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Little Italy / Historic Jonestown
Steps away from the Inner Harbor are two quaint neighborhoods with lots of
history, and lots of delicious food. Little Italy offers
a taste of the old world, and Historic
Jonestown is home to Baltimore’s Jewish heritage.
Built in 1793,
the Star-Spangled
Banner Flag House was once the home of Mary Pickersgill, maker of the flag that was
raised over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Newly expanded, the museum now features the Great Flag Window, an exact replica in glass of the 30-by-42-foot flag created by Pickersgill.
Classic Italian-American Cuisine. Get
your pasta and chicken parmesan fix at any of the neighborhood restaurants.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland.
Learn about the Jewish experience in America and visit the third-oldest standing synagogue in the U.S.
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House.
Step into living history in the house where the flag that inspired our national anthem was sewn.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. See exhibits that showcase the rich contributions of African Americans in art, education and community.
Hampden/ Woodberry
The epicenter of hipster Baltimore kitsch, Hampden’s hub is 36th Street — better
known as “The Avenue.” With an array of antique
shops, boutiques and innovative restaurants,
Hampden and nearby Woodberry
(home to a selection of stylish
dining and drinking establishments) will easily keep your interest.
FUN FACT Hampden is the colorful, blue-collar neighborhood that inspired the settings of Baltimore native John Waters’ films, including “Hairspray” and “Pink Flamingos.” Pink flamingos are an unofficial mascot of the neighborhood. You can’t miss the giant, multistory one attached to Cafe Hon on The Avenue.
Dining. Hampden and Woodberry
are dining destinations worth driving to while in town for innovative offerings at artisanal pizza places, a creative
ice creamery, a James Beard Award- winning farm-to-table restaurant and more.
Antique Shopping. Stroll down The Avenue and stop in a variety of shops for vintage finds.
Nightlife. Be entertained with stand- up comedy and art openings before enjoying drinks at a welcoming neighborhood bar or luxury lounge.
Charles Village/
On the National Register Historic Places since
1983, the mostly residential Charles
Village has an abundance of well-known cultural and educational
resources within its 45 blocks. Next
oor is up-and-coming Remington, which has seen
a boom in developments in recent years.
FUN FACT In the late 1990s, Charles Village had a contest challenging residents to paint and decorate the fronts of their rowhomes. Homeowners fully embraced the challenge, giving the now vibrantly colored rowhomes the nickname of “Painted Ladies.”
Baltimore Museum of Art. See the
world’s largest collection of works by Henri Matisse.
Johns Hopkins University. Walk amongst some of the country’s greatest minds.
Homewood Museum and Library. Get an intimate look at life in the early 19th century, and see fine and decorative art objects.
Wyman Park Dell. Take a walk in one of the parks designed by the Olmsted Brothers, who created the city’s park system plan in 1904.
R. House. Dine your way around Baltimore’s latest artisanal food hall.
Charm City Cakes. Sign up for a private cake-making class at the famous bakery featured on TV’s “Ace of Cakes.”
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