & Library
Charles Village/Homewood
3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-0341
The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Hampden
Historic Sites
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The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Inc.
Hampden
1901 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 547-0264
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Westside
Historic Sites
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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Westside
P.O. Box 23773 Baltimore, MD 21223
(443) 327-9789

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Things To Do
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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

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