Bromoseltzer Arts Tower in downtown Baltimore
Explore history and heritage in America's City of Firsts!
Baltimore is one of the country's most unique and eclectic cities. Ever since Captain John Smith first explored the natural deep-water harbors of the Patapsco River, the city has played a critical role in America's story.
Here you can visit the birthplace of baseball great Babe Ruth and the final resting place of literary legend Edgar Allan Poe. In the picturesque neighborhood of Mt. Vernon you'll find America's first Washington Monument just around the corner from America's first Roman Catholic cathedral. In the historic maritime community of Fells Point you'll hear tales of bold privateer captains and courageous civil rights pioneers.
Baltimore's heroic stand against a British attack in 1814 helped turn the tide of the War of 1812. After an intense, 25 hour onslaught, the world's most powerful navy was unable to defeat the city's brave defenders at Ft. McHenry situated at the mouth of the harbor. The following morning an enormous American flag was raised over the fort, inspiring Francis Scott Key's immortal words that would later become our National Anthem.
Our experienced, professional guides are eager to share the treasures of Charm City with you and your group!