Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore’

Top 10 Hotels in Baltimore!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

For those of you who have already stayed with us, you may not be surprised by seeing our name on the Top 10 Hotels in Baltimore list. For those of you who are considering staying at the 1840s Carrollton Inn, I’m going to make you absolutely positive that this is the place for you. Being a smaller B&B, it is a great accomplishment to be mentioned in not only one article, but in two different articles in the same week! So we would like to extend a special thanks to USA Today and The Culture Trip for mentioning us in their articles!

Some have said that the 1840s is a hidden gem, and USA today confirmed it in this article. It is so easy to overlook because of the location in such a busy city, but this is a charming property with 13 unique bedrooms that are part of the reason why we made the top 10 list. The interconnected row homes add historic value to our property. USA Today makes sure to point out our gourmet breakfast, made-to-order, and our prime location in Baltimore.

Breakfast guests


Baltimore is such a large city, the 20th largest in the USA to be exact. With this being said, there are going to be many different accommodations to meet prices and amenity needs for everyone. The 1840s Carrollton Inn “offers spacious guest rooms and suites with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, tasteful artwork, and professionally decorated furnishings” according to The Culture Trip. So basically by checking in, you are signing up for a luxurious and satisfying experience.

Carroll Suite

We made it on these top 10 hotels in Baltimore lists with many other credible and amazing hotels, and are so excited to be a part of this listing. We will continue to provide accommodations that make our guests happy and wanting to visit many more times. We look forward to your next visit!

Sizzling Summer Fun This July

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Are you ready for sizzling summer fun? This July, 1840s Carrollton Inn is promoting events in the local area and providing discounted rates to rebuild Baltimore. There have been tragic events over the past few months that have taken a major toll on local businesses. We believe that the Baltimore community should join together and rise above the recent misfortunes.

For the entire month of July, enjoy a two-night stay at the 1840s Carrollton Inn and receive $50 off your stay. For every additional night, take an extra $25 off your stay.

Our hope for this special is that our guests will use their saved money to support Baltimore’s local businesses and help restore our beautiful city.

Get involved in local events during the month of July! Charm City Fireworks on the 4th of July is a fantastic experience that should not be missed. Maybe take a cruise through the Inner Harbor? Spirit Cruises are offering specials that entire weekend that are guaranteed to make this Independence Day a blast.


America’s largest free arts festival, Artscape, is July 17-19 and is something the entire family will enjoy. The lineup for each day is released on their website. All exhibitions and shows this year are inspired by the 2015 Artscape theme: water. Make sure to donate to Artscape so this festival will remain the largest free arts festival in Baltimore.


And as always, show your support for the Baltimore Orioles! Get your tickets for home games the weekend of July 10-12 against the Washington Nationals. There will also be a fireworks show July 31 after our Bird’s play the Tigers.


There isn’t going to be a dull moment in Baltimore this July with all of the events and activities going on in the local area! Check availability and book your stay at the 1840s Carrollton Inn now to ensure you are a part of the fun! Use promo code SIZZLE15 when booking your reservation.

For dads all over Baltimore

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

fathers dayFather’s Day can be tricky…whenever I ask my Dad what he wants, I always get the same response, “I don’t need anything.” For those of you like me that are struggling with what to get Dad this Father’s Day, I have a suggestion. Spend the day with Dad. Maybe spend the weekend together. I’ll give you a few things to do in Baltimore and some reasons why you should do them for Dad this Father’s Day.


oriolesBoh’s & O’s

Father’s Day weekend for the Baltimore Orioles is not being spent at Camden Yards, but you can always take Dad out to watch the game, eat some lunch, and maybe drink a few Natty Bohs (if you’re over 21 of course). With the way the weather has been the past week, it might be more enjoyable to watch the game while sitting in the air conditioning anyway!




Golf, golf, and more golf

Book your tee time at Mount Pleasant Golf Course and spend some time bonding with Dad over his favorite sport. By taking Dad golfing, not only are you bonding, but you are taking interest in one of his favorite hobbies. Maybe you’ll learn a thing or two from good ‘ole Dad. Arnold Palmer golfed here, so why wouldn’t you want to?



QGPampered by QG

Quintessential Gentleman is the all-inclusive day of fun for you and Dad. Get pampered at the spa…maybe sign Dad up to get a full-service spa treatment that includes HydraFacial or hot stone massage and then shoot some pool afterwards. If you have a suit that needs to be tailored, get that done too! The possibilities are endless. If Dad needs a relaxing day to restore his youth, this is the perfect gift!

Regardless of what you end up taking Dad to do, make sure to thank him for being your Dad!

Show Your Baltimore Pride This June

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Visiting Baltimore this June? Looking for something to do during your stay? Show your Baltimore pride this June by participating in some of our local events!

WipeOut Run at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Register now to participate on June 6 in this once-in-a-lifetime event! If you’re familiar with the show WipeOut, you know how crazy and fun this looks. Take a chance and participate in a 5k obstacle course containing 12 larger-than-life obstacles. This is a guaranteed good time and good laugh.
Early Bird: Wave 1 is from 8:30a.m.-10:30a.m. and the Need Sleep: Wave 2 is from 11:30a.m.-3:30p.m. There are limited spaces available, so sign up as soon as possible! Tickets are $67.

333 W. Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Let’s not forget about our Bird’s! The Baltimore Orioles have some great home games coming up June 9-16 against the Red Sox (June 9-11), Yankees (June 12-14), and Phillies (June 15-16). Promotions include: June 11 &16 – Alumni Autograph Series where former Orioles players will sign autographs on Eutaw Street 1 1/2 hours before the game starts. June 12-14 – OriolesREACH Food and Funds Drive where fans are asked to donate cash to Oriole Park or non-perishable food items to benefit the Maryland Food Bank.



Don’t forget to take pride in Maryland! The Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival is being hosted at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland on June 13. This is a new tradition being brought to Baltimore, so make sure you are a part of it! The festival will have lots of crabs, beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun, and more. It will be held at the Inner Harbor at Pratt and Light Streets, Baltimore, Md 21201. Ticket options and additional information can be found on MD Crab Fest’s website or call 800-830-3976.

crab feast

Speaking of taking pride in Maryland traditions, don’t forget about the HonFest June 13-14. This is a local tradition to celebrate historic working-women of Baltimore. June 13: 11a.m.-10p.m. and June 14: 12noon-6p.m. This event will be held at W. 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211.

hon fest

Are you attending these events and looking for a place to stay while visiting Baltimore? Check availability and make reservations at the 1840s Carrollton Inn now!

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

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

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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:

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

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.

Baltimore Grand Prix Countdown!

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Just 17 days to go!  Baltimore is buzzing with excitement as Labor Day weekend quickly approaches and with it the 2011 Inaugural Baltimore Grand PrixBaltimore Grand PrixThe grand stands have been erected, race walls are going up and the city streets indeed look like the race course they will become on September 2nd.

Restaurants, bars, nightclubs and attractions are rolling out the red carpet with checkered flag specials and themed events during Baltimore Race Week (Aug. 28 – Sept. 4) for the 100,000+ visitors expected to flood the city for Indy car racing at it’s finest.  From Baltimore Grand Prix-fixed menus at local restaurants, to happy hour specials, free and discounted admission at various family-friendly attractions, and free concerts and events in the Inner Harbor and Harbor East areas, the jam-packed week promises race fans and unforgettable Charm City experience.  Click here for Baltimore Race Week events and specials.

Situated on the outskirts of the race course and within an easy walk of all the action, 1840s Carrollton Inn is the perfect spot to spend Baltimore Grand Prix weekend.  Rooms and suites are unique and charming, treating guests to a true and authentic Baltimore experience.  All accommodations include a full gourmet breakfast served from a menu each morning… so fill your tank before a busy and exciting day on the town!  The inn is footsteps from Little Italy, the Inner Harbor and Harbor East.  With a Charm City Circulator stop just outside the main entrance, Baltimore’s free, eco-friendly transportation is the perfect alternative for getting around on this busy weekend.

Rooms and suites are still available but won’t be for long!  Click here for reservations.