Tour Historic Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland

Stroll Charles Street from natural wooded landscapes to downtown Baltimore and the city's famed Inner Harbor.

Station North neighborhood, Baltimore
Street art in Station North
National Aquarium, Baltimore, inner harbor, night, Maryland
National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Inner Harbor, Water Taxi, skyline, Maryland
The Baltimore Water Taxi is an easy and convenient way to explore the city's waterfront neighbourhoods
Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
Geppi's Entertainment Museum, America's popular culture on display
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Station North neighborhood, Baltimore
National Aquarium, Baltimore, inner harbor, night, Maryland
Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Inner Harbor, Water Taxi, skyline, Maryland
Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Stroll past the manicured lawns of Maryland's finest academic institutions and explore neighbourhoods vibrant with art, fashion, history, culture and a wide variety of places to dine and shop. With such diversity and character, it’s no surprise Charles Street has been designated a National Scenic Byway.

Begin at the north end of Charles Street and enjoy all that this byway has to offer.

Day One: Gardens, Mansions & America’s First Sport

Charles Street begins as a wooded parkway that heads south into the heart of the Baltimore City Heritage Area with its eclectic neighbourhoods, chic restaurants and stately buildings.

Lutherville

In this residential community, dozens of historic structures mingle with more modern homes.

Sherwood Gardens

Every spring, thousands of tulips bloom in a six-acre garden.

Roland Park

A late 19th century residential community’s narrow, winding streets are lined with elegant villas and mansions.

Homewood House Museum

The 200-year-old museum exhibits fine furnishings and decorations from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

Discover and relive the origins of America's oldest sport! Immerse yourself in rare photographs and art, vintage equipment and uniforms, striking sculptures and trophies, cherished memorabilia and artefacts.  

Day Two: Renowned Museums & Popular Zoo

Charles Village

Tour one of Baltimore’s first suburban neighbourhoods.

The Baltimore Museum of Art

Enjoy sculpture gardens and a world-renowned collection of works by the likes of Matisse and Picasso. Free admission.

Maryland Zoo

Get a close-up look at animals from all parts of the globe.

Mount Vernon Place

Visit a 208-foot-tall monument topped by a 16-foot statue of George Washington as its centerpiece.

The Walters Art Museum

Explore 5,000 years of artistic achievement on display. Free admission.

Day Three: Baltimore’s Inner Harbor & Other Highlights

Inner Harbor

Area attractions include the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium and Port Discovery, The Children’s Museum.

Baltimore Visitor Center

Learn about Inner Harbor destinations as well as guided “Heritage Walk” tours of the Inner Harbor area and the nearby Little Italy neighborhood.

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