The Best Way to Discover Baltimore
Baltimore is a city of firsts. The first monument to Pres. George Washington in the U.S. The first Catholic cathedral in America. The first commercial ice cream factory in America. Even the first traffic-actuated traffic signal in the world, to name just a few.
A great way to get to know this city of firsts is take a trolley tour and find out why Baltimore is called Charm City. The guided tour will help you uncover a treasure trove of Baltimore firsts and takes you from Ft. McHenry to Lexington Market.
From Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key wrote the words that became our national anthem to the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy and the only Civil War-era naval vessel still afloat, the USS Constellation in the Inner Harbor, the trolley tour covers generations of history.
In Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood you’ll see the very first monument built to honor Pres. George Washington. Plus you’ll see the recently renovated Basilica of the Assumption, the first Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States.
For sports lovers, the trolley tour visits the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Official Orioles Museum where you can see Babe’s catcher’s mitt from St. Mary’s Industrial School and more. The tour includes Baltimore’s famous Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards.
Finally, no tour of Baltimore would be complete without a visit to our gastronomic masterpieces, including Little Italy, home to more than 20 authentic Italian restaurants, and Lexington Market, a Baltimore tradition since 1782 featuring more than 140 food merchants.