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Baltimore, Maryland http://www.baltimore1.com
Hilton Baltimore & Towers
20 West Baltimore Street
The Elegant Hilton Baltimore & Towers www.hilton.com/hotels/BWIBHHF/index.html
is a registered historical landmark, built in 1928, which has been beautifully restored to
its original ambiance. From the hotel it is a four block walk to:
Baltimores Inner Harbor
- Harborplace. www.harborplace.com Designed
and built by the Rouse Co. of Bostons Fanueil Hall fame, Harborplace became the
flame that lit the revival of Baltimores Inner Harbor. Two Harborplace pavilions
plus "The Gallery" afford a mix of over 200 shops, restaurants, and
- Maryland Science Center. www.mdsci.org The
facility boasts a restaurant, gift shop and three floors of hands-on exhibits featuring
energy, the Hubble Space Telescope, the wonder that is the Chesapeake Bay and more.
- National Aquarium. www.aqua.org At Pier 3, The
National Aquarium boasts sharks, dolphins, and a walk-through living rain forest.
- Power Plant. Once upon a time, the Power Plant stacks fumed with smoke as it
generated power for Baltimore's streetcars. Last year, the Power Plant roared back to life
when the Hard Rock Cafe, ESPN Zone and Barnes & Noble Booksellers set up shop
inside. The Plant is one of the harbors biggest attractions.
- USS Constellation. At Pier 1, The Constellation is the only surviving Civil War era
naval vessel and all-sail warship built by the Navy.
- Museum of Industry. www.charm.net/~bmi/ Relive the Industrial Revolution and step
back in time to the early days of a port city.
Federal Hill www.encorebaltimore.org/neighbor/federal.html
Federal Hill overlooks the Inner Harbor and is a ten minute walk from Harborplace. During
the Civil War , Federal troops occupied the hill and trained their canon on the city whose
loyalty to the North was in some doubt. Federal Hill Park provides a spectacular view of
the Inner Harbor and downtown skyline. Federal Hill is a neighborhood, as well as a hill,
primarily of brick, late 19th Century row houses, many of which have been
rehabbed in the past 15-20 years.
museum is located at the foot of Federal Hill. A national repository for artworks created
by self-taught artists, the buildings architecture is an artistic creation unto
Cross Street Market. http://southbaltimore.com/shop/crossmkt.html
- American Visionary Arts Museum.
Little Italy Just east of Harborplace, this is an area of Italian groceries,
bakeries, and restaurants.
Fells Point http://www.fells-point.com/index.html
Feisty and independent, Fells Point has stayed true to its gritty, working
class, maritime roots for over 200 years. Today it is a waterfront community of colorful
people, historic buildings, and unique character that retains a deep sense of its rich
past. It has a splendid collection of 18th and 19th century homes
and warehouses, and an abundance of saloons, narrow streets, funky shops, inns, and coffee
houses. The television series, "Homicide," was filmed here. Fells Point
can be reached by water taxi from Harborplace.
Mt. Vernon Place www.baltimore1.com/CityTour/Communities/Mount_Vernon/mount_vernon.html
The neighborhood of the rich during the late 19th and early 20th
century, Mt. Vernon boasts many buildings that are the work of prominent architects of the
time: Robert Mills, Stanford White and John Russell Pope.
- Washington Monument. Designed by Robert Mills, the cornerstone was laid on July 4,
1815, and the Washington statue was raised, virtually completing the monument on November
25, 1829. The monument stands in the center of Mt. Vernon Place and visitors can climb an
interior staircase to the base of the statue, from which there is a fine view.
- Peabody Institute and Library. www.peabody.jhu.edu
A renowned conservatory of music, the Peabodys formal Renaissance Revival
fašade gives little indication of what lies within: a concert hall, classrooms, and music
rooms of the conservatory and the library. The Peabody Library is housed in a spacious
hall, completely surrounded by stacks of books that rise supported by cast-iron columns
and railings, six floors to the ceiling. The room is one of the finest interiors in the
city. The Peabody is part of Johns Hopkins University.
- Maryland Historical Society. www.mdhs.org 201
W. Monument Street. Home of Francis Scott Keys original Star Spangled Banner
manuscript, the museum has the largest collection of Peale family paintings. Established
in 1844, the Maryland Historical Society continues to flourish. The Society contains a
profusion of treasures that illuminate the lives and events that have shaped the state and
nation for nearly four centuries. The collection includes more than 200,000 objects and
6.2 million books and documents, ranging from pre-settlement to the present and
representing virtually every aspect of Maryland history and life. As the oldest
continually operating cultural institution in the state, the Society houses the most
significant collection of Maryland cultural artifacts in the world.
- The Walters Art Museum. www.thewalters.org
Located on historic Mt. Vernon Place in the shadow of Baltimore's Washington Monument,
The Walters is an institution of international renown. The Walters Art Museum 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.
Manet: The Still-Life Paintings will be at The Walters, January 28 thru April
22. The exhibition premiered at the Musee dOrsay in Paris and The Walters is its
only North American venue. (***Admission to the Manet exhibition requires a timed
ticket, and the museum recommends advance reservations. Tickets are $10 and are timed on
the hour and half-hour. Call VISTA Tickets: 866-466-2638.)
"North on Charles" Two miles north on Charles Street from the Hilton:
Charles and 34th St.
The Baltimore Museum of Art is Baltimores largest art museum. Its permanent
collection includes over 85,000 works of art, ranging from ancient mosaics to contemporary
art. Given to the BMA in 1950, The Cone Collection is the cornerstone of the Museum's
holdings and attracts visitors from around the globe. Distinguished by an exceptional
group of five hundred works by Matisse, The Cone Collection is regarded by art historians
as one of the largest and most important assemblages of his paintings, sculpture, and
works on paper outside France. Unfortunately, the Cone wing is undergoing renovation and
the collection has been traveling. The grand re-opening is April 22, 2001. There are but a
few Cone pictures currently on view . Exhibitions in March are: Robert Rauschenberg
Combines: Painting + Sculpture; Heroes, Legends, and Martyrs: Images on European and
American Toiles; Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art by African-Americans.
The Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus www.jhu.edu
JHU Homewood campus is located adjacent to the Baltimore Museum of Art on Wyman Park
Drive, The Johns Hopkins University, founded in Baltimore in 1876, was the first modern
research university in the United States, emphasizing research and the advancement of
knowledge along with teaching of students. Its establishment began a revolution in U.S. higher education
The university's academic divisions are the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the
Whiting School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies in Business and
Education, all on the Homewood campus in Baltimore.
Evergreen House www.jhu.edu/%7Eevrgreen 4545 North Charles St. Evergreen House, listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, is a magnificent Italiante structure on twenty-six
wooded acres. Owned by the Garrett family from 1878 to 1942, the mansion, private theatre,
carriage house, and formal gardens underwent two generations of adaptations and
renovations. The house, the residence of former Ambassador John Work Garrett and his wife,
Alice Warder Garrett, was bequeathed to the Johns Hopkins University in 1942 and is now
open for tours. The family's fine and rare collection of paintings, Asian art, sculpture,
and rare books are seen by the visitor in the context of the Garretts' elegant style of
life at Evergreen.
AND DONT FORGET
www.borail.org The Birthplace of American Railroading. In affiliation with the Smithsonian
Institution, the B&O Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation and
interpretation of American railroading through the history and stories of the B&O
Railroad, the C&O Railway, the Western Maryland Railway, and the railroads of the
mid-Atlantic region. The B&O Railroad Museum possesses one of the oldest and most
comprehensive railroad collections in the world. Its roster of rolling stock, historic
buildings, and assortment of small artifacts make it a mecca of railroadiana. From artwork
and silver to oil cans and shop tools the collection covers every aspect of an industry
interwoven into the folklore and culture of America.
www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm The fort became famous in the War of 1812 when the British
attacked on September, 1814. For 25 hours the British bombarded Fort McHenry from ships
outside of Baltimore harbor in the Patapsco River. The fort's defenders held firm, and
Baltimore was saved. It was the valiant defense of Fort McHenry by American forces during
the British attack on September 13, 1814 that inspired 35-year old, poet-lawyer Francis
Scott Key to write the poem that was to become our national anthem, "The
333 W. Camden Street www.ballparks.com/baseball/american/oriole.htm Designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Helmuth, Obaata
and Kassabaum (HOK), Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened in April 1992. It is the first of
the wave of recently built intimate ball parks. Located in downtown Baltimore, Camden
Yards combines the use of a renovated warehouse into its design and affords a wonderful
view of the city skyline. It is home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.
- Oriole Park at Camden Yards
"Ravens Stadium" www.baltimoreravens.com/stadium/index.asp
Also designed by HOK, this new football stadium is the home of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens!
- PSINet Stadium Baltimoreans call this
Useful Baltimore Web Sites:
www.ci.baltimore.md.us Click on its "Visitor" link for access to ongoing
events, local news, museums, etc.
- The Official Web Site of the City of Baltimore
www.baltimore.org Another useful visitor information site including links to
restaurants, alternative accommodations, driving directions, weather, events, etc.
Digital City: Baltimore http://home.digitalcity.com/Baltimore/ Another site providing visitor information, best of the
- Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
www.bwiairport.com/frames/1 baltimore county.html Check this link for information on the Supershuttle and
light rail connections from the airport (which is 7 miles from the city) to downtown
Zagats Guide to Baltimore Restaurants www.zagat.com/index.asp?VID=1&PID=0&LID=2&redirect=yes Select restaurants by neighborhood, most popular, top foods,
Welcome to Baltimore on the Internet, Hon. Enjoy your visit www.baltimore1.com City Tour, attractions, hotels, food, maps, and business.
Live Baltimore www.encorebaltimore.org Baltimore books and movies, neighborhoods, and links.
A Selected Scholarly Bibliography on Baltimore and Maryland www.sah.org/bibs/balbib.html#Baltimore Follow this link to an outstanding SAH bibliography, An
Historical Bibliography of the Built Environment in Baltimore and Maryland. Compiled
by Richard Longstreth, 1997, revised 2000.
- Ground transportation from the Baltimore/Washington International Airport
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