Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District & Downtown West
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This area gets its name from the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower and is home to a number of arts and cultural centers.

Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District & Downtown West

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower

This district gets its name from the iconic Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, which has been a part of the Baltimore skyline since 1911. The tower was built by the inventor of the headache remedy Bromo Seltzer, sold in the highly recognizable blue glass bottles. Inside the tower is the Emerson/Maryland Glass Museum which houses the largest collection of Bromo Seltzer and Maryland Glass bottles in existence. There are also 15 floors of artist studios which are often open for tours and showcase exhibitions. At the top visitors can tour the clock room to see the largest four-dial gravity-driven non-chiming clock in the world with magnificent 24-foot dials.

Nonstop Entertainment

For theater, performances and music you won’t have to go far in this neighborhood. All within blocks are the legendary Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center where you can catch national Broadway tours, Everyman Theatre, showcasing professional actors from the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region, and Royal Farms Arena, a mixed-use venue where you can see everything from international rockstars and well-known musical artists to monster truck rallys and entertainment on ice.

Trace Edgar Allan Poe’s Life in Baltimore

The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum is located in the former home of famed macrabre writer Edgar Allan Poe. See artifacts from his life such as a his writing desk, and then head to Westminster Hall and Burying Ground less than a mile away to see Poe’s gravesite. If you’re there in October (the month of his death) or January (the month of his birth) you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Poe Toaster carrying out a tradition that dates back to the 1940’s when a dark figure would lay three roses and a bottle of cognac at Poe’s grave on his birthday, or a number of other events celebrating the life of this enigmatic man.

Did You Know?

Founded in 1782, Lexington Market is the oldest continually running market in America. Visitors and locals alike come back again and again for favorites that have been in operation for decades like Faidley’s Seafood and Connie’s Chicken and Waffles.

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