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Baltimore Tourism and Preservation
Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
City of Baltimore
Find out about municipal services, history, and
recreational opportunities for visitors and residents.
The MHT is the official State Historic Preservation
Office, and assists the people of Baltimore and of Maryland in indentifying, studying,
evaluating, preserving, protecting, and interpreting the state's signficant historic
Three sections of Baltimore have been designated
as "enterprise communities," distressed areas that have recieved signficant federal
tax incentives and block grants designed to encourage job creation and community
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership
in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.
Hotels of America A feature of the National Trust for Historic
Preservation's HeritageTraveler program that provides information on
historic hotels and packaged tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.
Park Service Office of Tourism
National parks have been interwoven
with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which
the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed
visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.
National Historic Landmarks recognize properties
especially important to the development of our nation. This site provides virtual
tours of eight such properties in Maryland. Three of these sites are located in
Baltimore, the USCGC Taney, the B & O Museum and Mount Clare Station
and the USS Constellation.
Park Service: List of Baltimore Sites
The National Park Service also
provides information on a list historic sites in Baltimore. They include everything
from main attractions like the Babe Ruth House Museum and the National Aquarium
in Baltimore to historic sites like the Flag House and the Baltimore Maritime
National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Baltimore's Historic Charles Street website for more ideas.
Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom. Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.
Specific Topics Relating to
Fort McHenry, the War of 1812, and The National
The Smithsonian maintains the Star Spangled Banner and
is in the midst of restoring this piece of Americana. Links from the main sight
highlight the flag's history, the challenge of preserving it, and the new challenge
of restoring it to its former glory.
American Defenders of Land, Sea & Sky
This special National
Park Service project encourages children and adults to travel through time and
across the country to special places in our nation's past that hold fascinating
stories of America's "common defense." In particular this website spotlights the
Flag House as the origin of the Flag that inspired a nation. American
This is a chapter of American Military History,
which was written by the Center of Military History, a branch of the United States
Army. The reading includes historical mapsand detailed accounts of the various
fronts and stages of the War of 1812.
The National Park Service maintains Poe's
Philadelphia house. It was here that he published some of his most famous
works, such as "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Pit and the Pendulum", and
"The Masque of the Red Death". Edgar
Allan Poe Museum, located in Richmond, VA, has information on his entire life,
but focuses primarily on the two stints of his life spent in Richmond. Educational
materials, museum information, and some of Poe's works are included within the
An international society has formed around H. L. Mencken.
Their website includes pictures, quotes and facts about the history, ideals and
works of this historical figure.
Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
in anticipation of the canonization of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Basilica of the
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was built. The webpage links to a virtual
tour of the premises as well as information on the present uses of the Basilica
Park Service's Maritime Heritage Program
A theme study on Large Preserved
Vessels and Shipwrecks includes three of Baltimore's treasures: the Baltimore,
the USCGC Taney and the USS Constellation.
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