From April through the fall, the Baltimore National Heritage Area offers tours along three heritage trails that wind through city's historic neighborhoods. Visit the heritage area's website for current tour pricing and schedules.
The city's oldest urban trail leads visitors through three distinct areas of Baltimore: the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, and historic Jonestown. The route passes by the USS Constellation, Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, the Carroll Mansion, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
Heritage Walk guided tours depart from the Baltimore Visitor Center at 401 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Tours are offered daily.
MOUNT VERNON CUTLURAL WALK
The Cultural Walk explores the fine architecture and world-renowned institutions along the Charles Street National Scenic Byway. Impressive buildings and monuments line the corridor, from Benjamin Latrobe's Basilica to the sophisticated minimalism of Mies van der Rohe's One Charles Center. The nation's first monument to George Washington stands tall in the center of Mount Vernon Park, just steps away from some of the nation's foremost cultural institutions, including the Walters Art Museum, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Peabody Institute.
Cultural Walk guided tours depart from the Baltimore Visitor Center at 401 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Tours are offered on the first Sunday of the month.
HISTORIC FELL'S POINT TRAIL
History runs throughout the cobblestone streets of Fell's Point. Founded in 1726 by William Fell, a shipbuilder from England, Fell's Point served as the city's deep-water port for over a century. The area's residents were eyewitnesses to the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Shipbuilders crafted impressive ships, including the young U.S. Navy's USS Constellation and the USS Enterprise. Frederick Douglass periodically resided as a slave in Fell's Point until 1838 when he fled bondage.
Tours depart from the Fell's Point Visitor Center located at 1724-26 Thames Street in the heart of Fell’s Point. Tours are offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE HERITAGE TRAIL
The city's newest urban heritage trail explores the city's historic African American neighborhood. Visitors explore Baltimore's civil rights legacy, stroll past a rich tapestry of residential and church architecture, and learn about Pennsylvania Avenue's special place in history as one of the nation's premier African American entertainment districts.
A free map and guide of the Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail is available at the Baltimore Visitor Center located at 401 Light Street at the Inner Harbor.