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Baltimore’s Group Tour Itineraries

Let us help you plan the perfect visit for your group.

Baltimore’s rich history and geographic location make it the perfect place to bring your groups for a day or more. Our amazing attractions, one-of-a-kind museums, delicious culinary experiences and unique historical relevance to the founding of our country promise to deliver through the itineraries we have listed below. Crafted by local tour operators, these itineraries showcase all of the best of Baltimore and can be designed to suit your audiences.

**All tours are customizable and elements of each tour are subject to change due to availability and health and safety protocols.

When you’re ready to book, be sure to reach out to Eric Masterton, Director of Tourism, at [email protected].

Pirates & Patriots

Discover why Baltimore was once considered a “nest of pirates” and how a group of patriots helped end the War of 1812 and inspired our National Anthem. Visit the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House where Mary Pickersgill and a group of six women hand-stitched the flag that inspired The Star-Spangled Banner. A stop high atop Federal Hill will offer a breathtaking view of the Inner Harbor and city skyline. At Fort McHenry you’ll stand on the same ramparts as the American defenders did over 200 years ago. A Water Taxi ride across the harbor will take you to the historic maritime community of Fell’s Point where the fast clipper ships were built. Then enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Stop by the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House to see the replica of the original flag.

In the Footsteps of Freedom Seekers

As home to legends such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Billie Holiday, Carmelo Anthony and Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore has rich African American heritage. Tour the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, take a walking tour of Fell’s Point, where Frederick Douglass spent his formative years, visit the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum and enjoy a southern cuisine inspired lunch at the award-winning Miss Shirley’s Cafe as seen on the Food Network.

Lewis museum

Explore the many exhibitions and artifacts at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

Taste of Baltimore Food Tour

Get a taste of Baltimore’s diverse cultural influences. Take a tour of the American Visionary Art Museum, full of works by self taught artists, to whet your palate. Then head to nearby Cross Street Market for a plethora of international and local cuisines. A stop at Phillips Seafood is a must to learn the art of crab picking—a treasured Baltimore pastime. Then top it off with a rye whiskey tasting at the award-winning Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

Exterior of Cross Street Market

Cross Street Market is at the heart of Federal Hill.

Nevermore Baltimore

A photograph of Edgar Allen Poe's grave in Baltimore.

Edgar Allan Poe’s final resting place at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground.

Explore the city that inspired Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre writing. Visit the home he lived in with his wife, stop at the Pratt Library to see the extensive Poe literary collection, toast the bard with brandy at his grave at Westminster Hall and see the bar where Poe is said to have spent his final hours. Conclude with lunch in historic Fell’s Point.

Baltimore is Full of Ships

Visit the Historic Ships in Baltimore within the Inner Harbor and learn about the amazing history behind each ship, then sail with Hornblower Cruises & Events for a relaxing brunch cruise while enjoying breathtaking waterfront views.

USS Constellation

Climb aboard the USS Constellation in the Inner Harbor.

O, Say Can You See

Travel back in time to 1814 when Baltimoreans were defending the city against the British, fighting to keep their freedom. Join “Francis Scott Key” as he helps you imagine Baltimore when the British threatened our country—from the top of Federal Hill to see the smoke rising from Washington DC, to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House as the flag was being stitched. Board Cruises on the Bay by Watermark’s Poe-inspired “Raven” for a narrated lunch cruise out to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine to see the battlements from the perspective that inspired the penning of our national anthem.

Fort McHenry

Travel back in time at Fort McHenry, birthplace of our national anthem.

 

Destination Innovation

B&O No. 57 "Memnon" steam engine with a display mannequin at the B&O Railroad Museum.

See the fleet of historic locomotives at the B&O Railroad Museum.

Baltimore is a hub of American innovation. Start with a tour of the B&O Railroad Museum where the first mile of commercial track was laid in America. Next, fast-forward to the space age with a visit to the National Electronics Museum, a museum dedicated to displaying the technological advances of our nation’s defense through radar and satellites. Then get an inside look at the science of brewing beer with a tour and lunch at Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

Eco-Excitement, Spirit of the Waterfront

Learn what steps Baltimore is taking to make the Inner Harbor swimmable and fishable. Begin with a brief walking eco-tour of the Inner Harbor waterfront to see Baltimore’s own Mr. Trash Wheel, oyster farming, wetlands and other special initiatives led by local organizations to improve water quality. Then enjoy a visit to the National Aquarium followed by a scrumptious lunch.

Exterior of the National Aquarium seen by the water.

Visit the award-winning National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor.

Play Ball

Calling all baseball fans. Baltimore is home to baseball legends Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken Jr. and MLB team the Baltimore Orioles. Take a tour of Camden Yards, one of the country’s most beautiful ballparks, visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum and  enjoy lunch at a local brew pub near the stadium.

Aerial view of Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Baltimore.

Zoo & Brew

What’s the “brew haha” in Baltimore? A fabulous, fun zoo and a vibrant craft beer scene. Join us on a behind the scenes tour of the Maryland Zoo, America’s third oldest zoological park spanning 135 acres, including the award-winning African Penguin Exhibit. Then experience more Baltimore history one pint at a time in Hampden, a funky mill town neighborhood with several craft breweries. Sample local beer and tour one of the breweries and enjoy lunch onsite.

Close up of Magellanic Penguins on a sunny day.

Be sure to stop by the Maryland Zoo to check out Penguin Coast.

Taste of the Waterfront

Enjoy a morning of walking in wonder exploring four of Baltimore’s waterfront neighborhoods: the Inner Harbor, Harbor East, Harbor Point and Fell’s Point. Food stops will be made in each area, stories shared, and time will be provided for a bit of shopping. Then return to the Inner Harbor by water taxi.

A water taxi in the Inner Harbor.

The best way to see Baltimore is by water taxi.

Inner Harbor Sightseeing Lunch Cruise

Don’t have the time for a full sightseeing tour? Join us on this 45-minute sightseeing cruise courtesy of Hornblower Cruises. Enjoy a box-lunch as you take in the story of the revitalization of the Inner Harbor of Baltimore.

Aerial view of the Inner Harbor.

Aerial view of the Inner Harbor.

Food for Thought in Fell's Point

A view of a street in Fells Point, Baltimore.

Take time for a little window shopping in Fell’s Point.

Begin with a short walk to the Inner Harbor and then board the water taxi and sail to Fell’s Point while enjoying guided narration of the Baltimore waterfront. On foot, explore a storied maritime neighborhood that spans 250 years. Hear tales of the Star-Spangled Banner, Frederick Douglass and Kevin Plank of Under Armour and more while visiting markets and restaurants to sample local foods. Then finish with a beer tasting at a tap house.

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