Check Out the Most Unique Way to See the City
Baltimore is filled to the brim with amazing sights, monuments, museums, and landmarks that it may be difficult to decide which to see first. Now that school is back in session, you may find yourself only able to visit the city for a weekend. There are some places that even lifelong residents haven’t been able to get out and enjoy. Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, if you’re looking for the most unique way to see Baltimore, have we got a suggestion for you!
Baltimore Trolley Tours has been giving guests and residents alike a modern take on the classic transportation method seen in days gone by. They currently offer two different tours that focus on some of the most popular places around Baltimore.
Past, Present, and Future
From May 1st to October 31st, the trolley tours depart from the Baltimore Visitor Center at 11am. On this tour you’ll be taken through the neighborhoods in downtown Baltimore while learning about the city’s historic role in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In addition to wartime history, you’ll also be treated to information about the city’s dedication to preserving the architecture and monuments. If you’re looking to be entertained while also giving your kids the opportunity to be educated, this is an excellent option for you.
As mentioned above, Baltimore played a memorable role in the War of 1812. At the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, you’ll learn about how the fort protected Baltimore against the British invasion (and we don’t mean the Beatles!). If you aren’t already aware, this historic site is also considered to be the birthplace of our National Anthem. This stop on the tour is a little slice of history that lives on today.
Another notable stop on the Past, Present, and Future trolley tour is the recently restored Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place. Construction started on this iconic landmark back in 1815 and still stands proud to this day. Guests can climb the 227 steps to the top only to be rewarded with a stunning view of Baltimore. The monument has been lovingly restored over the past 5 years and has only been open to the public again since the bicentennial cornerstone was laid on July 4th of this year.
In addition to the Washington Monument, you’ll also get a chance to see the first basilica in America, Edgar Alan Poe’s grave, and so much more on this tour.
Murals, Mansions, and Monuments
If you would prefer to open yourself to more art and culture than could be provided on the more historic-focused tour mentioned above, you may want to consider the Murals, Mansions, and Monuments tour. On this tour, you’ll be taken out into the heart of Baltimore’s art scene. The neighborhoods found on this tour will delight and amaze you. From May 1st to October 31st, this tour leaves the Baltimore Visitor Center at 1pm every day and heads off down the Charles Street National Historic Byway. Passengers will be amazed by the parks, public art, and mansions they will see along the way. So if art is more your style, this is definitely the trolley tour for you.
If you’re looking for a unique way to spend the day while providing a few hours of education and entertainment for the whole family, look no further. Baltimore Trolley Tours employs knowledgeable guides, a climate-controlled environment, and an amazing opportunity to see the best that Baltimore has to offer. Be sure to check back during the holidays as we also offer a Holly Jolly Trolley Tour that will take you around to see the lights and sights as well as the 34th Street Annual Christmas Festival of Lights. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, there will most certainly be a trolley tour that fits your style and needs!