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’.

“ I absolutely love taking a weekend afternoon to walk around the inner harbor to the American Visionary Art Museum with a friend. It's a really quirky place with fabulous, thoughtful art collections which are always changing, and features many local artists. They also have a wonderful farm-to-table restaurant, Encantada, upstairs in the museum with a patio where you can look out at the harbor and several art installations. I always leave feeling inspired. ”
Audrey Branch
PhD (Gallagher lab)