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Christmas on the Chesapeake 2016

 

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Someone once counted 200 distinct neighborhoods in Baltimore - among them the maritime community of Fells Point, Little Italy and fashionable Mount Vernon Place. The popular neighborhood of Federal Hill was named for a huge celebration the residents held in honor of the ratification of the federal Constitution. The cannon on the hill overlooking the Inner Harbor is a reminder of the Civil War, when federal troops seized the railroads and occupied Baltimore and Annapolis to keep Maryland in the Union and to prevent Washington, D.C., from being surrounded by Confederate states.

 

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Attractions -

 

Holiday Events in Baltimore

Itís the most wonderful time of the year on the Baltimore waterfront with merriment, free, fun-filled festivities and bountiful good cheer! From mid-November through the end of December, weíre making it a holiday season you and your family will always remember. Itís a wonderful lifeÖ on the waterfront.

Several Baltimore waterfront locations, depending on events you attend.
Visit the link below for location and contact details.

http://itsawaterfrontlife.org/events/
 



The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Official Orioles Museum

Baltimore is famous for baseball. Baltimore is also the hometown of one of baseball's greatest legends. This museum is dedicated to commemorating baseball. One portion of the museum features the great player Babe Ruth. Here, visitors have the opportunity to view some of Ruth's memorabilia: Ruth's original catcher's mitt from St. Mary's Industrial School, a bat he used during the 1927 season, and a scorecard from his first professional game are just a few of the items on display. In another section of the museum, Orioles memorabilia is on display. Famous ball players such as Cal Ripken are honored here.

216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD 21235
410-727-1539

www.baberuthmuseum.com
 


The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art features a mix of historic art and modern. From the longstanding Cone Collection, featuring the works of Cezanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, and Picasso to contemporary works by local artists as well as international exhibits, the Museum's collection is extensive. Whether you come to see the works of modern painters or visit one of the largest collections of Matisse's work in the world, there is something in this collection for everyone.

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-396-6001

www.artbma.org
 


Baltimore Civil War Museum and President Street Station

The Baltimore Civil War Museum is dedicated to commemorating the history of the Civil War. The museum presents the war from an interesting perspective - the Maryland perspective on the Civil War. In particular the museum highlights the town of Baltimore's role in the war. The museum features detailed exhibits on the Pratt Street Riot, the Underground Railroad, and so much more. The Baltimore Civil War Museum gives you an exclusive opportunity to take a leap back in time and experience American history.

601 President Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-385-5188
 


Baltimore Maritime Museum
 

Located at the National Historic Seaport of Baltimore, the main attraction of the Baltimore Maritime Museum consists of three historic vessels. The first is the United States Coast Guard Cutter Roger B. Taney, veteran of WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars, and subsequent duty as a drug enforcement vessel. The second is the USS Torsk, a WWII submarine that saw action during the Lebanon Crisis of 1960 and helped enforce the blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Rounding out the museums collection is the Lightship Chesapeake, which served to make the Chesapeake Bay safe for sailors in ill weather. From a simple tour to entertain the casual sailing buff to the small library and extensive photo collection for the serious maritime historian, there is enough history packed into these three historic vessels to keep anyone intrigued.

5 Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-396-3453

www.baltomaritimemuseum.org
 


Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum


The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, is situated within the original house where Poe lived. Built in the 1830's, Poe resided in this house for two to three years. At the threat of becoming demolished in 1941, The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore restored the home, and converted it into a museum dedicated to the great poet. The museum is unique in that it not only gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the literary world of Poe, but it also highlights Baltimore's past.

203 N. Amity St
Baltimore, MD 21223
410-396-7932

www.ci.baltimore.md.us/government/historic/poehouse.php
 


Harborplace & The Gallery

Harborplace & The
Gallery provides visitors with the opportunity to shop Baltimore style. The greatest shopping offered within Baltimore consists of a mix of more than 200 stylish shops, tempting eateries, and varied kiosks. Showcasing four floors of shopping excursions, the Gallery features such known shops such as: The Gap, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Contempo Casuals, Nine West, Victoria's Secret, FootLocker and Sam Goody- just to name a few! At Harborplace visitors can discover the electric mix of shops and specialty boutiques. Harbor Place & The Gallery is easily located along Inner Harbor, set within two huge glass pavilions.

200 E. Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-332-4191

www.harborplace.com
 


Inner Harbor

If you have full day, or even part of one, to spend meandering and sightseeing in Baltimore, the Inner Harbor should be at the top of your list.
With food markets, boutiques, and restaurants in abundance, the Inner Harbor is a must visit. In the mood for a walk? Take a stroll down the outside pavilion and see the myriad activities that are going on in the harbor. You may see large cargo ships loading and unloading or elegant privately owned vessels moored dockside. Are your interests more geared towards being entertained? Never fear! Nearly year-round you will find acrobats, street musicians and magicians ready to amuse, delight, and entertain. One thing is guaranteed: there is something at the Inner Harbor for everyone.

Pratt & Light Streets
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-8632


Maryland Science Center


Located at the end of Inner Harbor, the Maryland Science Center provides visitors with an interactive voyage into science. A must see, the museum has an extensive array of displays and exhibits. All three floors present hands-on exhibits highlighting energy, the Hubble Space Telescope, the human body, static electricity, holograms, and so much more. The museum will stretch your mind, with the live demonstrations and permanent exhibits. The permanent exhibits at the museum span across the time: The Prehistoric Dinosaur exhibit takes you back in time to investigate the presence of dinosaurs in the Maryland area; While the Chesapeake Bay exhibits the lives of aquatic animals presently living within the bay. The museum also features an illuminating view of the sky from The Davis Planetarium, as well as an amazing five-story IMAX Theater.


601 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-685-5225

www.mdsci.org
 


National Aquarium in Baltimore

The National Aquarium provides a fun and educational visit for all! Anchored on Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium is located within the triangular glass building that remains as a familiar sight of Baltimore. Each of the museum's four levels showcases marine mammals, amphibians, birds and fish. The aquarium features dolphin performances, over 10, 000 sea creatures, rain forest with exotic birds, dart frogs, live piranhas and a running stream, a petting area, a coral reef exhibit, and much more. The Shark pool offers visitors a close view of the sharks as they swim about. A genuine treat for the entire family!

Pier 3,501 E. Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-576-3800

www.aqua.org



The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Visit the first and largest wax museum dedicated solely to black heritage. View full-sized wax replicas of figures in historical settings and attire that depict the trials, tribulations, achievements and contributions of Africans and African-Americans throughout history. There are many intriguing and thought provoking scenes from early American history illustrated. Included are scenes showing a full-scale ship similar to those used to transport Africans to the New World as slaves and scenes depicting later years in the segregated South. Some of the more noted "residents" of the museum include Dr. Charles Drew, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and General Colin Powell.

1601-3 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213
410-563-3404

www.ngbiwm.com
 


Oriole Park at Camden Yards

The stadium's unique 1920s design provides its visitors with the classic charm of baseball. A complete 75-minute tour of the facilities is available and departs regularly from the baseball store located near the stadium. Unless they are bought ahead of time, getting tickets for seated sections can be difficult. So make sure to buy your tickets in advance. However, if you don't have tickets and would still like to attend a game, 200 bleacher seats and 400 standing room only tickets go on sale two hours before the game. The park features a souvenir shop, a cafeteria, lounge, restaurant, and a bar. Historically Baltimore has been a city known for the excitement of its baseball games. So, while in Baltimore take the family out to see a game, or take a tour of the Orioles Hall of Fame.

333 W Camden St
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-685-9800

baltimore.orioles.mlb.com
 


Pride of Baltimore II


Maryland's Pride, re-creation of 1812-era Baltimore Clipper, sails as Maryland's economic development and goodwill ambassador. Book passage between ports as overnight guest or day sail.

Inner Harbor
401 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD.
21202
410-539-1151