Trip Planner:   USA  /  Maryland  /  Baltimore  /  Parks  /  Druid Hill Park Conservatory

Druid Hill Park Conservatory, Baltimore

(45+ reviews on the web)
Garden
Druid Hill Park is a 745acre urban park in northwest Baltimore, Maryland. Its boundaries are marked by Druid Park Drive (north), Swann Drive and Reisterstown Road (west and south), and the Jones Falls Expressway (east). Inaugurated in 1860, Druid Hill Park, a famed urban park, ranks with Central Park (begun in 1858) in New York City and Fairmount Park (1812) in Philadelphia as the oldest landscaped public parks in the United States.HistoryThe land was originally part of "Auchentorlie", the estate of Dr George Buchanan, one of the seven commissioners responsible for the 1729 establishment of Baltimore City; Buchanan's country estate included 579 of the 745acre that comprise Druid Hill Park today. Renamed "Druid Hill" by Col. Nicholas Rogers, who married Eleanor Buchanan, it was purchased in 1860 by the City of Baltimore from descendent Lloyd Rogers with municipal funds raised by the revenue derived from a one-cent park tax on the nickel horsecar fares, put through by Mayor Thomas Swann . After its purchase, Druid Hill Park was inaugurated by Swann on October 19, 1860. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Local residents often refer to the park as "Dru Hill" Park, a "Baltimorese" corruption of its given name.
Arrange your visit to Druid Hill Park Conservatory and discover more family-friendly attractions in Baltimore using our Baltimore itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full Baltimore itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Baltimore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Baltimore by other users

6 days in Washington DC & Baltimore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Maryland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Maryland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Virginia, Washington DC & Maryland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Baltimore & Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Washington DC, Baltimore & Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Baltimore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Maryland BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Baltimore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: August, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Baltimore, District of Columbia & Virginia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Baltimore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Maryland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The arboretum is a bit small, and not too exotic, you can take your time and still spend less then 1 hour which is good for small children attention. Ample parking. You can spend more time walking thr...  more »
  • Very warm inside, maintained well. Worth a visit. Go check it out. Park close, not the greatest location in Baltimore, near the Zoo. Donations excepted, no other cost. Paid $20 for 3 people.  more »
  • We were taking a walk though the park and came across the conservatory. It was cold, so we decided to go in and get warm. So glad we did! The plants were beautiful. There are three different climate z...  more »
Google
  • If you like Red Wing Black Birds, this may be their capital! There seems to be one stationed on every tree around the water and it is kind of cool to see. It is great to run around the water and there are other small trails too. This is a great place to get your step count up, if you live in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, there is a segment that runs along the road and it is a bit loud.
  • One of the most amazing and picturesque urban wilderness parks in the entire country. A broad variety of wildlife inhabit this park. Not too many places in a big city where you can see bald eagles, foxes and deer all in the same day. Perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a nice jog to get away from it all. Even if just for a brief moment.
  • Great park to explore. No issues with maintenance. I enjoy practicing there. Its a bit complex and hard to find where you're going once inside the park. The conservatory and the zoo are two awesome places to go inside the park.
  • Great park. Disc golf course is amazing. Grass is cut and easily navigable
  • I love coming here because there are different things to do whether walk, run, or jog around the lake, exercise on available equipment, shoot hoops, swing, swim, climb or just relax and chill. Great place for family, alone time or on a date.