Get to Know Baltimore
Want to explore the great city of Baltimore? Whether you are new to town, or a long-time resident, there are countless opportunities to learn more about the Charm City.
- Baltimore City Health Department - This is a great map. Whether you're looking for a bike route, a farmer's market or a locally owned bookstore; this map has something for everyone.
- East Baltimore Empowerment Zone
- Interactive Baltimore City Map - Find local attractions, events, hotels, office buildings, residences, parking and transportation
- Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Street Map
- Patterson Park and Johns Hopkins University
- Baltimore Book List - recommendations from Steven Ragsdale
- Baltimore Collegetown's Resource Guide - Comprehensive guide for entertainment, shuttles, internships, and special events
- Baltimore Green Map - Maps Baltimore's ecological and cultural resources and our city's progress toward becoming a healthy, sustainable, urban environment
- Children's Advocacy Project of Baltimore
- Maryland Community Services Locator - Access to local programs and resources
- Youth B'More
Free Services, Recycling, and Sustainability
- The Book Thing of Baltimore, Inc. - Free recycling of books
- Baltimore ReStore - A low cost home improvement resale store that generates revenue
- Freecycle Baltimore - Offer, take and request FREE items in our local community
- Baltimore Free Store - Take what you want. Give what you want.
Baltimore City Data
Publications for and about Baltimore
Resources for City Living
- Live Baltimore
- Baltimore's Comprehensive Master Plan
- Baltimore Ride Share
- Charm City Circulator - Various routes. Free bus service throughout Baltimore City. Includes trip planner. The green route goes between the hospital, Fells Point, and City Hall. Fast. Friendly. Free.
- MTA (Maryland Transportation Authority)
- Baltimore Green Living Guide
- Farmers Markets
Baltimore Events and Festivals
- Artscape (held annually in mid-July)
- Baltimore Aquarium
- Free Fall Baltimore
- Maryland Science Center
- Latino Festival (held annually in October)
- Pier Six Concert Pavilion
- Reginald F. Lewis Museum of MD African American History and Culture
Recurring Events and Places To Go
Learn about Baltimore's rich history on the Heritage Walk. The city's Heritage Walk is gearing up for another season of guided tours. The path highlights about 20 historical city sites and takes about an hour and a half to complete. The tours start at the Baltimore Visitor Center (401 Light Sreet) and wind through the Inner Harbor, Little Italy and Jonestown. The cost is $5 to students. Tours start every day at 12 noon. 877-BAL-TIMO.