Things to do in Baltimore | Baltimore Tours

If you’re looking for things to do in Baltimore or Baltimore Tours, we’re here to help you plan your trip. While Free Tours by Foot doesn’t offer tours in Baltimore, it’s a quick t  rip from our DC by Foot tours. Baltimore is also just a short drive from the capital of Maryland, Annapolis.

Check out our posts on how to get to Baltimore and how to get around once you’re there.

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Things to do in Baltimore

There aren’t a large number of walking tours in Baltimore that cover general history but there are quite a few specialized tours.

Our preferred method of touring is on foot and Baltimore Heritage offers walking tours throughout the year. These tours are run by the historic preservation organisation so you’re going to get expert guides, but also some unique touring opportunities. They offer tours of neighborhoods that many tourists wouldn’t think to visit to learn more about the architectural and cultural heritage of Baltimore.

One of the most popular options is the Sunset Dinner Cruise around Baltimore Harbor. The 3 hour cruise highlights the views of Baltimore skyline at sunset. You’ll cruise past the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Pride Mast Memorial and the Maryland Science Center. Included in the price is a sit down dinner which all the reviewers enjoyed. As the sunsets there is live entertainment and a DJ so you can dance under the stars.

  • Good for Adults, Late Night Things to Do
  • Price: $89 per Adult
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Looking to explore the darker side? Check out the Wicked History Tours. Baltimore Wicked History Tours explore the darker side of Baltimore to times past when some struggled to survive and rebelled against authority. From speakeasies to villains to celebrities who passed through these streets. One of the highest rated tours of Baltimore, it comes highly recommended for a history lesson like no other. Don’t let the Wicked part scare you, they have family friendly evening tours as well.


Camden Yards

A must for any sports fan is a visit to Camden Yards, home to the Baltimore’s baseball team, the Orioles. Now the best way to take in the stadium is by attending a game. Like any MLB game, tickets vary based on where you sit. You can get the best for a few hundred or the cheap seats for a tenner.

If you’re not a huge fan of the game and are there for socialize, get their early and grab a seat at the Center Field Bar. Want a great view, get $9 standing room tickets for Flag Court.

You can also tour Camden Yards, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. Camden Yard Tours allow you to go down to the dugout, into the Control Room and Scoreboard and of course, learn all about the history of Babe Ruth in Baltimore.

Find more about Camden Yard Tours and get Tickets to a game on their website.


Fort McHenry

The birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner, which you can see on display at the American History Museum in Washington DC. Fort McHenry is where it flew during the attack by the British during the War of 1812.

You can visit at any time throughout the day but the best time is to attend a Flag Change (which happens at opening and closing of the park) so you can help raise and lower the flag. Or attend a Flag Talk where you can unfurl the massive battle flag.

The entrance fee to the historic area of the park is $10.00 for adults 16 years of age and older; children 15 and
younger are free. It is part of the National Park Service and is free with an Annual Pass.

Fort McHenry is located outside the downtown area of Baltimore and is best accessed by car. 2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230 is the GPS address but be sure to use Lawrence Street, not Woodall. Follow the signs to Fort McHenry.

If you’re getting around Baltimore on public transport, Bus #1 stops at the park main gate. From there it is a short walk to the Visitor Center and  Fort.


Things to Do in Baltimore

Fells Point is the historic district of Baltimore, founded in the colonial era and still having that charm. It is one mile east of the Inner Harbor so a quick walk, drive or even boat ride. Fells Point is full of places to shop, eat and drink, including America’s Oldest Saloon. The Horse You Came In On was founded in 1775 and still serves up a pint today. Some say it is haunted by Edgar Allen Poe.

Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum is located in the house he lived in while in Baltimore. Poe claimed to be born in Baltimore (it was actually Boston) but he was raised here and would be buried here. The house has exhibits on his time in Baltimore and pieces he wrote here.

It is open Thursday – Sunday 11am-4pm for $5 for adults, $4 students and children under 12 are free.

For more information, visit http://www.poeinbaltimore.org/

 

About the author

Canden is a historian and tour guide in Washington DC with 3 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the host of our podcast, Tour Guide Tell All

With a M.A. in History from University College London and a B.A. in History from Elon University, she is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city for over 10 years. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has travelled to 25 countries. Her two children (both under the age of 3) have their passports and own frequent flier accounts.