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Baltimore, Maryland Landmarks

The landmarks listed below are located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland.

American Visionary Art Museum

American Visionary Art Museum

Baltimore, Maryland 21230
The 35,000-square-foot main building of the museum combines an elliptical, three-story, historic industrial building with extensive new architecture. There is also a Tall Sculpture Barn, a former whiskey warehouse with 45-foot ceilings.

Armistead Monument

Armistead Monument

Baltimore, Maryland
The Armistead Monument was erected in 1882. The monument honors Colonel George Armistead, the commander of Fort McHenry when the British attacked in the Battle of Baltimore on September 13, 1814.

Baltimore Civil War Museum

Baltimore Civil War Museum

Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Originally the President Street Station, this site and the rail line were key elements of the "underground railroad" by which many slaves escaped to the north before the Civil War.

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore, Maryland 21218
This historic building was designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope. A massive wing for contemporary art was added in 1994.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore, Maryland
The area is home to many of Baltimore's most popular tourist attractions, including Harborplace, The USS Constellation, the National Aquarium, and the Maritime Museum.

Battle Monument

Battle Monument

Baltimore, Maryland
The monument commemorates the Battle of Baltimore fought during the War of 1812. Designed by Maximilian Godfrey and built in 1815-25, the monument is 39 feet tall and is topped by a statue by Antonio Capellano of a female figure representing Baltimore.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Baltimore, Maryland 21230
During the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, a lawyer named Francis Scott Key was watching the U.S. flag wave over Fort McHenry. He was inspired to write a poem called the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Harbor Tunnel

Harbor Tunnel

Baltimore, Maryland
The 1.4-mile, four-lane tunnel handled its first vehicles in November 1957. Today, traffic at the Harbor Tunnel totals nearly 23.6-million vehicles.

National Aquarium

National Aquarium

Baltimore, Maryland 21202
The National Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium. The aquarium opened on August 8, 1981. It holds more than 2,200,000 US gallons (8,300,000 l) of water, and has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Formerly the Baltimore Zoo, the landmark is the third oldest zoo in the United States.

Washington Monument (Baltimore)

Washington Monument (Baltimore)

Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Designed by Robert Mills who also designed the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., construction began in 1815 and was completed by 1829.

Top 10 Most Popular Baltimore Landmarks

  1. Washington Monument (Baltimore)
  2. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
  3. Baltimore's Inner Harbor
  4. Harbor Tunnel
  5. Baltimore Civil War Museum
  6. American Visionary Art Museum
  7. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
  8. Armistead Monument
  9. Baltimore Museum of Art
  10. Battle Monument

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