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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
11:00am-3:00pm
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 info@1840sballroom.com

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.

Itinerary:
Gates
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.
phankins@carrollmuseums.org
410.605.2964

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 maria@gramercymansion.com

*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
-Beer
-Italian ice
-Fried dough
-Bingo
-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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 ENTERTAINMENT

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 ENTERTAINMENT

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

SUNDAY 9:30 am MASS & STREET PROCESSION
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.

BOCCE TOURNAMENT
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 http://www.artscape.org/home

For schedules and information on the Metro and Light Rail please refer to http://mta.maryland.gov

For schedules and information on the Charm City Circulator please refer to http://www.charmcitycirculator.com

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, http://www.baltimoregreece.org/baltimore-greek-week2012a.shtml

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 http://www.damimmo.com/pdf/CookingClassesSpring2012.pdf

For general information visit http://www.damimmo.com/

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: http://www.baltimorewatertaxi.com/

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: http://baltimoretrolley.com/

It’s a Waterfront Life!

Monday, November 21st, 2011
It’s a Waterfront Life in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this Holiday Season!
It’s a Waterfront Life…

With so much to see and to do in Baltimore, this holiday season, everyone will be talking about the festivities surrounding the Inner Harbor!  Starting mid-November all the way through to the end of December, enjoy fun-filled activities at The Maryland Science Center, West Shore Park,  Harborplace Amphitheater, Harborplace & The Gallery, the Inner Harbor, the Inner Harbor & Fells Point, The National Aquarium, Power Plant, and Harbor East!

Below you will find the full list of scheduled activities,

for more information and parking options simply click here!

Maryland Science Center

Friday’s After Five, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5pm – 8pm)
Special discounted admission after 5pm–$8

All Day Dollar Days, Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4
Dollar Discount days are back. Visit the Maryland Science Center this weekend and admission is only a dollar.
IMAX films require an additional ticket.

Midnight Noon, Saturday, December 31 (10am – 2pm)
Dance the day away to the sounds of the popular kids band, Milkshake, as they help us count down to a Happy New Year’s at noon. The day includes arts and crafts activities and a ball drop at noon. All activities are free with paid admission.

West Shore Park

Winter Wonderland at West Shore Park, Saturday, November 19 (1pm – 5pm)
Join the Waterfront Partnership and our team of elves for a fun-filled afternoon at West Shore Park. A Families of all denominations will enjoy live music, games, arts and crafts. Create your own festive lantern and participate in the Holiday Lantern Parade!

Holiday Lantern Parade and Santa’s arrival, Saturday, November 19 (5:30pm)
Join the merriment and take part in the City of Baltimore’s first-ever Holiday Lantern Parade along the Inner Harbor’s promenade. Festive lanterns, cascading ribbon trees, towering umbrellas, bands, illuminated stilt walkers, and costume characters will come together as Santa makes his way to his home at Harborplace! PARADE ROUTE: West Shore Park to Harborplace Amphitheater.

Harborplace Amphitheater

Santa’s Place (Photos and Light Shows), Saturday, November 19 – Saturday, December 24
Monday – Saturday (11am – 7pm), Sunday (11am – 6pm)
Enjoy special Holiday Light Shows (6pm – 8pm) choreographed to your favorite tunes.

28th annual Merry Tuba Christmas, Saturday, December 3 (3pm)
Over 200 festively-dressed tuba and euphonium players will capture the spirit of the holiday as they blend their unique styles, rhythms, and progressions for all to enjoy.

Harborplace & The Gallery

WINTER HOURS: Monday – Saturday (10am – 9pm*), Sunday (*Noon – 6pm)
*Restaurants may remain open later. Holiday hours can be found online at www.harborplace.com

Inner Harbor

Tall Ship, Thursday, November 17
The 323′ Norwegian tall ship arrives and will be docked thru Saturday, November 20 a the Inner Harbor West Wall (adjacent to West Shore Park).

Inner Harbor and Fells Point

Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats, Saturday, December 3 (6pm)

National Aquarium

Polar Express Takes the Harbor, Friday, November 18 (5pm – 9pm)
Special Polar Express screenings, hot cocoa, cookies and more! Special Admission $8 after 5pm. 4D Film require an additional ticket.

Friday’s After Five, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5pm – 8pm)
Special discounted admission after 5pm – $8

World Holiday Traditions, Friday, December 2 (5pm – 9pm)
The Aquarium’s Cultural Series celebrates a diversity of holiday traditions through art, music, dance, and literature. Special visit from Santa and Puffin! All activities are included with admission of $8 after 5pm.

All Day Dollar Days, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4
Admission is only a dollar, excludes 4D film.

Power Plant

Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular, Saturday, November 19 – Saturday December 31, Sunday – Thursday: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Friday – Saturday: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Power Plant lights up the Inner Harbor this holiday season with an unforgettable display of lights, lasers, music and more! Sure to become downtown’s most electrifying attraction, you won’t want to miss this must-see event!

Power Plant’s “Rock the dock” Family Holiday Bash, Saturday, December 10 (1pm – 5pm)
Don’t miss the festive live music, holi- day themed arts and crafts, games, food and drink, great giveaways and even train rides along the promenade! After the kids finish the decorating, we invite you to“rock around” the Christmas Tree for a holiday bash you won’t soon forget!

Harbor East

Joy-Jingle-Jam @ 800 Block Aliceanna Street, Saturday, December 3 (Noon – 5pm)
A festive Holiday Concert with visit from Santa and his helper. The VIPs from noon – 2pm and The Kelly Bell Band from 3pm – 5pm will be joined by a strolling Santa and his Elf taking photos. Harbor East Restaurant stands will be open for your enjoyment.

Let It Snow Celebration, Sunday, December 18 (Noon – 5pm)
The entire Harbor East neighborhood will be blanketed with holiday cheer, including Ice Carvings, Holiday Music and Strolling Entertainment making it merry and bright.

Inner Harbor Light Show For The Holidays!

Friday, November 18th, 2011

This year Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will debut a laser and light show to kick off the holiday season. From mid- November throughout December the Waterfront Partnership will host “It’s A Waterfront Life” light show. November 19th starts off the festivites with Power Plant laser show, parade, arrival of Santa Claus, music and light show in the harbor.

Shows will run until December 31 on Sunday -Thursday at  6 p.m.,7 p.m., 8 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Waterfront Partnership will offer discounted parking at The Gallery Garage downtown and in Harbor East, where some parking will be free at select garages and $3 parking will be available on Caroline, Fleet and Eden streets.

For more information on events, deals and discounts the group is offering throughout the campaign, visit the “It’s a Waterfront Life” website at www.itsawaterfrontlife.org.

Plan your winter getaway! Bed & breakfast rooms and suites still available Friday and Saturday nights.  Visit our specials page for last- minute discounts and enjoy the experience of a winter wonderland  light show during this glorious time of year!!