The Inner Harbor and History in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland is a beautiful and friendly city. The classic American architecture, Inner Harbor and gorgeous scenery; it is easy to understand why Baltimore is one of the most visited cities on the each coast! Regardless of the time of year, visitors to their favorite Baltimore Maryland bed and breakfast will enjoy touring the many museums, or walking through the historic districts such as Little Italy and Fells Point or paying a visit to the Fort McHenry National Monument, the inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner.

The Walters Art Museum


600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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The Walters Art Museum offers one of the most impressive collections of art in the world. From pre-dynastic Egypt, to Greek and Roman exhibits to medieval pieces and Old World and Master paintings to 19th and 20th century American and European masterpieces - you will discover it all here! Best of all, the museum is Free!

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Fells Point

Fell Street
Baltimore, MD

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Originally settled in 1730 by William Fell,
Fells Point is rich in history and features a quaint residential community paved in cobblestone streets that weave through the row homes, some of which date back to the 18th century. Fells Point offers shopping, restaurants and nightlife and well worth the visit.

While you are out exploring the city, don't miss an opportunity to visit Little Italy, situated between Fells Point and the Inner Harbor. Nearly 30 million people visit Little Italy each year to shop, savor Italian cuisine, attend festivals, church and witness the culture from the old country.

Cylburn Arboretum

4915 Greenspring Avenue
Mount Washington
Baltimore, MD 21209

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Cylburn Arboretum established in 1863 by Jesse Tyson, the home and gardens promote Baltimore's history, educational opportunities and nature. The grounds of the Cylburn Arboretum are decorated with the over 20 themed gardens and the wooded area is home to natural wildlife.

The Cylburn Arboretum grounds and gardens are open Tuesday through Sunday from 8am to 8pm. Visitors may tour the mansion Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm and the Nature Museum is open from March through December on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm.

Fort McHenry National Monument

2400 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Fort McHenry holds a special place in our nation's history as it was the inspiration of our National Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. The song was written while the Battle of Baltimore was being fought on September 13th and 14th. Interestingly,
Fort McHenry National Monument is in the shape of a star and many visitors say that the shape is not unlike the Pentagon.

The park is open daily from 8am to 5pm. There is a 10 minute introduction film that talks about the history of Fort McHenry and is very helpful and worth the time for visitors. Throughout the year there are special park presentations by different groups. Admission to the park is $7 for adults ages 16 years and older. Everyone under 15 years of age is FREE. Admission is valid for 7 days, so hold onto your entrance receipt and you can visit as often as you like for the entire week!