History & Culture Small-Group Tour With A Local - Baltimore

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    South side of the Washington Monument by the statue of the Marquis de Lafayette. 
  • Return Details :
    N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201


Get off the beaten path with this tour of Baltimores vibrant Mount Vernon neighborhood. Youll learn about Baltimores place in early American history, check out filming locations for several popular television shows, marvel at the beauty of Americas first Roman Catholic Church, and grab a snack from a vendor at one of the citys most bustling markets. By the end of this tour, well have you feeling like a proper Baltimore local!

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Our tour of the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore begins at the citys Washington Monument: the first monument erected to honor George Washington and it just so happens to be the predecessor to the famous monument that stands on the National Mall in Washington DC. Here we will talk about the history of the neighborhood, its diverse and changing architecture and the modern-day interests that stem from the area.

From here, we will make our way down Charles Street, one of the main thoroughfares in Baltimore, towards the birthplace of an enduring and familiar staple of the paranormal world (and many a school sleepover!). Along the way, your guide will point out several buildings of interest such as filming locations for some of TVs most popular shows. Fun fact: lots of shows that are supposed to be set in Washington DC are actually filmed in Baltimore because of the similarities in their neighborhoods architecture.

Soon we will arrive at the Baltimore Basilica, or to use its full name: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This stately neoclassical building was the very first Roman Catholic Church built in the United States. Conditions permitting, your guide will take you inside the columned entrance to marvel at the domed ceilings, marble and granite construction, prayer chapels and works of art.

Our next destination is inside the Mount Vernon Marketplace, part of the regrowth of the neighborhood. Inside this former-warehouse is one of the citys most popular new stops for artisanal food and drinks of all kinds. Your guide will show you to his or her favorite spot and order up a bite for the group to enjoy.

Need one final history and architecture fix? Well head back out to see a few more sights before making our way to our final stop for a coffee or tea at a nearby coffeehouse with an international flare. Your guide will happily suggest their favorite cookie to go along with your beverage of choice.

Before you say goodbye, make sure to ask your guide for lunch recommendations in the neighborhood. Theres plenty to choose from!


  • Local English-speaking guide , One snack , One beverage , Entrance to Maryland Historical Society


  • Additional food and drinks Souvenirs and items of a personal nature Tips and gratuities for your guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear casual clothes appropriate for the weather, and comfortable walking shoes.

Small group of a maximum of 12 people.

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select child above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if youll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

This tour features visits to establishments that are not always able to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Discounts are available and your guide can assist you with recommendations on where to purchase alternative diet-friendly food during the tour.