Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore History’

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.

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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.

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View the video of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration

Historic Carroll Mansion & Shot Tower Tours

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Beginning May 5, 1840s will be giving tours of the Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower for free, to our guests. Tours are from 11:00am-12:00pm and start in the upper Courtyard of the 1840s Carrollton Inn.

The Carroll Mansion was home to the longest living signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was originally constructed between 1804-1808. Richard Canton bought the house in 1820 and Charles Carroll, Canton’s father-in-law, stayed there. He died on November 14th, 1832, at age 95 in the mansion. His death became recognized as a local and national event because of his importance in the community. After the death of the owners, the property changed hands several times, being used for a brewery, a saloon, a restaurant, apartments, tailoring firms, and even a school.In 1967 the mansion was renovated and open to the public as a historic house museum until 1997.

The Phoenix Shot Tower was the tallest building in the United States when it was built in 1828, and remained that way until 1846. The building, which is 215 feet tall, was built this way because of the method used to make bullets. Molten was poured down a cylinder at the top of the tower, and by the time it reached the bottom it was cooled and perfectly shaped as a bullet. In 1892, a new way of making bullets made this building obsolete so it was shut down and eventually became a historic landmark.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to see and learn about great Baltimore history. Coffee will be served and if you have luggage we would be more than happy to store it.