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

Jewish Museum of Maryland
Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
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Jewish Museum of Maryland
Historic Jonestown
15 Lloyd St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 732-6400
Historic Ships In Baltimore
Inner Harbor
Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-1797
Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Downtown West
519 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-2072
Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
Bolton Hill
1316 Park Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 523-1542

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Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad

Before the Civil War, enslaved people used a secret network of routes and sanctuaries to help them reach freedom known as the Underground Railroad.…

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Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore

It’s often contested which U.S.…

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Explore the Impact of the War of 1812

Maryland Historical Society  …

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The War Came By Train

The Civil War was the first major conflict where railroads played a prominent role, and the B&O was the major line that straddled a divided country.…

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