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Baltimore is a city rich with history, from Fort McHenry's role in the War of 1812 to B&O Railroad's historic beginnings. This sample 3-day itinerary will give your group a good idea of what is available in the city educationally and historically, where all the major attractions are located, and they will get a good overview of Baltimore in general! This is perfect for an extended weekend field trip!
B & O Railroad
Originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the B&O helped shape the early industrial foundation of the United States immensely. The museum which stands as a tribute to this illustrious line is home to the single largest collection of 19th-century locomotives in the world as well as a highly significant collection of railroad antiquities. Located in the old Mont Clare Station, the oldest railroad manufacturing complex in the country, the B&O Railroad Museum is a fabulous spot to stop and tour with your student group.
Maryland Historical Society
Baltimore Ghost Tours
Being the 'leading haunted tour in Baltimore', we highly recommend you take the Original Feels Point Ghostwalk. This tour will take you on a historic journey of the once 'rowdy seaport town' as it tells you all about clipper ships, international sailors, and, of course, ladies of the night! All of these things together make for some interesting ghost stories, trust us! This tour is meant for any ages and lasts about an hour and a half. It is so historically accurate and entertaining that it has even won a few awards of recognition!
The Inner Harbor Region has been welcoming people, ships, and goods since the 1600s. When you visit the location, you can dine, shop, explore museums, and check out entertainment attractions.While you are in the area, you can see the animals at the National Aquarium, examine memorabilia at the Sports Legend Museum, and learn about the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry.
The last vessel from the Civil War era, the USS Constellation was built in 1854 and is the last all-sail that was made by the United States Navy. Some people say that the name USS Constellation represents the stars on the flag, your group can decide for themselves as they climb aboard and get a glimpse of the life of a sailor in days past.Your students will learn that the USS Constellation was originally built to convoy American merchants to the West Indies and endeavored to protect the American commercial interests in foreign seas. Her first battle was with a French frigate in 1799 which she won bravely, but this was only the beginning for the Constellation.
Inner Harbor Private Dinner Cruise
One of the best sightseeing experiences you can have in Baltimore is to be had with Spirit Cruises, a highly respected local cruise line that provides the very best 1-hour harbor tours, dinner and lunch cruises, and specialty themed cruises.If you have time, opt-in for a 2-3 hour Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner cruise, each providing a fresh and tasty buffet-style meal, onboard musical entertainment, and various games throughout.
Known for its legendary role in the War of 1812, and as the spark of creativity which inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner, Baltimore's Fort McHenry is an iconic and significant site of American history. Shaped like a beautiful star, the fort successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in 1814, one of its many victories. The sight of the flag of victory flying over the fort, it is said, moved Francis Scott Key so much it inspired him to pen what would become one of our nation's most beloved songs.
Star Spangled Banner Flag House
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore is not only a renowned museum but a historical attraction in itself, offering educational value to all visiting student groups. The Flag House itself was built in 1793 and occupied by one Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed the everlastingly famous "Star Spangled Banner" which flew proudly over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Mrs. Pickersgill's flag was Francis Scott Key's inspiration for the national anthem as he watched the flag flying resolutely, victoriously all through the battle.