Experience the Heart of the Chesapeake

For nearly three centuries, Baltimore has stood as a center of commerce and culture for the Chesapeake Bay. The city has seen the incredible transformation of American identity, shaped by war, prosperity, and struggles for freedom and civil rights. Visit www.explorebaltimore.org to experience the places and people that shaped the nation and forged the American identity.


Mount Vernon

Explore Charm City

The heritage area includes the heart of Baltimore - its oldest neighborhoods, downtown and waterfront - and innumerable historic and natural sites.

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Passport & Coin

War of 1812 Bicentennial Passport and Coin

Pick up a passport and explore Baltimore’s War of 1812 history. Collect stamps across the city for a commemorative coin!

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The morning gun is fired at Fort McHenry.

War of 1812 Teacher’s Resource Guide

The guide is a reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812 and the role Marylanders played in the conflict.

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