About Baltimore

Baltimore, also known as "Charm City", is comprised of culturally rich neighborhoods and hundreds of distinct districts. 

Established as a seaport settlement in 1729, Baltimore's harbor has been the focal point for several historical events and characters in American History, including Edgar Alan Poe, Frederick Douglass and Thurgood Marshall. The harbor is now home to museums and shops, the National Aquarium, and Fort McHenry, the site that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen "The Star-Spangled Banner." Neighboring districts combine the urban allure of museums, live music, street art, theater, bars and restaurants with the quieter charms of cobble stone streets, tree-lined parks, and coffee shops, to make it our favorite ‘little-big city’.

“ Baltimore hosts wonderful family-friendly events for every season. They have the Preakness in the spring, Artscape in the summer, food festivals in the fall, and the outdoor ice rink in the winter just to name a few. There are always interesting activities to take part in that are happening all over the many neighborhoods in the city. ”
Sarah Richardson
(JHU Veterinary Technician)