Baltimore African American Heritage Walking Tour (Self Guided), Baltimore

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
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Guide Name: Baltimore African American Heritage Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » Baltimore (See other walking tours in Baltimore)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.7 Km or 6 Miles
Author: rose
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
  • Negro Heroes of the U.S. Monument
  • Thurgood Marshall Monument
  • Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
  • Billie Holiday Monument
  • Mother Mary Lange Monument
  • Eubie Blake Jazz Museum & Cultural Center
  • Great Blacks in Wax Museum
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Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

1) Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (must see)

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture is an African-American museum located at 830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Opened in 2005, the museum is dedicated to showing the struggles for self-determination made by African American Marylanders. The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and was named after Reginald F. Lewis, a wealthy African American lawyer and businessman from Baltimore, whose foundation donated $5 million towards the museum's endowment and founding.

Permanent exhibits include "The Strength of the Mind, Things Hold, Lines Connect" and "Building Maryland, Building America". Other facilities include an oral history recording and listening studio, a special exhibition gallery, a 200 seat theater auditorium, a classroom and resource center.

Operation hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 12 – 5 pm

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
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Negro Heroes of the U.S. Monument

2) Negro Heroes of the U.S. Monument

Located at City Hall, the Negro Heroes of the U.S. Monument is a great nine foot bronze sculpture made by James Lewis in 1972. This memorial pays tribute to all the African Americans who served their country in war. The soldier wears medals for courage and holds in his hands a list of all American wars through history.
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Thurgood Marshall Monument

3) Thurgood Marshall Monument

This monument is a tribute to Thurgood Marshall - a native Baltimorean who was the first African American to become a judge of the Supreme Court. A great-grandson of a slave, Marshall was nominated for the prestigious post by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967. The monument was designed by artist Reuben Kramer.
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

4) Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum (must see)

This museum features exhibits on the life and times of native Baltimorean George Herman “Babe” Ruth, who was a great baseball player and one of the first major sports celebrities. The museum's top exhibit is 'Babe: Husband, Father, Friend', but it also displays the history of local and regional sports, including the Negro League.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.
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Billie Holiday Monument

5) Billie Holiday Monument

This eight and a half foot bronze monument depicts Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959). Considered by many to be one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, she used to perform at the Royal Theater in Baltimore. The sculpture features her in a beautiful gown and a nice gardenia in her hair.
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Mother Mary Lange Monument

6) Mother Mary Lange Monument

This four foot monument is dedicated to Mother Mary Lange (1784-1882), a true servant of the community of Baltimore and its young people. Lange was a founder of the first Catholic school for African American children. She also opened the first order of African American nuns in the history of the Catholic Church.
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Eubie Blake Jazz Museum & Cultural Center

7) Eubie Blake Jazz Museum & Cultural Center

This center honors Eubie Blake (1883-1983), a great pianist and jazz composer. He is known for writing material for both blacks and whites on Broadway, and amazingly he continued to perform in Baltimore until he was 99 years old. The center has a great collection of pictures of him and other Baltimorean jazz singers.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Friday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great Blacks in Wax Museum

8) Great Blacks in Wax Museum (must see)

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is a wax museum in Baltimore, Maryland featuring prominent African-American historical figures. It was established in 1983.

The National Great Blacks in Wax museum is Baltimore's first wax museum and the first wax museum of African American history in the nation. It is the brainchild of Dr's Elmer and Joanne Martin. The museum is currently located on 1601 East North Avenue in Baltimore, MD. The renovated firehouse, a Victorian Mansion, and two former apartment dwellings provide nearly 30,000 square feet (3,000 m2) of exhibit and office space. The National Great Blacks in Wax museum features over 100 wax figures and scenes, a full model slave ship exhibit which portrays the 400 year history of the Atlantic Slave Trade, an exhibit on the role of youth in making history, a Maryland room highlighting the contributions of outstanding Marylanders to African American history, a gift shop, and a mini auditorium for lectures, films, and dramatic presentations.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 12 – 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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 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 Daily Life Walking Tour

Baltimore Daily Life Walking Tour

This tour offers a great insight into the daily life of Baltimoreans. This tour will guide you to places where locals regularly go to pray, study, eat, shop, dance, and enjoy themselves. Get a sense of the inner energy of the city and see Baltimore how locals see it with our Baltimore Daily Life Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 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 Places of Worship Tour

Baltimore Places of Worship Tour

Baltimore has many beautiful places of worship, including several buildings listed as National Historic Landmarks. A number of different faiths are represented including Presbyterian, Methodist, Unitarian, Episcopal, Lutheran and Roman Catholic. Take our Places of Worship tour to see the most impressive churches in the city, which come in all different styles including Gothic revival,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 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