Baltimore’s American Treasures Affiliates

All American House 2016 - Baltimore's American Treasures Affiliates

AIABaltimore | The Baltimore Architecture Foundation – May 3, 6, 26

AIABaltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation will offer building tours including the new Open Works maker space (May 6) and the St. Mary’s Seminary and University (May 26). More at

Baltimore Heritage – ongoing

Baltimore Heritage offers guided foot tours of Downtown Baltimore’s most famous architectural features. $15/ Baltimore Heritage members, $25/non members. Reservations required. More at

Baltimore Museum of Industry – June 26

Meet makers of some of the world’s finest furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories and learn how their Maryland-made products set global standards for excellence in craftsmanship and design while creating jobs in Maryland. MADE: In America Chairman James DeLorbe will lead a panel discussion that features Maryland companies Beachley, McLain-Weisand, Niermann-Weeks, C.H. Robertson, Rockland Industries, and Vicco Von Voss. FREE with museum admission. Advance registration suggested. More at

Baltimore National Heritage Area – ongoing

Join knowledgeable Urban Rangers on a walking tour of the Charles Street National Scenic Byway, exploring its fine architecture and world-renowned institutions. Schedule and pricing at

Clifton Mansion and Civic Works – May 21

Civic Works hosts the “Civic Works Tiny House” on Saturday, May 21st. Explore their trendy “tiny house” and learn tips for energy efficiency. Tour Clifton Mansion to see today’s geothermal cooling and heating systems as well as the historic counterseal insulation system. RSVP $5 at the door. More at

Evergreen – May 4 and ongoing

Evergreen, a superb example of Gilded Age architecture, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion has 48 opulent rooms filled with the Garrett Family’s extraordinary and eclectic belongings. The Museum and Library are open for general tours. On May 4th, they will host the last lecture in their House Beautiful series: The Costumed and Bejeweled Interior: Léon Bakst as Decorator. Reservations requested. $20/public, $15/members. Seating limited. More at

The Foundery – ongoing

The Foundery is founded around the principles of community, education, and innovation. Their mission is to provide access to industrial grade tools and education, with the goal of sparking innovation. For more information and a schedule of classes visit

Hampton National Historic Site – June 19

Hampton National Historic Site Curator Gregory Weidman presents the fascinating story of how Hampton Mansion was saved and became a unit of the National Park Service in 1948. After her lecture, Ms. Weidman will lead a special tour in the mansion focusing on great examples of Baltimore craftsmanship in the period rooms. 2 PM. Sunday, June 19, The Orangery at Hampton Nation Historic Site. More information at

Homewood Museum – ongoing

Homewood Museum is an architecturally significant National Historic Landmark furnished to represent the Federal era, the Carroll family’s occupancy (1802-1825). The majority of the collection is American, featuring high-quality Baltimore furniture of the period. Visitors learn of the development of Baltimore at this seminal era. Admission and tour information at

Jewish Museum of Maryland – ongoing

The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents its “All American Synagogue.” Beginning in May, Book, Bell and Candle, a special “detective’s tour” will run every Sunday at 3pm, showing how American craftsman have expressed faith in the Lloyd Street Synagogue through their woodwork, glasswork and furnishings. Additional programs will explore traditions such as Torah writing. More at

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum – The Bauernschmidt Mansion

Located at 1601-03 East North Avenue this historic mansion was designed by George Frederick, the architect of Baltimore’s city hall, and served as a headquarters for the Bauernshmidt family’s brewing industry. Stewarded by the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, this historic home has served as a manor, brewery, and funeral home. Noted for its relation to post civil-war segregation, the mansion now serves as a museum for Baltimore Black History. The site is not currently open for tours. More at

The Pride of Baltimore II – May

Pride of Baltimore II hosts free deck tours throughout May. The captains and crew will be available to answer questions about Baltimore Clippers, their unique design, use as privateers, and role during the War of 1812. Tour times and additional information at

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House – ongoing

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, home and place of business for Mary Pickersgill, maker of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen what is now our national anthem, will showcase Baltimore’s decorative arts industry of the 19th century. Admission is $8 for adults. More at