Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 779-6166
Fax: (410) 528-7771
Established in the year 1841, this Georgian-style church called St. Vincent de Paul Church attracts the pious as well as the tourists. Its significance lies in the fact that it is the oldest Catholic Church in Baltimore. This neo-classical structure was originally built with red bricks, but then was painted white to give that finished effect. The interiors have been through a series of renovations—the exteriors, however, have remained the same since centuries. Don't forget to tour around after mass hours.
Zion Church is a quaint worship place, adorned with pretty stained glass windows. This is one of the few Lutheran churches in the state that still uses the red book for the English service. Services in German have been held since the last 250 years! German language courses are also offered for all levels. Ecumenical Communion is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Various other events like Spring Fest, May Fest and Garten Fest are conducted annually. The garden is supposedly one of the best green spots in the city. The beautiful Adlersaal (hall) can be rented for a private function.
The Holocaust Memorial in downtown Baltimore was originally built in 1980 and was refurbished in 1997. Today, the centerpiece of the stark gray memorial is two concrete monoliths that represent the boxcars used to transport Jews to the Nazi death camps during World War II. Railroad tracks surround the structure. The redesign which involved the removal of a grassy hill, gives passersby along the Inner Harbor a view of the memorial.
This lovely museum is dedicated to preserving Maryland's Jewish heritage. Rotating exhibits provide a fascinating look at important historical events, as well as glimpses of day-to-day Jewish life. Past exhibits have focused on everything from the synagogues that grace Baltimore's neighborhoods to the 'Tchotchkes' that decorate ordinary Jewish homes. The museum also offers genealogical consultations by appointment, a well-stocked book store and a museum shop.
The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is a non-profit that creates a vibrant downtown for both businesses and visitors. The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore hosts events throughout the year, including concert series.
Baltimore's World Trade Center - the world's tallest pentagonal building - is a must-see for anyone visiting Charm City. That's because the 27th-floor observation deck "Top of the World" - offers panoramic views of the Inner Harbor and Baltimore's historic waterfront neighborhoods. It's a great place to get a sense of the city. The observation level also contains exhibits about Baltimore and its economic renaissance.
This observation area, on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, offers panoramic views of the Baltimore Harbor. There is also a museum that displays artifacts from Baltimore's past and a gift shop featuring the famous Maryland crab. Although school groups and tours are invited to schedule an appointment to experience the Top of the World Observation Level, the space may not be reserved for private functions.
The Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association (BACVA) was established to help tourists learn about attractions and business services in Baltimore. The visitors center is a great place to get information on tours, shopping guides, art galleries and events. Find tickets and brochures, make reservations for lodging or simply access information yourself in the touch-screen kiosks.
This aquarium is perhaps the greatest attraction in Baltimore's celebrated Inner Harbor. The exhibits start small with samples of marine life from local waters, but visitors soon find themselves eye-to-eye with sharks, rays and other very large creatures. The simulated rainforest ecosystem is truly awe-inspiring. The regularly scheduled dolphin shows are very popular, especially with children.
Formerly called "The German Cathedral" due to its South German neo-Gothic style, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church is a historic landmark designed by the famous architect Robert Cary Long in 1845. Many saints, including Blessed George Matulaitis and St. John Neumann, have prayed here, making this church a place of religious importance in the Catholic community.
Commissioned in 1855, the USS Constellation was the last all-sail ship built by the United States Navy. Today, the historic vessel lies at anchor in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where visitors can climb aboard and learn about the ship's history, including its mission to disrupt the slave trade and its latter role in delivering famine relief supplies to Ireland.
Considered one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture, the Baltimore Basilica is the nation's oldest Catholic cathedral. Begun in 1806 and completed in 1821, the cathedral was designed by Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the U.S. Capitol. With its six Corinthian columns fronting a grand portico, the cathedral resembles a Greek temple. Nine stained-glass windows fill the massive interior with light. Visitors in recent years have included Pope John Paul II and the late Mother Theresa.