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’.

“ One of my favorite indulgences is heading up to Clark Burger for a cheeseburger, poutine, and drink, while watching whatever sport they happen to have on the TV. A short ten minute drive from Homewood campus, the line always stretching out the door makes the overhead sign practically irrelevant. ”
Greg Kiar
Research Engineer (Vogelstein Lab)