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     Baltimore,
     
     
     

     "Baltimore, MD"
     
     Baltimore, Maryland
     
     
     One of America's oldest seaports, since the 1600s the port of Baltimore has attracted ships and visitors from all over the world. Baltimore is the largest city in the state and boasts six universiteies, shipbuilding, a major league team, and much more. A year-round destination, there's no bad time of year to visit Baltimore. Visitors to Baltimore can go out to a ball game, attend the symphony, shop 'til they drop, and visit historic sites all in the same day...and still have time left to enjoy a meal at one of the city's famous restaurants. Events include Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, of Federal Hill, Preakness Celebration, Baltimore Herb Festival, and the Baltimore Fourth of July Celebration.

     1840 House
     33 S. Front Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-3523
     
     The historic house features guided tours and a living history presentation portraying the family life of a 19th-century wheelwright.

     B & O Railroad Museum
     901 W. Pratt Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 752-2464
     http://www.borail.org/
     Known as the birthplace of American railroading and the museum consists of an extensive collection of original and replica locomotives, dating back to 1829. At one time there stood shops surrounding the station that built thousands of cars and engines known as the "The Railroad University."

     Babe Ruth Birthplace & Orioles Museum
     216 Emory St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 727-1539
     http://www.baberuthmuseum.com/
     The museum contains Babe Ruth photographs, paintings, and memorabilia. This site offers the birthplace of Babe Ruth, Maryland's other baseball greats, and the Baltimore Orioles.

     Baltimore City Conservatory
     Druid Hill Park, near entrance
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-0180
     
     The conservatory is known as "The Palm House" because of its collection of tropical plants.

     Baltimore City Hall
     100 N. Holiday St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 837-5424
     http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/
     This historic site has been restored in sections of historical or architectural significance and has some of the finest examples of architectural ironwork in the country. The building also includes a 110-foot rotunda, a courtyard, galleries and exhibits relating to the city's history.

     Baltimore City Life Museums
     33 S. Front St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-3523
     http://www.charm.net/~bclm/
     A group of attractions in downtown Baltimore.

     Baltimore Maritime Museum
     802 S. Caroline Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-3453
     http://www.baltomaritimemuseum.org/
     The museum of ships contains the USS Torsk, a floating lighthouse called Chesapeake, and the Coast Guard cutter Taney, the last ship afloat during the attack on Pearl Harbour.

     Baltimore Museum of Art
     10 Art Museum Drive
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-7100
     http://www.artbma.org/
     The Baltimore Museum of Art. Featured Exhibit: Robert Rauschenberg Combines: Painting + Sculpture. December 6, 2000-May 20, 2001.

     Baltimore Museum of Industry
     1415 Key Hwy.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 727-4808
     http://www.charm.net/~bmi/
     A museum housing in an 1865 oyster cannery, which exhibits the social and economic history of Baltimore's industries including belt-driven machinery and a cannery.

     Baltimore Public Works Museum
     751 Eastern Avenue
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-5565
     
     A museum in a 1912 sewage pumping station that has traced the history and development of the city's public works through a collection of more than 2,000 items.

     Baltimore Zoo
     Druid Hill Park
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-7102
     http://www.baltimorezoo.org/
     There are over 2,000 exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles, and a large breeding colony of African black-footed penguins in 180 acres.

     Baltimore's World Famous Lexington Market
     400 W. Lexington Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 685-6169
     http://www.lexingtonmarket.com/
     Homepage of the historic World Famous Lexington Market (est. 1782), located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland; featuring two city blocks of shops carrying all varieties of fresh meats, seafoods, poultry, and produce, ethnic foods, candy, and more; as well as entertaining events for both children and adults either visiting Charm City or living here.

     Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
     Cathedral and Mulberry Sts.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 727-3564
     
     The oldest cathedral in the United States.

     Bufano Sculpture Garden
     Dunning Park, John Hopkins University, behind Mudd Hall
     Baltimore, Maryland
     
     http://www.jhu.edu/~tour/bufano.html
     This wooded garden area is surrounded by 11 sculptures of animals designed and made by Beniamino Bufano.

     Carroll Mansion
     33 S. Front Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-3523
     
     Charles Carroll of Carrollton's winter home, the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence.

     Center for Urban Archaeology
     33 S. Front Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-3156
     http://www.charm.net/~bclm/cua.html
     A center offering a display of artifacts featuring ceramics and glassware from 18 and 19 century homes, industries and shops.

     Charles Center
     Around Charles and Lombard Sts.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     
     
     Parks and plazas are infused with tall office and apartment buildings.

     City Markets
     
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410)685-6169 or (410)396-9050
     
     A set of markets around the Baltimore area featuring large indoor areas which are crowded with stalls of vender's foods.

     Cylburn Arboretum
     4915 Greenspring Ave.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-0180
     
     An 1888 Cylburn Mansion houses a nature museum with exhibits and the surrounding area are marked trails, and other gardens.

     Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries of the Maryland Institute
     1300 W Mount Royal Ave.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 225-2280
     
     College of Art featuring rotating exhibits showing the works of students, faculty and national and international artists.

     Druid Hill Park
     Druid Park Lake Dr., via Pennsylvania Ave., Eutaw Pl. or Mount Royal Terr.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-6106
     
     The 674-acre park is one of the country's largest natural city parks, dating back to 1688.

     Enoch Pratt Free Library
     400 Cathedral St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-5430
     http://www.pratt.lib.md.us/
     The city's principal public library was built in the 1930s, and shows permanent displays about Edgar Allan Poe and H.L. Mencken.

     Evergreen House
     4545 N. Charles Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 516-0341
     http://www.jhu.edu/~evrgreen/
     A 1850s, 48-room Italianate mansion containing two generations of disciminating collectors.

     Federal Hill Park
     Battery St. and Key Hwy.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     
     
     A place has a Civil War fort and a view of the harbour with the city skyline.

     Fire Museum of the Baltimore Equitable Society
     21 N. Eutaw St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 727-1794
     
     It is the oldest corporation of the society which was formed in the late 1700's to be insured buildings against fire.

     Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
     E. Fort Avenue
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 962-4299
     http://www.nps.gov/fomc/home.htm
     Constructed from 1798-1803, it was used during World War II. This is where the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner."

     George Peabody Library of the John Hopkins University
     17 E. Mount Vernon Pl.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 659-8179
     
     The library has five ornate iron balconies bordering a marble atrium.

     Great Blacks in Wax Museum
     1601 E. North Ave.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 563-3404
     http://citysearch.sunspot.net/E/V/BALMD/0000/64/62/
     A wax museum commending to African-American history and offers more than 100 life-size wax figures portraying people who have made a great impact on Earth.

     H.L. Mencken House
     1524 Hollins St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-3523
     
     Home of a famous journalist called the "Sage of Baltimore," and this beautiful home still looks the same as it did during the 19th-century.

     Hampton National Historic Site
     535 Hampton Ln.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 823-1309
     
     This site was built in 1783 and features a Georgian mansion that represents the height of opulence in the period just after the Revolutionary War.

     Harborplace
     200 East Pratt Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 332-4191
     http://www.harborplace.com/
     The Harborplace offers a gallery, over 100 mix of shops, entertainment, restaurants and eateries.

     Homewood House Museum
     3400 N. Charles Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 516-5589
     http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/to_do/homewood/
     This 1801 house was a wedding gift from Charles Carroll Jr.'s father. From 1897 to 1910 Homewood was a boys' school and it has been restored to retain its original appearance.

     Johns Hopkins University
     140 Garland Hall, off N. Charles St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 516-8171
     http://www.jhu.edu/
     The small liberal arts university was built in 1876 and may well be one of the finest medical schools in the country. The grounds used to be the estate of Charles Carroll Jr.

     Lacrosse Hall of Fame Museum
     113 W. University Pkwy.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 235-6882
     http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/to_do/lacrosse/
     The museum depicts the history of the past decade of championship games through photographs and memorabilia.

     Lovely Lane United Methodist Church and Museum
     2200 Saint Paul St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 889-1512
     
     The 1884 Museum was designed by Stanford White and displays Methodist Historical materials.

     Maryland Historical Society
     201 W. Monument St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 685-3750
     http://www.mdhs.org/
     The society houses the Museum and Library of Maryland History which includes rooms of the 19th-century Enoch Pratt Mansion, the Darnall Young People's Museum and the Radcliff Maritime Museum.

     Maryland Science Center
     601 Light St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 685-2370
     http://www.mdsci.org/
     Discover the Wonder at the Maryland Science Center! Three floors of hands-on exhibits invite visitors to engage, experiment, and explore! Take a daytime tour of the nighttime sky in our world class star theater--The Davis Planetarium. Immerse yourself in IMAX--a truly remarkable film experience featuring larger-than-life images on a five story screen. Visit today and launch your own marvelous adventure in the world of science!

     Morton K. Blaustein City Life Exhibition Center
     33 S. Front Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-3523
     
     The exhibition center displays the history, character of the city, and shows three levels of exhibits giving a neighborhood perspective of life from its earliest days to the present in Baltimore.

     Mount Clare Museum House
     Carroll Park at Monroe St. and Washington Blvd.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 837--3262
     
     This 1760 Georgian-style house a pre-Revolutionary mansion was the home of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

     Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
     10 E. Mount Vernon Place
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 685-5290
     http://www.gbgm-umc.org/mtvernonplumc/church.html
     This 1874 stone church has an organ with 3,827 pipes and is on the site where Francis Scott Key died in 1843.

     National Aquarium in Baltimore
     501 E. Pratt St.,
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 576-3800
     http://www.aqua.org/
     The aquarium has a seven-story structure displaying varieties of large aquatic exhibits which include a 335,000-gallon Atlantic Coral Reef featuringmore than 500 tropical reef fish, and one of the country's largest oceanariums is the Marine Mammal Pavilion, which includes an educational arcade.

     National Historic Seaport of Baltimore
     802 South Caroline Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 685-0295
     http://www.natlhistoricseaport.org/
     Explore Baltimore's rich maritime history on the decks of historic ships & on the cobbled streets of historic waterfront communities.

     PAPER - ROCK - SCISSORS
     1111 W. 36th Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 235-4420
     http://www.paperrockscissors.com/
     Maryland's largest private art gallery showing over 100 artists with original works.

     Peale Museum
     225 Holiday St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-1149
     
     Built in 1814 by Rembrandt Peale, as the country's first museum building with three floors of exhibits. The third floor houses "The Peales: An American Family of Artists in Baltimore."

     Sail Baltimore
     930 S. Wolfe St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 522-7300
     http://www.sailbaltimore.org/
     The program offers annual visiting ships from around the world to Baltimore.

     Sherwood Gardens
     Stratford Rd.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 366-2572
     
     The gardens offer 7 acres of azaleas, English boxwoods, flowering cherries, dogwoods, magnolias, wisterias and other plants, surrounding and diffused with 80,000 tulips.

     Shot Tower
     801 E. Fayette Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-5894
     
     A restored 215 feet high brick shaft and is said to be the oldest shot tower in the country, dating from 1828 to 1892 while being used.

     Shot Tower
     801 E. Fayette Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-5894
     
     A restored 215 feet high brick shaft and is said to be the oldest shot tower in the country, dating from 1828 to 1892 while being used.

     Star-Spangled Banner Flag House
     844 E. Pratt St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 837-1793
     http://www.flaghouse.org/
     The 1793 home of Mary Pickersgill is the maker of the 15-star and 15-stripe American flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song "The Star Spangled Banner."

     The Jewish Museum of Maryland
     15 Lloyd St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 732-6400
     http://www.jhsm.org/
     The society has a wide public collection of 150,000 items related to the 300-year history of Jewry in Maryland.

     The Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry
     31 S. Greene Street
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 706-0600
     http://www.dentalmuseum.umaryland.edu/
     The only museum of its kind providing entertaining and educational aspects of denistry and teeth.

     Top of the World
     27th floor of the World Trade Center, Inner Harbor
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 837-4515
     
     Presents exhibits applying to Baltimore's sister cities around the world.

     Walters Art Gallery
     600 N. Charles St.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 547-9000
     http://www.thewalters.org/
     An institution of international renown, the Walters Art Gallery is one of only a few museums worldwide to present a comprehensive history of art from the third millennium B.C. to the early 20th century. Amassed by just two generations of a single family, The Walters is one of the finest privately assembled museums in the United States.

     War Memorial
     Memorial Plaza and Gay and E. Fayette Sts.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     
     
     Greek architecturally-styled memorial which honors Maryland citizens killed in World War I.

     Washington Monument
     Mount Vernon Sq., jct. W. Pratt and N. Charles Sts.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 396-7837 or (800) 282-6632
     http://www.baltimoremd.com/monuments/washmon1.html
     A 30-ton statue of George Washington sit atop the monument and a 228-step spiral staircase leads to the top to provide four observation windows which provide a panorama view of the city.

     Westminster Hall and Burying Ground
     W. Fayette and Greene Sts.
     Baltimore, Maryland
     (410) 706-2072
     
     The cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church where Edgar Allan Poe, James McHenry and a number of other historical figures are buried.

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