Baltimore National Heritage Area, Baltimore

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Explore Baltimore's vibrant neighborhoods and rich history and discover how the city's past helped forge America's identity.

The Baltimore National Heritage Area includes the heart of Baltimore—its central and oldest neighborhoods, downtown and waterfront—and innumerable heritage, cultural, and natural resources. The national heritage area features world-renowned art and cultural museums, vibrant neighborhoods shaped by patterns of immigration, elegant urban squares and plazas, and expansive parks. At the center of the city is the Inner Harbor, one of the oldest seaports in the nation and today a vibrant destination for tourists and residents alike. Baltimore’s dramatic role in the War of 1812 can be explored at numerous historic sites, including Fort McHenry, where a defiant nation rose against invasion and defended independence.

In addition to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the city’s 24 National Historic Landmarks include the USS Constellation, the Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Mount Vernon Historic District, and the B&O Railroad Museum. Baltimore boasts an impressive array of historic structures: more than 276 designated districts or landmarks comprising over 53,000 individual properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • one of the most fantastic city I did visit in Usa , I love that city with all style of building , food , people are so nice .great place really to visit  more »
  • Baltimore is a city not so pretty, this area is still pretty cool for a walk, besides House many restaurants, and the city aquarium.
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  • We walked though both at night and the daytime. My advise, stick to the day. It was way safer. There were only a few aggressive panhandlers who followed people around in the day. At night, it was the ...  more »
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  • The visitor center is strategically situated in the beautiful port of the city, there is the history of the city (you can see it on video) through various interactive supports, in addition to the staff that is always ready to provide help and useful information.
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Where to stay in Baltimore

For quick and easy access to practically all of Baltimore's major attractionswhile on holiday, follow the example of most tourists and stay near the Inner Harbor neighborhood. Few cities boast such a well-defined tourist district, it shouldn't come as a surprise that all the major chain hotels in the city are located right in this busy neighborhood. If you prefer to stay in a quieter area offering a bit more local character, consider one of the city's outlying districts, offering affordable accommodations and plenty of dining and shopping options.
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