Ralston and Carlson plan to be out in the community earlier, with plans for their own tent at the upcoming Pigtown Main Street Festival on Sept. Kim Lane, executive director of Pigtown Main Street, noted respondents in a recent informal community survey listed a bookstore as one of their top five desired businesses for the neighborhood.
Barre Street last month, and the redevelopment of a historic bathhouse into apartments and a forthcoming Milk and Honey Market. Ralston said she connected with Lane early on in their search for a location somewhere in Baltimore. Pigtown immediately felt like a contender thanks to its amiable feel.
One third of Baltimore adults are illiterate. Would this be a place that might offer literacy tutoring? And maybe some 12 step meetings and financial counseling? I think we could find energy around this for sure.
If you desire something stronger than beer, throw back some rye whiskey at the Sagamore Spirit Distillery in Port Covington. The facility opened last year but the owners are making their spirits using a limestone spring originally used over years ago.
The facility is now open for tours, where you can see its massive still, learn how the whiskey is made, and sample the delicious wares. Head next door to Rye Street Tavern to try some cocktails made with the whiskey.
The American Visionary Art Museum may just be one of the most unconventional museums around, as all of the works are done by self-taught creators. The neighborhood also hosts the annual HonFest , a spring street festival dedicated to Bawlmer trademarks like the beehive, cat-eye glasses, and leopard print. The fleet of a dozen solar-powered electric ships sporting pirate flags and fake cannons seats up to six passengers. Urban Pirates, which sets sail from historic Fells Point and offers separate cruises for families and adults who can bring their own grog.
The decades-old Baltimore Water Taxi got a refresh last year after Under Armour founder Kevin Plank purchased the company and upgraded the fleet with sleek and modern vessels. This massive aquatic wonderland has several fascinating exhibits, including Blacktip Reef, which features 3, pieces of manmade coral, a pound green sea turtle, blacktip reef sharks, and the excellently named tasselled wobbegong.
The newest addition is the Living Seashore, which has two touch pools where you can pet horseshoe crabs and stingrays. Visitors seeking a more macabre impression of the city can follow in the footsteps of literary icon Edgar Allan Poe. The city will host its first International Edgar Allen Poe Festival October with performances, poetry, music, and more. Visit the home he inhabited in the s, which contains artifacts like his writing desk and chair, a telescope, china, and glassware.
According to the Census [update] , Baltimore's population is Despite being located 40 miles northeast of Washington, D. Parishioners of Memorial Episcopal and St. For a birds-eye view of East Baltimore, head to the terrace of 16 on the Park, a hotel rooftop restaurant that opened late last year at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. Replacing several warring independent volunteer companies since the s and the confusion resulting from a riot involving the " Know-Nothing " political party two years before, the establishment of a unified professional fire fighting force was a major advance in urban governance.
Then make your way to the telltale landmarks in his life , from an old house where he won a poetry contest and a railroad station he frequented to the hospital where he died and the spot where he was buried. You can tour Fort McHenry , the site of the battle that inspired Maryland-born Francis Scott Key to write the "Star-Spangled Banner," then visit the house where the original flag was sewn.
Built in , it was the first monument built in honor of our first president.
You can climb the steps to the top for a great view of the city. Lani Furbank contributed reporting to this guide. Share on Facebook Tweet this article Pin it Email.
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