NEW! Maritime and Industrial History of Baltimore Excursion
1 session, 8 hours
We’re going to Balmer hun! Explore and learn about the maritime history of Baltimore and why it is a significant city for trade. Our morning includes a light and easy walking tour of the famous former ship building area known as Fell’s Point. Built by Englishmen, it still reflects hints of architecture and the flavor of its origins. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many delightful restaurants along the waterfront. After lunch head back on the bus and catch a glimpse of the port of Baltimore and discover what sort of items were imported here, learn about the many immigrants who arrived here long ago, and understand why Baltimore is such a thriving and unique city. We finish the day at the fascinating Baltimore Museum of Industry for an indoor tour of the trades that made the city prosperous, from the oyster canning industry to the garment factories. Enjoy exhibits of vintage signs and photos, portrayals of Baltimore occupations and a recreated pharmacy and cannery. Return home having refreshed your knowledge about Charm City! Tour guide is a native of Baltimore. Fee includes admission to museum; lunch, however, is not included in the tour fee.
Instructor: Jeanne McDermott has conducted tours in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Annapolis and Frederick. She has worked for Greenspring Tours of Timonium, Baltimore Rent A Tour, and has done local, step on motor coach tours of Frederick for various groups. She has also worked for Candlelight Ghost Tours of Frederick for over ten years. In addition, she was a tour guide for Cosmos Tours, an international company, and gave tours of New England for the Fall Foliage excursion.
ILR465 Maritime and Industrial History of Baltimore Excursion
4-Digit Number: 3978
Fri, 9am-5pm, June 9
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /Meet in Lobby
Tuition: $40 Fee: $89 Total: $129
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only