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Baltimore Local History

Origionally founded in 1729, Baltimore was only incorporated in 1796. The original town was tiny with only 200 homes and became the Baltimore County Seat in 1768. The city was named after the six Lords of Baltimore who were Marylands founding family. In 1851 the city seperated from Baltimore County and was given equal status to that of a county.

The city continued to grow and the port flourished making it a ship building centre. The 13th largest city in the USA, Baltimore is a world port with significant educational and medical institutions and is one of only two independent cities in the USA.

Baltimore Attractions

Baltimore Shopping

The Baltimore area offers an array of shopping choices from classic clothing to kitch souvenirs and traditional Baltimore handmade goods. Sandarac Gallery has unique ethnic and contemporary crafts from the USA and Asia. Shop for fine antiques, collectables, fine art and American crafts at the restored 19th century textile mill, Historic Savage Mill.

You can also dine at the cozy Rams Head Restaurant, open daily.

Baltimore Activities

Baltimore Zoo - set 180 acres of woodland, the zoo has over 2000 mammals, birds and reptiles.

Maryland Science Centre - located at the inner harbour, the centre has an IMAX theatre, planetarium shows, observatory, kids room and three floors of interactive exhibits.

Port Discovery The Kid Powered Museum - perfect for kids aged 2 to 12 the museum has temporary exhibits and is one of the USA's top five children,s museums.

Baltimore Parks & Gardens

Kids on the Hill - this glittering garden features sculptures created by children using mosaics.

Ladew Topiary Gardens - situated on 22 acres and featuring 15 themed flower gardens, carriage museum, historic manor house and gift shop.

Baltimore Restaurants and Bars

Baltimore Restaurants

California Pizza Kitchen - 201E Pratt Street. Serving the best authentic California style cuisine like their famous hearth baked pizza and pasta.

Attmans Authentic New York Delicatessen - 1019E Lombard Street. Serving delicious New York style dishes such as bagles and lox, matzo ball soup, hot corn beef and hot New York pastrami.

Cactus Willies Steak Buffet and Bakery - 7940 Eastern Avenue. Open flame grilled steaks and chicken cooked to order and an all you can eat buffet featuring ribs, vegetables, shrimps and unlimited beverages.

Babalu Grill - 32 Market Place. Serving excellent authentic Cuban family recipes in a lively atmosphere with Latin music. Babalu was named one of the top Latin restaurants in the USA.

Crabby Dicks Restaurant - 606 Broadway. A friendly family restaurant with Baltimore style home cooking. Try the fantastic burgers, steaks, seafood and pasta.

Baltimore Bars & Clubs

Celebrities Lounge - 8E Pleasant Street. A great place for a quiet drink surrounded by pictures of the stars of screen and stage. Open daily 5pm to midnight.

One - 300E Saratoga Street. Built on four levels to represent the four elements of fire, water, air and earth, this is Baltimores classiest nightclub.

Havana Club - 600 Water Street. Baltimores premier club with fabulous lighting, music, sound and a top class selection of cigars.

Jillians - 7000 Arundel Mills Circle. The best spot to drink, dance, shoot pool, watch sports, go bowling or play the latest electronic games.

Baltimore children's activities

Baltimore Zoo - set 180 acres of woodland, the zoo has over 2000 mammals, birds and reptiles.

Maryland Science Centre - located at the inner harbour, the centre has an IMAX theatre, planetarium shows, observatory, kids room and three floors of interactive exhibits.

Port Discovery The Kid Powered Museum - perfect for kids aged 2 to 12 the museum has temporary exhibits and is one of the USA's top five children,s museums.

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