Baltimore History and Heritage

Baltimore is home to a rich historic legacy and a dynamic creative spirit. Celebrate and explore the legends and legacies that are the backbone of this historic city by exploring the places recommended by Visit Baltimore during your visit and attendance at the 104th ICMA Annual Conference

ICMA’s Annual Conference will offer you new opportunities to help fulfill your commitment to career-long learning. You will hear about the innovative ideas and practical strategies you need to deal with the challenges facing local governments today. It's an educational and networking opportunity that you can’t afford to miss! Registration opens June 6!


Explore the Impact of the War of 1812

The “In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland in the War of 1812” experience details the heroes and symbols that emerged during the War of 1812. 


The Civil War in Baltimore

Visit these sites of historical significance around Baltimore to see how the story of the Civil War unfolded in the city, and to feel its lingering aftermath.


Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Visit Fort McHenry, the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to write a poem that became “The Star Spangled Banner”, America’s national anthem.


Harriet Tubman in Baltimore and Beyond

Maryland honors Tubman's courage with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and State Park and scenic byway.


Experience African-American Culture in Baltimore

Take a walk through history, from the earliest days of American independence to the present. Baltimore boasts a wealth of cultural attractions including museums, monuments and historic sites. 


Historic Religious Venues and Colleges

From the ethereal glow of the historic Baltimore Basilica, to the storied walls of its historically black universities and churches, exploring the religious sites and colleges will bring to life a side that few come to know. 

See Also: Baltimore Dining and Nightlife | Baltimore Neighborhoods | Baltimore Attractions

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