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1840s Plaza Winter Open House

Sunday, January 4th, 2015


As the new year is ushered in, it’s hard to miss the plethora of engagements popping up on newsfeeds. There is just something about this time of year that sparks romance. If you are one of those lucky couples that is planning a wedding this year, we want to invite you to join us for our annual winter open house here at the 1840s Plaza.

Where: 1840s Plaza

29 South Front Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015

5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Featuring a taste of fine cuisine by our caterers, Absolutely Perfect Catering, Sascha’s, and The Pantry.
Come see the Plaza come alive with elegant decor and design for your wedding inspiration. There will be live entertainment and a variety of event professionals to help you plan your big day!

Admission is Free
RSVP by February 17, 2015 to or 410-385-1840
Register at

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June Room of the Month-The Independence Suite

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Stay in the Independence Suite during the month of June, and receive $100 off the original price! The Independence Suite is one of our most luxurious rooms, dating back from the 1790s. Its ornate French king bed, sitting room with daybed, original fireplace,  and bath with double whirlpool tub and separate shower will surely leave you satisfied with your stay here at the Carrollton Inn.

Regular Rate: $295
June Rate: $195

*Please note that the room of the month price cannot be combined with any other special or offer, including, but not limited to, the last-minute special*
**Please note, as the reservation may be made at any time, the actual stay must occur during the month indicated on the special**
***This offer applies only from Sunday through Thursday***

And don’t forget about these fun things to do in Baltimore during the month of June!

Fort McHenry Boat Tours
Now through Sept. 30

Experience the Fort from the water on this lively 35-minute audio tour. The boat tour provides a unique perspective through the eyes of Francis Scott Key’s experience in the hours leading up to writing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The tour will depart daily from the Fort on the hour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Click here for more information

The Baltimore African American Festival
June 21-June 22, 2014

This festival celebrates African-American life, music, and culture. This family-oriented event is filled with celebrity artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, financial literacy, health & wellness information and more. Features more than 150 vending booths and attractions as well as two stages of entertainment. And for the first time in history, the African American Festival will feature Radio One’s Stone Soul Picnic – making it the signature event for the summer. The free two-day festival will take place June 21-22 at the Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex. The first day’s performers include “R&B Divas” reality star and singer Monifah, Chico DeBarge, Jacob Latimore and the R&B/funk band Mint Condition. On Sunday, Brandy and Gill will be joined by the Choir Boys and “Preachers of LA” cast member Deitrick Haddon. More artists will be announced as the event draws closer. Last year, Patti LaBelle and Fantasia headlined the event.

Click here for more information.

Battle of St. Leonard Creek Reenactment
June 21-22, 2014

Plans are underway for a major commemoration of the Battle(s) of St. Leonard Creek. In June 1814, the U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla took on British forces in the Patuxent River, becoming Maryland’s largest naval engagement. This living history event will feature historic craft demonstrations and hands-on educational activities.

Click here for more information.

Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Spring is finally here! With the weather warming up and Baltimore coming alive, there is no better time to visit the city.  April has much to offer those visiting Baltimore or for locals looking for new things to do!   Also, don’t forget that Mother’s Day is coming up in May so now is the time to purchase a gift certificate for mom! To purchase a gift certificate or book a room for Mother’s Day, please call (410) 385-1840.

If you are planning to visit Baltimore this spring, book a room with the 1840s Carrollton Inn! Let us provide you with a luxurious welcoming to Baltimore.  The 1840s Carrollton Inn is within a short walk of the Inner Harbor, Little Italy and the nightlife at Power Plant Live.  Below is a list of great events that Baltimore has to offer. Choose the 1840s Carrollton Inn as your Baltimore Bed & Breakfast for your next stay in this vibrant city!

April 5 – Baltimore Orioles Home Game at Camden Yards
April 5 – Seadog Speedboat tours begin at the Inner Harbor
April 7 – Baltimore Farmers’ Market at Holliday & Saratoga Streets (Sundays thru 12/18)
April 9 – Les Miserables by Cameron Mackintosh at the Hippodrome Theater (thru 4/14)
April 13 – Shogun Fights at 1st Mariner Arena
April 14 – Opera Night! At Sotto Sopra Restaurant
April 20 – Rally in the Alley at Power Plant Live
April 22 – Earth Day at the Maryland Science Center
April 28 – Walk to Free the World of Multiple Sclerosis at Power Plant Live
Check out the Baltimore Orioles schedule for more games in April by clicking here!

For a list of rooms and availability, click here!

1840s Plaza Winter Open House

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Mark your calendars for the 1840s Winter Open House!!

When: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Where: 29 South Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to not only tour all three floors of the 1840s Plaza, but also sample food from Linwoods Catering and Rouge Fine Catering. On top of this, there will be over 30 vendors from all parts of the wedding industry there to help you plan every aspect of your upcoming wedding. This only happens once a year and it’s free, so bring your friends and family with you!
RSVP by February 12, 2013 by calling 410-385-1840 or emailing

Annual Holiday B&B House Tour – Thursday, Decmber 13, 2012!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Happy Holidays from Carroll Museums!

You’re Invited!

Authentic Baltimore Holiday Tour 2012

Authentic Baltimore B&B’s at their Holiday Finest on

Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 9:00am-4:00pm!

Steep yourself in charm, history, and the holiday spirit with a tour of seven Authentic Baltimore B&B’s decorated in their holiday finest.

This year’s event showcases

4 East Madison Inn

Rachel’s Dowery

1840s Carrollton Inn

Blue Door on Baltimore

Scarborough Fair

Celie’s Waterfront Inn

Guests will enjoy a catered lunched courtesy of Hunt Valley Catering and also tour the Carroll Mansion and the 1840s Plaza!

Tour includes bus transportation. Tour proceeds will support the nonprofit work of both event hosts: Carroll Museums and the Baltimore National Heritage Area.

to the Motor Coach Parking lot will open at 8:30am for check in.
(Parking is Free)
9:00am Board Bus
9:15am Tour B&B’s
11:45am Lunch and tour at the Carroll Mansion & 1840s Plaza
1:00pm Continue Tour of B&B’s
4:00pm Arrive at the Motor Coach Parking lot

Cost: $55.00 per person (includes lunch and bus transportation.)

Space is limited. First come, first serve.

Click Here to Register Now!

Contact: Paula Hankins
Carroll Museums, Inc.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2012
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST,
Check-in begins 8:30 AM

Where: Tour begins: Visit Baltimore Motor Coach Parking Lot
1100 James Street
Baltimore, MD 21223

Please Note: Pre-payment is required. We regret we are unable to give refunds.

Special thanks go to our event sponsors:

1840s Corporation

American Worldwide Transportation

Authentic Baltimore

Carroll Museums Inc.

Hunt Valley Catering

Touch the Sky Entertainment

Gramercy Festive Holiday Tea and Tour!

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Mark your calendars for Gramercy’s Festive Holiday Tea and Tour! Don’t miss this three-course high tea on December 9 and 16 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Along with the delicious food, there will be guided tours of the historic mansion and a holiday gift shop.

The high tea menu below is prepared by Rouge Fine Catering and served by the Innkeepers at Gramercy Mansion

Deviled Eggs with smoked bacon and grainy mustard

Caprese Skewer, tri0colored tortellini and sundried tomato skewer

Fresh Fruit Skewer with Creme Francaise

Grilled Vegetable Mini Sandwich with herbed goat’s cheese

Smoked Salmon & Dill Quark with red onion & capers on pumpernickel bread

Curried Cucumber Sandwich with mint

Roasted Chicken Salad with white beans and basil

Assorted Mini Pastries: Chocolatine, Croissants, Cinnamon & Raisin Brioche, Cinnabuns, Mini Danish, and Strawberry & Apple Turnovers

Variety of brewed hot tea and cider to be served

Reservations are $29.00 plus tax and service. For reservations call Maria at 410-486-2405 or email her at

*Reservations and payment required one week prior to event

Annual St. Gabriele Italian Festival

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Join St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Little Italy for the Annual St. Gabriele Italian Festival! This is taking place Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19 from 12:00pm-8:00pm along Exeter and Stiles Street, just one block the 1840s Carrollton Inn. This festival will have things for the whole family including:
-Live entertainment
-Game Wheels
-Italian food
-Italian ice
-Fried dough
-Bocce tournament
-Kid’s Carnival Games

These things are just some of the fun. The festival will also have many different kinds of vendors. All of this is available to you for a $1 donation admission fee. Why not make a weekend of this and stay at the 1840s Carrollton Inn, located right inside Little Italy, walking distance from the festival. Below are some highlights for the weekend.


Monaldi Brothers 12:00pm-4:00pm
Mixed Company 4:00pm-8:00pm


Small Miracle with Michele Petti 12:00pm-4:00 pm
Park Avenue with Chicky Peluso 4:00pm-8:00pm

Celebrate Mass at St. Leo’s in honor of St. Gabriele with Bishop Denis Madden who will lead the annual statue procession through the streets of Little Italy.

Don’t miss the bocce action on the Stiles Street courts in the annual St. Gabriele Festival bocce tournament!

Artscape 2012

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Artscape 2012 is approaching fast, there is no better time to book your stay at 1840’s Carrollton Inn than now, with rates starting as low as $195 per night for an Inn so close to the action. Artscape is America’s largest free art festival with numerous things to see and do you can’t afford to miss it. There are multiple inexpensive and free ways to get to Artscape from the 1840’s Carrollton Inn.

•From the shot tower metro, take train going towards Owings Mills. Get off at the State Center Metro

•Take the Orange route on the Charm City Circulator to the Purple route at Charles St. Then take the Purple route to 10th street Station. Walk west on Mount Royal Avenue.

•Take the Orange route on the Circulator to Howard Street, and then take the Light Rail toward North Avenue. Get off at the University of Baltimore/ Mount Royal exit.

To book a room or learn more about 1840’s Carrolton Inn click here.

To learn more about Artscape 2012 please refer to

For schedules and information on the Metro and Light Rail please refer to

For schedules and information on the Charm City Circulator please refer to

It’s a Baltimore Sailabration!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration in Baltimore

Stay at the 1840s Carrollton Inn between June 13, 2012 and June 19, 2012 and enjoy the week-long War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration which will launch in Baltimore on June 13, 2012 with an international Sailabration of ships sailing into Baltimore Harbor. Exciting events include historic land and water tours, a variety of rich family and group recreational activities, exciting War of 1812 battle re-enactments, live entertainment and music, exhibits and displays. The Bicentennial Celebration will culminate with an amazing air show featuring the Blue Angels on June 16 and 17, 2012.

Visit the historic shrine at the Fort McHenry National Monument, tour the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, and see the original draft of the Star-Spangled Banner at the Maryland Historical Society. Click here for more information about the Star-Spangled 200 War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration in Baltimore.

For more information on all of the exciting events for the Bicentennial Celebration click here!

View the video of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration

Spring is Coming!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

This warm weather is a nice reminder that spring is just around the corner! At the 1840s Carrollton Inn, we want to make sure there is never a shortage of activities for our guests to participate in throughout the city. Look below for upcoming activities and events going on in Baltimore.

Baltimore Greek Week

Baltimore Greek Week II begins on Sunday, March 18th and culminates on Sunday, March 25th with the colorful Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade in Greektown. For more information and participating restaurants visit,

Da Mimmo’s Cooking Classes

If you love to cook, don’t pass up this opportunity to learn how to make some true Italian dishes. Da Mimmo’s is having cooking classes March 25th and April 29th. Registration for one class is $87 and registration for two is $77.

For course listings visit

For general information visit

Baltimore Water Taxi

From Fort McHenry to Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor and everywhere in between, the Baltimore Water Taxi connects you to the finest attractions, restaurants, bars, shopping, and history that Baltimore has to offer. Each of their Landings offers an opportunity to explore the unique neighborhoods that make up the character of Baltimore’s Waterfront.

For more information and tickets visit:

Baltimore Trolley Tours

Whether you’ve grown up here or you are visiting from out of town, Baltimore Trolley Tours are a great way to get to know the city of Baltimore. These tours start April 2nd and they are 90 minutes. Tours depart from The National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor 7 days a week at 10:30AM, Noon, and 2:00PM

Tickets (Adults): $29.45

Tickets (children under 10): $14.95

For more information visit: