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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

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.

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.

1840s Ballroom receives Bride’s Choice Award!

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland – January 31, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to 1840s Ballroom reception diningannounce 1840s Ballroom has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for reception & ceremony venue!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

1840s Ballroom stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud 1840s Ballroom for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that 1840s Ballroom is among the very best wedding reception and ceremony venues within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/1840s-ballroom-baltimore/56b33c1842958fd8.html.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire.com, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

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Baltimore Holiday Happenings

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

With the holidays right around the corner, you simply cannot afford to miss out on all the exciting events happening in Baltimore around the 1840s Carrollton Inn. With its elegant charm city accommodations and warm hospitality, the Carrollton Inn offers romantic, spa, all-inclusive, celebration, elopement, and intimate wedding packages. Our gift cards are a great way to show someone you love them this holiday season.  Click here to purchase gift certificates online.  While staying with us check out some of the holiday event in Baltimore!

The 27th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas on December 4, 2010, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM at Harborplace Amphitheater. Celebrate the holiday season with one of Baltimore’s most highly anticipated annual events.  Hundreds of festively dressed tuba and euphonium players will assemble at the Harborplace Amphitheater for a special holiday concert.

Baltimore Lighted Boat Parade on December 4, 2010, at the Inner Harbor at 6 pm. Come down to the Inner Harbor to see the annual Baltimore Lighted Boat Parade. More than 50 pleasure crafts make their way from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to Fell’s Point. All boats are decorated with holiday lights and other colorful decorations.  Make plans to stay down at the Waterfront for dinner following the parade.

7th Annual Fell’s Point Olde Tyme Christmas on December 4, 2010, in Fell’s Point Broadway Square. This year’s Fell’s Point Olde Tyme Christmas is going to be bigger and better than ever. Over 5,000 visitors are expected this year!  Baltimore’s ACE of Cakes, Duff Goldman will light Broadway Square.  Music group Smooth Tease along with caroling group Joyous Voices will add to the festivities.  Horse draw sleigh rides will also be available.  This event is fun for all ages!

Program:

9 am-St Nick arrives by tugboat at Broadway Pier
9 am- 12 pm-Breakfast and photos with St. Nick

9 am – 6 pm-Festive holiday vendors Broadway Square

11 am – 3 pm-Gingerbread House, Fell’s Point Visitor Center
12 pm – 5 pm-Annual Fell’s Point eggnog contest

1 pm – 6 pm-Live holiday music on Broadway Square

2 pm – 6 pm-Horse Drawn Carriage Sleigh Rides

4 pm – 6 pm-Victorian Christmas carolers

5:15 pm-Lighting of the Broadway Square by Duff Goldman

6 pm-Parade of Lighted Boats

Miracle on 34th Street on 34th Street in Hampden! One block in Hampden puts on a Christmas light display that is surely visible from space. Neighbors in this block of row houses string Christmas lights across 34th Street. Inflatable snow globes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. The lights are on every night until January 1st, including all night on Christmas Eve. FREE.

Holidays Historic House Tour on Tuesday, December 14th, at 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Journey back in time this holiday season to experience four historic Baltimore Homes!  Get into the old-fashioned holiday spirit and visit four of Baltimore’s premiere historic houses decorated in their holiday finest.  Get a glimpse of how Maryland’s most prominent families celebrated this special time of year.  Tour Mount Clare Museum House (1760), Homewood Museum (1801), Carroll Mansion (1811), & Gramercy Mansion (1906) each decorated in period style.

Museum Gift Shops are stocked with unique holiday gifts. The tour will include bus transportation and lunch at the Carroll Mansion.

Baltimore Bed & Breakfast Holiday Open House Tour on Sunday, December 12th, at 2 – 7 p.m. Presented by the Better Baltimore Bed & Breakfasts to benefit Santa Claus Anonymous.

Rediscover the charm of the holiday season while you tour these six luxuriously appointed B&Bs as your sample treats inspired by the season. Find why Baltimore is becoming known as a haven for discerning B&B lovers the world over. The Inn at 2920, 1840s Carrollton Inn, Celie’s Waterfront Inn, Rachael’s Dowry Bed & Breakfast and Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast are proud participants of the tour. Tickets are $25 to $35 per person. Stop by 1840s Carrollton Inn, go online, or give us a call at 410-385-1840 to purchase your tickets!

Holiday Shopping at Harborplace & The Gallery. Harborplace & The Gallery will offer extended shopping hours prior to and after the holidays.

Mondays – Saturdays: 10 am to 9 pm and

Sundays: 12 pm to 6 pm

**They will be closed on Christmas Day.  Take advantage of the great $8 parking rate after 4 PM at the Gallery Garage (excludes special events).

Free Holiday Parking in Harbor East November 26 to December 24, 2010! Spend $100 at any of the Harbor East restaurants or retail shops and receive 3 hours of FREE parking.  Customers will receive a voucher once they have spent $100 and they can redeem the voucher at a participating Harbor East self-parking garage.  The 3 hours of holiday parking is available from 10am-10pm at the three Harbor East self-park garage locations:

Legg Mason Garage
1001 Fleet Street Garage
650 S. Exeter Garage

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Artscape 2010 this weekend!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The country’s largest free arts festival calls Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood  it’s home and we’re excited to welcome visitors from all over for this three-day festival, July 16 – 18. Headline performers include Musiq Soulchild (Friday), Gov’t Mule (Saturday) and Wale (Sunday).  More than 50 bands are scheduled to perform on four stages for a jam-packed weekend of live entertainment.  Enjoy dance, opera, theater, film, fashion, family events and international foods.  Visit www.artscape.org for more info.

If you’re staying with us at 1840s Carrollton Inn this weekend, you’re just blocks from the art and entertainment.  Our advice is to take advantage of the local metro, MTA and the free Charm City Circulator to get to and from the festivities.  Following are some suggested routes:

  • Stroll a few short blocks north on S. Front Street to the Shot Tower Metro stop.  Take the line headed towards Owings Mills and hop off at State Center Cultural Center.  From there, it’s about a 9-minute walk to the Artscape action.
  • Hop on the Charm City Circulator (Orange Route)  just outside the Inn’s entrance at Albemarle Square.  Get off at the Charles Street stop and then transfer to the Purple Route and ask the driver for the closest stop to Artscape.
  • Take the Charm City Circulator (Orange Route) to Howard Street and transfer to the Light Rail.  Hop off at Mt. Royal or State Center/Cultural Center and you should be in the midst of the excitement.
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