Jonestown
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Home to many historic museums and landmarks, Jonestown is known as Baltimore’s historically Jewish neighborhood.

Jonestown

Learn About Maryland’s Jewish History and Heritage

The Jewish Museum of Maryland chronicles the life of Jewish Americans in the Maryland region throughout history with changing exhibits, galleries and events. The museum is located between the historic Lloyd Street and B’nai Israel Synagogues.

Celebrate the Contribution’s of Maryland African Americans

Learn about the history, lives and influence of African Americans from Maryland such as Thurgood Marshall, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday and Harriet Tubman at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Rotating exhibits explore the experiences of modern day African Americans and permanent exhibits trace history from slavery to segregation.

America’s History is Baltimore’s History

Baltimore is the site of many significant moments in American history. Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem while the British bombed Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 and he was inspired by the flag he saw flying above the fort, which was sewn by Baltimore seamstress Mary Young Pickersgill. At the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Jonestown visitors can see the home where Mary, her mother and her daughter lived and what their daily life was like. Nearby, tour Carroll Mansion, the winter home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. Then head to the Phoenix Shot Tower to see where 2.5 million pounds of “drop shot” were manufactured for pistols and rifles.

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