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Evening Mariner Series: 19th Century Baltimore: A City of Immigrants

August 18, 2018

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Contact

Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse
711 S President St Pier V
Baltimore, MD 21202
Directions
Phone:
410-539-1797

Overview

Join Baltimore historian and educator Wayne R. Schaumburg for an illustrated program on Baltimore's role as a major port of entry for immigrants during the 19th century. Prior to the Civil War, nearly 170,000 immigrants arrived in Baltimore mainly from Germany and Ireland due to economic hardship. However, during the period from 1865-1900, the city received over 600,000 immigrants. Most were from the countries of central and eastern Europe including Germany, Russia Lithuania, Austria-Hungary, and Bohemia. These immigrants,for the most part, sailed on the North German Lloyd Line from Bremen to piers 8 & 9 at Locust Point located directly adjacent to Fort McHenry. Here they waited in line to pass cursory physical exams and the critical eyes of immigration officials. Many of these newcomers stayed in town just long enough to board a B&O train bound for points west. Others, though, would settle in Baltimore, raise families, and go to work for the railroads, the port, or industries such as the booming garment and canning businesses. Many of their descendants are today's Baltimoreans.

Event Details

Event Category General Information Neighborhood

  • History
  • Kid-friendly
  • LGBT
  • Out & About
  • Singles
  • Sites & Attractions
  • Admission: Adults (21 & up) $10, Teen/Student (15-20) $8, Youth (14 & under) $6 Interested in more than one program? Chose any three and receive a combination discount: Adults (21 & up) $25, Teen/Student (15-20) $20, Youth (14 & under) $15 Combinations can be
  • Family-friendly
  • Inner Harbor

Amenities

Event Category
  • History
  • Kid-friendly
  • LGBT
  • Out & About
  • Singles
  • Sites & Attractions
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General Information
  • Admission: Adults (21 & up) $10, Teen/Student (15-20) $8, Youth (14 & under) $6 Interested in more than one program? Chose any three and receive a combination discount: Adults (21 & up) $25, Teen/Student (15-20) $20, Youth (14 & under) $15 Combinations can be
  • Family-friendly
  • See less
Neighborhood
  • Inner Harbor
  • See less