Exploring Baltimore, you’re never far from history, either military or industrial.
- Spend your morning strolling the Baltimore Riot Trail tracing where violence broke out when Union troops first arrived in Baltimore in 1861 to the USS Constellation and the other Historic Ships in Baltimore.
- You can also make detours to the original Washington Monument, Babe Ruth’s birthplace or Edgar Allen Poe’s grave.
- Lunch options abound, but only Lexington Market has been selling everything from produce to seafood to bakery treats since 1782.
- Spend your afternoon at Fort McHenry, learning about its pivotal role in the War of 1812 and its groundbreaking work as an Army hospital in WWI.
- Spend your evening in Fells Point, one of Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods. Grab dinner at the iconic Bertha’s (once you’ve been, you’ll start noticing green “Eat Bertha’s Mussels” bumperstickers everywhere).
- For after dinner drinks, take up a stool at The Horse You Came in On. With libations served on site since 1775, it claims to be America’s oldest continuously operating watering hole.