Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore

Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore

Baltimore City Hall is the official seat of government of the City of Baltimore. City Hall houses the offices of the mayor and those of the Baltimore City Council. The building also hosts the city comptroller, some city departments and chambers of the Baltimore City Council.

The six-story structure was designed by the 22-year old architect, George A. Frederick in the Second Empire style, a Baroque revival, with prominent Mansard roofs with richly-framed dormers, and two floors of a repeating Serlian window motif over an urbanely rusticated basement. The building was officially dedicated on October 25, 1875.

The site for the "new" building was selected and some designs were submitted before the American Civil War. The cornerstone for the building, under Frederick's new design, was not laid until 1867. At a cost of more than $2 million, Baltimore City Hall is built largely of brick with the exterior walls faced with white marble. The marble alone, quarried in Baltimore, cost $957,000. The segmented dome capping the building is the work of Baltimore engineer Wendel Bollman, known for his iron railroad bridges. At the time of its construction, the cast iron roof was considered one of the largest structures of its kind.
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Sight Name: Baltimore City Hall
Sight Location: Baltimore, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Baltimore, Maryland

Create Your Own Walk in Baltimore

Create Your Own Walk in Baltimore

Creating your own self-guided walk in Baltimore is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Baltimore Museums Walking Tour

Baltimore Museums Walking Tour

In just a few hours on your next trip to Baltimore, you can get a unique flavor of the history of the city at its great museums. There's Edgar Allan Poe House, the birthplace of American railroading at B & O Railroad Museum and celebrity dentures at the National Museum of Dentistry.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 Miles
Family Entertainment Walking Tour in Baltimore

Family Entertainment Walking Tour in Baltimore

Baltimore is a great place to go if you're looking for fantastic family entertainment. There are some really amazing places to take children such as the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and many others. Take our Family Entertainment Walking Tour to have fun, learn new things and create some great memories.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Baltimore Introduction Walk

Baltimore Introduction Walk

Maryland's main city and the birthplace of U.S. national anthem, Baltimore is rich in historic attractions reflecting its interesting and eventful past. As a major seaport, Baltimore is big not also in terms of maritime history (USS Constellation), but also as a home to the National Aquarium, showcasing an impressive collection of marine species.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Baltimore Historic Landmarks Walking Tour

Baltimore Historic Landmarks Walking Tour

Baltimore has many great landmarks that reflect the city’s interesting and rich history. Many of these monuments are related to war due to Baltimore's key role in the War of 1812. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the U.S.S. Constellation or admire amazing horse sculptures at the War Memorial.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Baltimore African American Heritage Walking Tour

Baltimore African American Heritage Walking Tour

This tour is dedicated to the African American Heritage of Baltimore. You'll be impressed by the many fantastic attractions in the city that reflect the many African-Americans who served to add great value to the lives of people in the community. Take this walking tour to learn more about African American Heritage in Baltimore

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.7 Km or 6 Miles
Baltimore Architectural Walking Tour

Baltimore Architectural Walking Tour

There's no better way to witness Baltimore's rich history than by going to see its many wonderful buildings and other architectural sights. This tour includes Mount Vernon Place United and a historic district featuring houses built in the early 19th Century. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these places on your trip to Baltimore.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles