Visit Baltimore Official Guide Fall/Winter 2019 VisitBaltimore_FallWinter_2019_Final_Digital - Page 41

Maryland Zoo B&O Railroad Museum transport of yesteryear can see old trolleys built between the years 1859 and 1963. Did you know that Baltimore also has a Washington Monument? It’s in Mount Vernon (and for the record, ours was first). In December, the annual Monument Lighting of the 178-foot landmark launches Baltimore’s holiday season with festivities like music, fireworks, food and more. During the rest of the year, visitors can tour the inside and climb the 227 stairs to the top for an outstanding view of the city. In Pigtown, which gets its name from the days when it was home to butchers and meat-packing plants, train lovers should head to the B&O Railroad Museum, where visitors can take a ride along the first mile-and-a-half of track laid in America. Just a block away is the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, dedicated to the workers who laid the rail. The museum is even housed in the homes where the workers once lived. To the north, scenic Druid Hill Park is practically made for family fun. A 745-acre urban green space that dates back to 1860, the park hosts many public programs that include farmers markets, walking and biking tours, hiking, entertainment and outdoor fitness classes. It also houses the Maryland Zoo, which features an award-winning African penguin exhibit and many other exhibitions and special events. Plant lovers should seek out the park’s Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, housed in a beautiful glass building that showcases plants from around the world. Q Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower B A LT I M O R E . O R G 39