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’.

“ What I love about Baltimore is the ease with which you can explore diverse and unique neighborhoods. In a single night, I can grab a burger by the water in Historic Fells Point, swing by quirky Hampden to get some equally quirky ice cream at The Charmery, follow that up with a beer in Mount Vernon Marketplace, and then top off the night watching an Indie film at The Charles. ”
Mark Sabbagh
MD PhD candidate (Nathans Lab)