Shopping Spring/Sum­mer

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Can­ton Cor­ner Bar­ber­shop At this groomer, find clas­sic cuts, shaves and beard care in a nos­tal­gic setting. www.can­ton­corner­bar­ber­shop.com. 2809 Hud­son St., 410.624.5899. Map H8 An­tiques CHAR­LOTTE ELLIOTT— Fur­ni­ture, es­tate and hand­made jew­elry, ster­ling sil­ver flat­ware, vin­tage cloth­ing. Rare books at Book Store Next Door. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 6 p.m. www.char­lot­teel­liot­tinc.com. 837 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.243.0990 North of Map A1 CROSSKEYS AN­TIQUES— Se­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture, paint­ings, mirrors from 17th through 20th cen­turies. More than 10,000 pieces in col­lec­tion like waxes car­ry­ing Buck­ing­ham Palace’s seal of ap­proval. Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. www.crosskeysan­tiques.com. 801 N. Howard St., Mount Ver­non, 410.728.0101 Map C3 Bright­side Bou­tique Christie Grif­fiths’ tat­too cul­turein­spired looks ex­pand into Ham­p­den. New here? Her own cloth­ing line and out­fits for men. www. shop­bright­side.com. 915 W. 36th St., 410.814.0595. North of Map B1 PARADISO— Well-ap­pointed shop on “The Ave.” car­ries antique and mod­ern pieces. A de­signer jew­elry case com­ple­ments fur­ni­ture. Lo­cal de­liv­ery and ship­ping. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by ap­point­ment. www.par­adis­o­ham­p­den.com. 1015 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.243.1317 North of Map A1 Ap­parel CHRISTO­PHER SCHAFER CLOTHIER— Dap­per fa­ther-and-son team craft­ing made-to-mea­sure cloth­ing rooted in English tra­di­tions with mod­ern flair in cool digs. By ap­point­ment only. www.christo­pher­schafer.com. 1400 Aliceanna St., Har­bor East, 410.404.5131 Map E7 Cheese Galore & More! At Cross Street Mar­ket, build a tasty pic­nic with, yes, cheese, but also sa­lumi and fresh bread. www. cheesega­lore­and­more.com. 1065 S. Charles St., 410.244.5515. Map C8 DOUBLEDUTCH— Women’s styles by well-known de­sign­ers (Orla Kiely) and lo­cals (Pis­tol Stitched). Bags, sun­glasses, jew­elry, hand­made ap­parel. Mon.Thurs. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 7 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www.dou­ble­dutch­bou­tique.com. 1021 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.554.0055 North of Map A1 HAND­BAGS IN THE CITY— De­signer bags and ready-to-wear women’s cloth­ing. La­bels like DVF, Tory Burch and Kate Spade. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. www.hand­bagsinthecity.com. 840 Aliceanna St., Har­bor East, 410.528.1443 Map E7 HATS IN THE BELFRY— Ca­sual, de­signer, dress and fashion hats. Fe­do­ras, porkpies, driver, straw, news­boys, cow­boy, cloches, fas­ci­na­tors. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 9 p.m., Sun. till 7 p.m. www.hatsinthe­bel­fry.com.

813A S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 667.239.3655 Map F7 HUNTING GROUND— Lesser-known brands and vin­tage in an old church. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www.sho­phunt­ing­ground.com. 3649 Falls Road, Ham­p­den, 410.243.0789 North of Map A1 MANO SWARTZ FURS— Fam­ily-owned and run fur­rier since 1889 sell­ing new and used items. Ap­praisals, re­pairs (“Mano Makeovers” turn­ing coats into vests, blan­kets, etc.), stor­age, dona­tions to lo­cal char­i­ties. Ex­clu­sive U.S. car­rier of Zuki fur de­signs. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. www.manoswartz.com. 10801 Falls Road, Lutherville, Md., 410.825.9000 SA­MUEL PARKER CLOTHIER— Since 1921, tra­di­tional menswear and fur­nish­ings. Hand-tai­lored Sa­muel­sohn suits, Ralph Lauren footwear and Robert Tal­bott shirts and neck­wear. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat. till 5 p.m. www.sam uel­parker.com. 86 Vil­lage Square, Cross Keys, 410.435.5000 North of Map B1 SIX­TEEN TONS— Vin­tage-in­spired men’s shirts and denim, ac­ces­sories, hats. Sun.-Mon. noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 7 p.m. www.shop16­tons.com. 1021 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.554.0101 North of Map A1 STEPHEN WISE DE­SIGNS— Lo­cal de­signer’s suits and ac­ces­sories, plus tai­lor­ing ser­vices and oc­ca­sional sewing classes. Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. www.face book.com/stephen.wise.94. 216 N. Paca St., Down­town, 667.309.6021 Map C5 UN­DER AR­MOUR BRAND HOUSE— Flag­ship of Bal­ti­more-based per­for­mance brand. Work­out ap­parel, plus footwear and ac­ces­sories. Innovation Cen­ter with new­est prod­ucts, some not yet re­leased. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. www.un­der­ar­mour.com. 700 S. Pres­i­dent St., Har­bor East, 410.528.5304 Map E7

Art/Craft Gal­leries

ART GALLERY OF FELLS POINT— Co-op for sculp­ture, pho­tog­ra­phy, glass work, oils by lo­cal artists. Sum­mer: Tues.-Fri. noon- 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Winter: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. www. fell­s­point­gallery.org. 1716 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.327.1272 Map F7 C. GRIMALDIS GALLERY— Contemporary gallery of post-World War II art. Rep­re­sent­ing artists in­clud­ing An­thony Caro, Grace Har­ti­gan (es­tate), Raoul Mid­dle­man, Richard Serra, Chul Hyun Ahn, John Wa­ters. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. www.cgrimald­is­gallery.com. 523 N. Charles St., Mount Ver­non, 410.539.1080 Map C4 CORRADETTI GLASSBLOWING— In his­toric Clip­per Mill, stu­dio and gallery for vases, bowls, or­na­ments and jew­elry. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. www.corradetti.com. 2010 Clip­per Park Road, Ste. 119, Wood­berry, 410.243.2010 North of Map A1 GALERIE MYRTIS— Contemporary gallery show­ing so­cial and his­toric land­scapes. On­go­ing “Tea with Myrtis” art salons. Thurs.-Sat. 2- 6 p.m. www.ga­leriemyr­tis.net. 2224 N. Charles St., Station North, 410.235.3711 North of Map C1 GOYA CONTEMPORARY— Fine prints in­clud­ing Baldessari, Chi­huly, Condo, Hirst, Kusama, Le­witt, Stella. Up-and­com­ers via Goya-Girl Press. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat. noon-5 p.m. www. goy­a­con­tem­po­rary.com. Mill Cen­ter, Stu­dio 214, 3000 Ch­est­nut Ave., Ham­p­den, 410.366.2001 North of Map A1 POTTERS GUILD— Hand­crafted pot­tery by more than 40 lo­cal artists. Min­utes from the Light Rail ( Wood­berry stop). Thurs.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-5 p.m. www.pot­ters­guild.org. 3600 Clip­per Mill Road, Meadow Mill, 410.235.4884 North of Map A1 ROBERT MCCLINTOCK STU­DIO GALLERY— Vibrant works on the quirk­i­ness and beauty of Bal­ti­more. McClintock’s medium: pho­tog­ra­phy merged with dig­i­tal paint­ing. Tues.Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. www.robertm­c­clin­tock.com. 1809 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.814.2800 Map F7

Books

ATOMIC BOOKS—” Lit­er­ary finds for mu­tated minds” like ob­scure comics, mag­a­zines, DVDs. A fa­vorite of na­tive son John Wa­ters (who re­ceives his fan mail here). Next door, Cel­e­brated Sum­mer record store. Sun.-Tues. 11 a.m.7 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. and Sat. till 9 p.m., Fri. till 10 p.m. www.atom­ic­books.

com. 3620 Falls Road, Ham­p­den, 410.662.4444 North of Map A1 THE BOOK ES­CAPE— New and used books in wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment with comfy chairs, neatly ar­ranged shelves. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon6 p.m. www.the­bookescape.com. 805 Light St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.504.1902 Map C8 THE CHIL­DREN’S BOOK­STORE— Fine chil­dren’s lit­er­a­ture. Stuffed toys, pup­pets, posters, cards, au­dio tapes and CDs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. www.thecb­store.com. 737 Deep­dene Road, Roland Park, 410.532.2000 North of Map B1 THE KELMSCOTT BOOK­SHOP— Rare and fine lit­er­a­ture, manuscripts, prints and antique “book art.” Bind­ing and restora­tion ser­vices. Res­i­dent “se­cu­rity” cats roam­ing the aisles. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat. by ap­point­ment. www.kelm­scot­t­book­shop.com. 34 W. 25th St., Charles Vil­lage, 410.235.6810 Map C1

For Kids

AMUSE— Eco-friendly specialty toy store with ed­u­ca­tional games, stuffed an­i­mals and other well-made items. A variety of prod­ucts open and on dis­play for in-store play time. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. till 6 p.m. www. amuse­toys.com. 1623 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.342.5000 Map E7; 2580 Quarry Lake Drive, Pikesville, Md., 410.415.0000 CAN­TON GAMES— Board games, Dun­geons & Dragons books, ac­tion fig­ures, col­lectibles and more. Try be­fore you buy. Mon.-Fri. noon-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. www.can­ton games.com. 2101 Es­sex St., Can­ton, 410.276.2640 Map F7 THE COR­DUROY BUT­TON— In­fant and chil­dren’s ap­parel (fea­tur­ing lo­cal de­sign­ers) plus rain boots and toys. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon5 p.m. www.thecord­but­ton.com. 858 Ke­nil­worth Drive, Tow­son, Md., 410.823.5437 WEE CHIC— Sim­ple trendy cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories for chil­dren from new­borns to size 8. Mod­ern shop with lots of col­ors and wide as­sort­ment of wear­able cloth­ing from quirky straw hats to trendy sun­dresses. Mon.-Wed. and Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Thurs. till 8 p.m., Sat. till 5 p.m. www.weechic.com.

10751 Falls Road, Lutherville, Md., 410.878.7400

Home Decor

CU­RIOS­ITY— In­te­rior de­signer-owned bou­tique for light­ing, ac­ces­sories, frames, prints. Tues.-Fri. noon-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon.- 4 p.m. www.cu­rios­i­ty­forthe­home.com. 1000 Lan­caster St., Har­bor East, 410.727.6262 Map E6 PHINA’S LUX­URY LINEN COL­LEC­TIVE— Wide se­lec­tion of fine linens, tow­els, pillows, can­dles and other home goods. Also skin­care prod­ucts by Ahava, Spa Blends and Er­ba­viva. Ev­ery­one who walks in the door re­ceives a wrapped gift. Tues.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. noon- 6 p.m., Thurs. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon-3 p.m. www.phi­nas.com. 919 S. Charles St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.685.0911 Map C8 SU CASA— Stylish fur­ni­ture, decorative arts, items for the kitchen, in­clud­ing wine gear, gifts for kids. Cus­tom de­signs/ser­vices. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 9:30 pm., Sun. till 7 p.m. www.es­u­casa.com. 901 S. Bond St. (at Thames St.), Fells Point, 410.522.7010 Map E8 TROHV— Two-level shop with art­ful gifts: greet­ing cards, bar and kitchen gear, jew­elry, baby items. Also fur­ni­ture and goods by lo­cal ar­ti­sans. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. www. tro­hvshop.com. 921 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.366.3456 North of Map A1

Jew­elry & Gifts

2910 ON THE SQUARE— Located on O’Don­nell Square, hand­made gifts, ar­ti­san jew­elry, ac­ces­sories and Ju­daica plus items for pets and for the home. Tues.-Sat. noon- 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.4 p.m. www.2910on­thesquare.com. 2910 O’Don­nell St., Can­ton, 410.675.8505 Map G8 AMARYLLIS— Since 1985, lim­ited-edi­tion pieces drawn from ate­liers of more than 100 lo­cal and na­tional de­sign­ers. Alexis Bit­tar, Chan Luu, David Urso, Nashelle. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.amaryl­lis­jew­elry.com. 830 Aliceanna St., Har­bor East, 410.576.7622 Map E7 BIJOUX— Antique, es­tate and contemporary pieces. Jew­elry from Ge­or­gian, Vic­to­rian and Ed­war­dian to Art Nou­veau and Art Deco. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sun. noon- 4 p.m. www.bi­joux­jew­els.com. Mt. Wash­ing­ton Mill Dye House, 1340 Smith Ave., Mt. Wash­ing­ton, 410.823.5545 BLANCA FLOR— In­tri­cately de­signed jew­elry and hand­made met­al­works (trays, bowls) from Mex­ico, Amer­i­can South­west, In­done­sia and other farflung lo­cales. Hours vary by lo­ca­tion. www.blan­caflor­sil­ver­jew­elry.com. 612 S. Ex­eter St., Har­bor East, 410.469.9118 Map E7; 34 Mar­ket Space, An­napo­lis, Md., 410.268.7666 EM­PO­RIUM COLLAGIA— Lo­cal artist Luana Kauf­mann of­fer­ing soaps, jew­elry, glass­ware, sta­tionery, botan­i­cals, gifts plus own found-im­age art. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-10 p.m. www.lu­a­nakauf­mann.com. 1732 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.534.5340 Map F7 MISHA & CO.— Ex­quis­ite cus­tom fine jew­elry from state­ment pieces to en­gage­ment rings and wed­ding bands. En­grav­ing. Pre-owned watch pur­chases. Mon. and Sat. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Tues.-Wed. and Fri. till 6 p.m., Thurs. till 8 p.m. www.mishaandco.com. Green Spring Station, 10751 Falls Road, Lutherville, Md., 443.275.1321

ZELDA ZEN— Ar­ti­san jew­elry, ta­pes­try scarves, warm and stylish hats plus home goods like Vo­tivo can­dles. Mon.Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1634 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.625.2424 Map F7 Personal Care/Fit­ness

CHARLES STREET BARRE— Fit­ness pro­gram combining clas­sic barre, yoga, pi­lates and high-en­ergy dance in studios with con­cert-qual­ity sound. Sin­gle classes to un­lim­ited monthly passes, plus pri­vate ses­sions. Daily from 6:15 a.m.-7 p.m., check website for sched­ule. www.charlesst­barre.com. 339 N. Charles St., 443.869.0498 Map C4 SHY WAT­TERS HAIR STU­DIO— Up­scale sa­lon for owner/stylist Shy Wat­ters’ ex­pert treat­ments: ex­ten­sions, weaves, blow-outs, color, etc. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. www.shy­wat­ters.com. 1745 Fleet St., 410.779.7047 Map F7 THE SPA AT THE IVY— Luxe spa in­side The Ivy Ho­tel for fa­cials, mas­sages and body treat­ments us­ing Natura Bissé prod­ucts. Also mani/pedis, makeup/ hair ser­vices. By ap­point­ment only. www.theivy­bal­ti­more.com/the-ivyspa. 205 E. Bid­dle St., Mount Ver­non, 410.514.6180 Map D2 SPROUT— Eco-conscious sa­lon built from re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als and spe­cial­iz­ing in non-toxic treat­ments with or­ganic prod­ucts. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.sprout­sa­lon.com. 925 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.235.2269 North of Map A1

Re­tail Cen­ters

ARUN­DEL MILLS— Out­let and re­tail mall with 200-plus re­tail­ers, restau­rants and en­ter­tain­ment, Cine­mark Egyp­tian 24 The­aters and Mary­land Live! Casino. A 20-minute drive from Bal­ti­more. Mon.Sat. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.7 p.m. www.arun­delmills­mall.com. 7000 Arun­del Mills Cir­cle, Hanover, Md., 410.540.5110 BELVEDERE SQUARE MAR­KET— Ven­dors like At­wa­ter’s Bak­ery, Neopol Sa­vory Smok­ery and Pure Choco­late by Jinji. Hours vary by vendor. Check website for details. www.belved­eresquare.com. 529 E. Belvedere Ave., North Bal­ti­more 410.464.9773 North of Map F1 CROSS STREET MAR­KET— Since 1846, fresh seafood, wings, ice cream, pas­tries, flow­ers, cheese, to­bacco and fruit. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. Light & Cross sts., Fed­eral Hill, 410.685.6169 Map C8 THE GALLERY— Ver­ti­cal mall with Ba­nana Repub­lic, John­ston & Mur­phy, Michael Kors and Pan­dora, plus specialty stalls and in­de­pen­dent shops. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www. the­gallery­athar­bor­place.com. 200 E. Pratt St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.332.4192 Map D6 GREEN SPRING STATION— Col­lec­tion of lo­cally owned bou­tiques, salons and restau­rants (Becket Hitch home decor, Bare Skin­labs, Stone Mill Bak­ery). Acac fit­ness club. Hours vary by vendor. Check website. www.green­springsta­tion.com. 10803 Falls Road, Lutherville, Md., 410.825.0400 HAGER­STOWN PRE­MIUM OUT­LETS— Stores like Ba­nana Repub­lic, Kate Spade, Nike, J. Crew, Tommy Hil­figer and Coach of­fer­ing deep dis­counts.

An hour- long drive. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. till 7 p.m. www. pre­mi­u­mout­lets.com. 495 Pre­mium Out­lets Blvd., Hager­stown, Md., 301.790.0300

LEX­ING­TON MAR­KET— Opened in 1782, now largest of the city’s six his­toric mar­ket build­ings. Loud, bustling home of Fai­d­ley Seafood with fa­mous crab cake. Fresh pro­duce, baked goods (Berger cook­ies), lo­cal meats from 130 mer­chants. Mon.-Sat. 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. www.lex­ing­ton­mar­ket.com. Lex­ing­ton and Eutaw sts., 410.685.6169 Map C5

MT. VER­NON MAR­KET­PLACE— Hip hall with an in­dus­trial vibe, fea­tur­ing food ven­dors (Pinch for dumplings, Taps Fill Station, The Lo­cal Oys­ter) and some re­tail (pro­duce, cof­fee, tea, house­wares). Near Wal­ters Art Mu­seum. Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. till noon, Sat. 10 a.m.mid­night, Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. www.mt ver­non­mar­ket­place.com. 520 Park Ave., Mount Ver­non, 443.804.3933 Map C4

THE QG— Retro-in­spired one-stop de­part­ment store with men’s and women’s ap­parel, groom­ing par­lor with bil­liards room, cigar lounge, spa and shoe shine. Up­stairs bar. Mon. 11:30 a.m.- 8 p.m., Tues.- Fri. 10 a.m.8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.5 p.m. www.theqg.com. 31 S. Calvert St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.685.7428 Map C6

QUEENSTOWN PRE­MIUM OUT­LETS— Sav­ings at 65 stores: Adi­das, Ba­nana Repub­lic, Brooks Broth­ers, Gucci, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren. An hour drive from city. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.9 p.m., Sun. till 8 p.m. www.pre­mium out­lets.com. 441 Out­let Cen­ter Drive, Queenstown, Md., 410.827.8699

Shoes

FOR RENT SHOES— Footwear from in­de­pen­dent and ma­jor in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers. Plus ap­parel, ac­ces­sories and an in-store gallery high­light­ing lo­cal artists. Tues.-Sun. noon- 6 p.m., Mon. by ap­point­ment. www.for­rentshoes. com. 515 Cathe­dral St., Mount Ver­non, 443.873.9928 Map C2

MA PETITE SHOE— Jef­frey Camp­bell, Dolce Vita, Sey­chelles, ve­gan lines. Cafe next door with ar­ti­san choco­lates. Store: Mon.-Thurs., Sat. 11 a.m.7 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon5 p.m. Cafe: Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.7 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.7 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., (Choco­late

Happy Hour from 6 p.m.) www.ma pe­titeshoe.com. 832 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.235.3442 North of Map A1

POPPY AND STELLA— Bou­tique stock­ing la­bels like Pour La Vic­toire, Oh Deer!, Jimmy Choo and Jef­frey Camp­bell. Hand­bags, ac­ces­sories. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www.pop­pyand­stella. blogspot.com. 728 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.522.1970 Map F7

SASSANOVA— Bright pink walls and chee­tah car­pet cre­at­ing a col­or­ful backdrop for de­signer shoes and ac­ces­sories. Kate Spade, The Prin­tery. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon.5 p.m. www.sassanova.com. 805 Aliceanna St., Har­bor East, 410.244.1114 Map E7

Specialty Stores/Ser­vices

CROSS STREET TO­BACCO— Fam­i­ly­owned, oldest-op­er­at­ing cigar shop in the city with knowl­edge­able staff. Comfy lounge with TVs for smok­ing Co­hibas, Mon­te­cristos, et. al. Ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion in walk-in hu­mi­dor main­tained at 70 per­cent hu­mid­ity, plus ac­ces­sories. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. www.cst­ci­gars.com. 1103 Light St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.752.9220 Map C8

A GOOD YARN— Wide ar­ray of yarn and knit­ting sup­plies. Lo­cal, hand-dyed and hand-spun va­ri­eties at this teach­ing shop. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. by ap­point­ment only. Sat. open cof­fee ses­sion 10 a.m.-noon. www.agood­yarn. com. 1738 Aliceanna St., Fells Point, 410.327.3884 Map F7

NATTY BOH GEAR— Na­tional Bo­hemian beer logo on cloth­ing, home decor, glass­ware and stick­ers. Hard-to-find merch fea­tur­ing Bal­ti­more Bo­hemi­ans, city’s mi­nor league soc­cer squad. Mon.-Fri., Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat. till 7 p.m. www.nat­ty­bo­hgear. com. 1624 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.276.1038 Map E7; 3600 O’Don­nell St., Can­ton, 410.285.7666 Map H8

POLINA’S PRIVÉ LIN­GERIE— Qual­ity women’s in­ti­mate ap­parel and ac­ces­sories. Names like L’Agent by Agent Provo­ca­teur, Blush, Eber­jay, La Perla. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. till 6 p.m. www.poli­nasprive.com. 724 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.276.0205 Map F7

THE SOUND GAR­DEN— Bal­ti­more in­sti­tu­tion stocks rare imports to Top 40. Knowl­edge­able staff. Lis­ten be­fore you buy. In-store per­for­mances. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. www.cd­joint.com. 1616 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.563.9011 Map E7

THAT’S THE POINT NEEDLECRAFTS— Cozy shop for knit­ting, cro­chet­ing, needle­point and cross-stitch­ing sup­plies. Classes, com­mu­nity “sit and stitch” ses­sions. Tues. 4-9 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. (third Thurs. till 8 p.m. with in-store dis­counts). www.that­s­the­p­oint­needle­crafts. com. 1005 S. Charles St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.347.7524 Map C8

Wine/Gourmet Foods

THE CHARMERY— Hus­band-and-wife David and Laura Alima’s hand­crafted unique ice creams made with lo­cal ingredients (Old Bay). Sun­daes, floats, hand­spun milk­shakes. Sun.-Thurs. noon-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. www.thecharmery. com. 801 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.814.0493 North of Map B1

CHARM CITY CHOCO­LATE— Hus­ban­dand-wife team shar­ing fam­ily recipes for cherry cor­dials, truf­fles and bon bons, plus sea­sonal spe­cials (choco­late-covered matzo). Mon.-Sat. noon8 p.m., Sun. till 6 p.m. www.charm­c­ity choco­late.com. 809 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 443.449.5164 North of Map A1

UR­BAN CEL­LARS BEER, WINE & SPIR­ITS—“Lo­cal li­ba­tions” at this Charles Plaza shop. Do­mes­tic and im­ported fine wines, craft beers, pre­mium liquors plus the knowl­edge­able coun­sel of owner Jim Amato. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. www.ur­ban­cel­larsmd. com. 222 N. Charles St., Down­town, 410.528.8088 Map C5

VAC­CARO’S— Since 1956, Ital­ian sweets (29 va­ri­eties of cook­ies), rum cake, cheese­cake, tiramisu, sfogli­atelle, pas­ti­ciotti, eclairs, gelati, Napoleons, can­noli. Sun.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. (O’Don­nell St. lo­ca­tion opens one hour ear­lier). www. vac­carospas­try.com. 222 Albe­marle St., Lit­tle Italy, 410.685.4905. Map D6; O’Don­nell Square, 2919 O’Don­nell St., 410.276.4744 Map G8

Art Mu­se­ums

AMER­I­CAN VI­SION­ARY ART MU­SEUM— Unique in the U.S. for pre­sent­ing work by self-taught, out­sider artists. Jim Rouse Vi­sion­ary Cen­ter with art cars, the Cabaret Me­chan­i­cal The­atre, ki­netic sculptures. Paint­ings from the Von Bru­enchen­hein Col­lec­tion. “Matt Se­sow: Shock and Awe,” 150 paint­ings by the D.C.-based Mensa scholar, whose arm was sev­ered dur­ing a freak ac­ci­dent dur­ing his youth, through May 28. “YUMMM! The His­tory, Fan­tasy and Fu­ture of Food,” 35 artists join­ing forces with in­di­vid­u­als from a wide spec­trum of fields, in­clud­ing science, agri­cul­ture, hu­mor and lit­er­a­ture, through Sept. 3. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.6 p.m. $15.95, se­niors $13.95, stu­dents $9.95, 6 and un­der free. Sideshow gift shop and En­can­tada restau­rant. www.avam.org. 800 Key High­way, 410.244.1900 Map D8 ASIAN ARTS AND CUL­TURE CEN­TER— An on­go­ing col­lec­tion, ob­jects from Korea, China, Ja­pan and South­east Asia. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., dur­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. Free. www.tow­son.edu/asia­narts. Fine Arts Build­ing, Tow­son Univer­sity, 8000 York Road, 410.704.2807 BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF ART— Hous­ing 95,000 ob­jects, an­cient mo­saics to contemporary art. Cone Col­lec­tion fea­tures Renoir, Matisse, Gau­guin and Pi­casso. Dorothy McIl­vain Scott Amer­i­can Wing show­cas­ing 200 years of Amer­i­can artistic ef­forts, Tif­fany hall and sa­lon of Mary­land-re­lated works. African and Asian art gal­leries fea­tur­ing 85 works in the for­mer and more than 2,000 in the lat­ter. “Off the Shelf: Mod­ern & Contemporary Artists’ Books,” more than 130 rarely seen bound pages by Pi­casso, Miró, Hock­ney, through June 25. “Timeless Weft: An­cient Tapestries and the Art of Louise B. Wheat­ley,” tex­tile cre­ations by the cel­e­brated Mary­land artist, through July 30. Sculp­ture gar­den with 34 mas­ter­works and Gertrude’s restau­rant for Ch­e­sa­peake fla­vors. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. www. artbma.org. 10 Art Mu­seum Drive, 443.573.1700 North of Map D1 BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER— The city’s tallest build­ing at the time of its 1911 con­struc­tion, built by Cap­tain Isaac Emer­son, in­ven­tor of the Bromo Seltzer headache rem­edy. Now a West­side icon hold­ing stu­dio space for more than 30 visual and per­form­ing artists, plus a mu­seum on the 15th floor with antique bot­tles and other ar­ti­facts from the com­pany’s his­tory. Open house every Sat. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. with clock room tours ($5 do­na­tion) on the hour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. www. bro­moseltzer­tower.com. 21 S. Eutaw St., 443.874.3596 Map C6 MARY­LAND IN­STI­TUTE COL­LEGE OF ART (MICA)— Na­tion’s oldest fully ac­cred­ited, four-year, de­gree-grant­ing

art col­lege with gallery for works by na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artists, fac­ulty and stu­dents. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free. www.mica.edu. Fox Build­ing, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave., 410.669.9200 Map C1 THE WAL­TERS ART MU­SEUM— Art, jew­elry, me­dieval ar­mor and Egyp­tian col­lec­tion (vir­tual au­topsy of a mummy). “Cham­ber of Won­ders,” the imag­i­nary gallery of a fic­tional 17th-cen­tury Flem­ish noble. Small sculptures from Me­soamer­ica. Au­dio tours. “Train­ing the Eye: 19th-Cen­tury Draw­ing,” 17 wa­ter­col­ors, graphite and ink il­lus­tra­tions, some shown for the first time, May 14Aug. 13. “Janet & Wal­ter Sond­heim Artscape Prize 2017 Fi­nal­ists,” works by artists who made the fi­nal cut for the city’s most pres­ti­gious art award, June 17-Aug. 13. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Thurs. till 9 p.m. Free walk-in tours. Café. www.the­wal­ters.org. 600 N. Charles St., 410.547.9000 Map C3

At­trac­tions

EDGAR AL­LAN POE’S GRAVE— At West­min­ster burial grounds, fi­nal rest­ing place of Bal­ti­more’s most fa­mous poet. On Poe’s birth­day, Jan. 19, an un­known ad­mirer brought co­gnac and roses to his grave for nearly 70 years un­til 2009. A new anony­mous “Poe Toaster,” cho­sen by Bal­ti­more­ans, re­vives the tra­di­tion. 8 a.m.-dusk. Free. 519 W. Fayette St., 410.706.2072 Map B5 EUBIE BLAKE NA­TIONAL JAZZ IN­STI­TUTE AND CUL­TURAL CEN­TER— Ex­hibits honor Bal­ti­more jazz artists Blake, Bil­lie Hol­l­i­day and Cab Cal­loway. See website for ex­hi­bi­tion sched­ule, plus con­certs, classes and po­etry read­ings. Be Free Fri­days, po­etry read­ings last Fri­day of each month 7 p.m. Wed.Fri. 1- 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun. by appt.). $5. www.eu­bieblake.org. 847 N. Howard St., 410.225.3130 Map C2 FORT MCHENRY— A strate­gic installation pro­tect­ing the city dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion, War of 1812 and Civil War. War of 1812 bat­tle here in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key to pen the words of “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner.” Visitors cen­ter has films and ex­hibits. Daily flag rais­ing at 10 a.m., low­er­ing at 4 p.m. Visitors Cen­ter and Star Fort 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m., park 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $10, 15 and un­der free. www.nps.gov/fomc. 2400 E. Fort Ave., 410.962.4290 South of Map F8

HIS­TORIC SHIPS IN BAL­TI­MORE— The USS Con­stel­la­tion, from 1854, was the last Civil War-era ves­sel built by the Navy. Af­ter years of restora­tion, the 1,400-ton, 179-foot war­ship re­turned to the In­ner Har­bor in 1999. Other In­ner Har­bor ships to tour: Taney, the last sur­viv­ing war­ship of Pearl Har­bor; Torsk, a sub from World War II; Ch­e­sa­peake, a light­ship that guided early-1900s mariners across the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. Daily from 10 a.m. Hours vary by month; call to con­firm. One ship: $5-$11, two ships: $6-$15, four ships: $7-$18; 5 and un­der free. www.his­toric­ships.org. Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., 410.539.1797 Map D6 M&T BANK STA­DIUM— Home of Bal­ti­more’s NFL fran­chise (and Su­per Bowl XLVII cham­pi­ons!) the Ravens since 1998. 71,000-ca­pac­ity sta­dium (119 suites and 8,196 club seats) west of the In­ner Har­bor. www. bal­ti­mor­eravens.com. 1101 Russell St., 410.261.7283 Map B8 MARY­LAND SCIENCE CEN­TER— Three lev­els of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits. Live demos like “Di­nosaur Mys­ter­ies,” “Fol­low the Blue Crab” and new­est “Science & Main.” The Shed, DIY work­shop for all ages. 50-foot domed Davis Plan­e­tar­ium, an IMAX theater with five-story-high movie screens, show­ing films like “Born to Be Wild,” “Pen­guins,” “Star-Span­gled Ban­ner: An­them of Lib­erty.” Tues-Fri. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sat. till 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.5 p.m. ( The Shed, Kids Room, SciLab close ear­lier.) $24.95, se­niors $23.95, chil­dren 3-12 $18.95, un­der 3 free. IMAX ex­tra. Dis­counted ad­mis­sion Fri­days af­ter 5 p.m. Gift shop and cafe. www.md­sci.org. 601 Light St., 410.685.5225 Map C7 THE MARY­LAND ZOO IN BAL­TI­MORE— More than 1,500 an­i­mals on 160 acres. Rap­tor Gar­den, Gi­raffe Feed­ing Station, Po­lar Bear Watch and Chim­panzee For­est. “Pen­guin Coast,” a state-of-the-art ex­hibit recre­at­ing the African wa­ter­side home of th­ese en­dan­gered birds, with up-close and un­der­wa­ter views. New­est ad­di­tion: wild bob­cats. “Af­ter Hours with the An­i­mals” on se­lect days when zoo stays open till 7 p.m. with $10 ad­mis­sion. Daily 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $18, se­niors $15, chil­dren $14, un­der 2 free. Free park­ing. www.mary­land­zoo.org. Druid Hill Park, 443.552.5296 North of Map B1 NA­TIONAL AQUAR­IUM— Nearly 20,000 crea­tures housed in rain for­est, Aus­tralian river gorge and coral reef ecosys­tems. See jel­lies and an­i­mal feed­ings. 4-D Im­mer­sion Theater and Har­bor Mar­ket Kitchen. On­go­ing ex­hibits like “Liv­ing Seashore” with two touch pools. “Black­tip Reef,” a 260,000gal­lon Indo-Pa­cific coral reef ex­hibit with up-close views of sharks, stingrays and a 500-pound sea tur­tle. Hours vary by sea­son, but gen­er­ally Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. till 5 p.m. Check website for cur­rent sched­ule. $24.95-$39.95, un­der 3 free. Prices for spe­cial tours vary. On­line pur­chase with timed en­try rec­om­mended. At the In­ner Har­bor. www.aqua.org. 501 E. Pratt St., 410.576.3800 Map D6 ORI­OLE PARK AT CAM­DEN YARDS— Home of Bal­ti­more’s MLB fran­chise, the Ori­oles, built in 1992, of­fer­ing be­hindthe-scenes tours with a peek at the dugout, score­board con­trol room and press box. Learn about the trans­for­ma­tion of a rail­road yard into a world-class ball­park. Tick­ets for tours at north end box of­fice near Gate H. Tours vary by day/game sched­ule. Check website for details. $9, se­niors/chil­dren $6, 3 and un­der free. www.ori­oles.com. 333 W. Cam­den St., 888.848.2473 Map B6 PHOENIX SHOT TOWER— Be­fore D.C.’s Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment, the tallest build­ing in the United States. Tours of this bul­let-pro­duc­ing site on the grounds of the Car­roll Man­sion, for­mer res­i­dence of Charles Car­roll, who signed the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence. Na­tional His­toric Land­mark. Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, chil­dren/ se­niors/stu­dents/mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free. www.car­roll­mu­se­ums.org. 800 E. Fayette St., at Pres­i­dent St., 410.605.2964 Map D5 PIM­LICO RACE COURSE— Sto­ried home of the Preak­ness Stakes, sec­ond leg of the Triple Crown. Daily for simul­cast racing, 350 bet­ting win­dows. Sun.-Tues. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till mid­night, Fri. till 1 a.m., Sat. till 1:30 a.m. Grand­stand/club­house ad­mis­sion $3, Sports Palace restau­rant seats $5, $3 af­ter 7:30 p.m. www.pim­lico.com. 5201 Park Heights Ave., 410.542.9400 North of Map B1 RI­P­LEY’S BE­LIEVE IT OR NOT!— An 8,000-square-foot “odd­i­to­rium” for ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the wacky, won­der­ful world of Ri­p­ley. Out­ra­geous and in­cred­i­ble

ar­ti­facts from around the world, plus il­lu­sions in the Mar­velous Mirror Maze and 4-D Mov­ing Theater. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $17.99, chil­dren (ages 4-12) $11.99, plus fees for theater and maze. Combo tick­ets avail­able. www. rip­leys.com/bal­ti­more. 301 Light St., 443.615.7878 Map C6 THE STAR-SPAN­GLED BAN­NER FLAG HOUSE— Home of Mary Pick­ers­gill, who sewed the flag that in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key’s lyrics to “The StarS­pan­gled Ban­ner.” Pe­riod fur­ni­ture, war ar­ti­facts and a glass replica of the ban­ner. Dis­cov­ery gallery for kids. Ori­en­ta­tion film. Self-guided tours Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Do­cent tours Wed., Thurs. Sat. $8, se­niors (55+)/ mil­i­tary $7, stu­dents $6, un­der 6 free. www.flag­house.org. 844 E. Pratt St., 410.837.1793 Map D6 TOP OF THE WORLD— Sweep­ing city views from the 27th floor of the I.M. Pei-de­signed World Trade Cen­ter, the tallest pen­tag­o­nal build­ing (all an­gles be­ing equal) in the world. Ob­ser­va­tion level mu­seum with ro­tat­ing art ex­hi­bi­tions. Wed.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. $6, se­niors/mil­i­tary $5, chil­dren (ages 3-12) $4, un­der 3 free. www. view­bal­ti­more.org. 401 E. Pratt St., 410.837.8439 Map D6 WEST­MIN­STER HALL AND BURY­ING GROUND— A re­stored his­toric church with cat­a­combs, sur­rounded by one of Bal­ti­more’s oldest ceme­ter­ies. Plots hold many pub­lic fig­ures, in­clud­ing Edgar Al­lan Poe. Burial grounds (free) daily 8 a.m.-dusk. Hall/cat­a­comb tours $5, se­niors/chil­dren $3. www. west­min­ster­hall.org. 519 W. Fayette St, 410.706.2072 Map B5

Golf Cour­ses

BULLE ROCK GOLF COURSE— Named for Amer­ica’s first Thor­ough­bred. Pete Dye-de­signed, top-ranked course ap­prox­i­mately 30 miles north­east of Bal­ti­more. Five sets of tees on long and short holes. Club­house with restau­rant and views of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. Full locker room ser­vice. Cad­dies avail­able. www.bulle­rock­golf.com. 320 Blen­heim Lane, Havre de Grace, Md., 410.939.8887 THE CLUB AT TURF VAL­LEY— A bent grass course with 36 holes, driv­ing range, prac­tice ar­eas, men’s and

women’s locker rooms. For every level of player. Also spa, saunas, pools, tennis courts, Fair­way Lounge and Alexan­dra’s for din­ing. www.tur­f­val­ley. com/golf. 2700 Turf Val­ley Road, El­li­cott City, Md., 410.465.1500

His­toric Reli­gious Sites

BAL­TI­MORE BASIL­ICA— Na­tional Shrine of the As­sump­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary. In 1806, Bishop John Car­roll placed the cor­ner­stone of this land­mark site, Mother Church of Ro­man Catholi­cism. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. till end of mass. Guided tours Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sun. noon. Gift shop: Mon.Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. www.bal­ti­more­basil­ica.org. 409 Cathe­dral St., 410.727.3565 Map C4 LLOYD STREET SYN­A­GOGUE— Mary­land’s first syn­a­gogue in 1845, now the third-oldest in the coun­try, built by Bal­ti­more He­brew Con­gre­ga­tion and de­signed by Robert Cary Long Jr. Site of the Jew­ish Mu­seum of Mary­land. Gift shop and li­brary. Guided tours Sun. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 3 p.m. $10, se­niors $8, stu­dents $6, un­der 12 $4, un­der 4 free. www.jhsm.org. 15 Lloyd St., 410.732.6400 Map E5 THE NA­TIONAL SHRINE OF ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI— De­signed by ar­chi­tect Robert Cary Long in 1845 in South­ern Ger­man neo-Gothic style. Sun. Mass: Lithua­nian (8:30 a.m.), English (10 a.m.), city’s only Tri­den­tine Mass (11:30 a.m.). Mon.-Sat. Mass 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Call to ar­range tours. Gift shop: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. and Sun. till 1 p.m. www.stalphon­sus balt.org. 114 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6090 Map C4 ST. JUDE SHRINE— A cen­ter of de­vo­tions to St. Jude, pa­tron saint of hope­less causes. Mass Sun. 8, 9, 11:30 a.m.; Mon.Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 7 a.m., noon; Wed. 7, 7:45 a.m., noon; Sat. 7:45 a.m., noon, 4:30 p.m. Check on­line for ad­di­tional ser­vices. www.stjudeshrine.org. 512 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6026 Map B4 ST. MARY’S SPIR­I­TUAL CEN­TER & HIS­TORIC SITE— Site of the first Catholic sem­i­nary in the U.S. (1791) and home of first Amer­i­can saint El­iz­a­beth Se­ton. Mon.-Fri. noon-3:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 13 p.m. Call ahead dur­ing in­clement weather. Free. www.stmarys­pacast.org. 600 North Paca St., 410.728.6464 Map B4

Mon­u­ments & Me­mo­ri­als

BAT­TLE MON­U­MENT— The city’s of­fi­cial em­blem. A 39-foot me­mo­rial for the 39 Bal­ti­more­ans who died in the War of 1812 de­signed by French­man Max­imil­lian Gode­froy and be­decked with sculptures (Lady Bal­ti­more and griffins) by An­to­nio Capel­lano. A concrete replica re­places the orig­i­nal “Lady” who now re­sides in the Mary­land Historical So­ci­ety. www.bal­ti­morecity.gov. Calvert & E. Fayette sts. Map C5 HOLO­CAUST ME­MO­RIAL— Sculp­tor Joseph Shep­pard’s pow­er­ful bronze work pays trib­ute to the mil­lions killed in the Holo­caust. Central plaza is triangular like the badges Jews were forced to wear. In­scribed plaques, station lamp posts and box­car sym­bols plus 1940s rail­road tracks lining walks. www.josephshep­pard.com. 1009 N. Charles St., 410.752.1313 Map D6 WASH­ING­TON MON­U­MENT— The 178-foot-tall col­umn (228 steps up), built in 1815, is one of the na­tion’s earliest me­mo­ri­als for Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton. Ar­chi­tect Robert Mills also de­signed the mon­u­ment in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Ren­o­vated mu­seum plus two time cap­sules with some items on dis­play at Mary­land Historical So­ci­ety. Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Re­serve on­line to climb steps. $6, un­der 13 $4. Mu­seum free. www. mvp­con­ser­vancy.org. 699 N. Charles St., 410.396.0929 Map C3

Mu­se­ums & Li­braries

B&O RAIL­ROAD MU­SEUM— Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion af­fil­i­ate with the oldest, most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of rail­road ar­ti­facts in the Western Hemi­sphere. Site (40 acres) fea­tures the 1851 Mount Clare Station, 1884 Bald­win Round­house and first mile of com­mer­cial rail­road track in the United States. “The War Came By Train,” rail ar­ti­facts and lo­co­mo­tives com­mem­o­rat­ing the Civil War’s 150th an­niver­sary, on­go­ing. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.4 p.m. $18, se­niors (60+) $16, chil­dren $12, un­der 2 free. www.bo­rail.org. 901 W. Pratt St., 410.752.2490 Map A6 BABE RUTH BIRTH­PLACE MU­SEUM— The child­hood res­i­dence of Ge­orge Herman Ruth Jr. show­cases Babe’s early years. Ex­hibits include “Babe Bat­ted Here”; “Babe: Hus­band, Fa­ther, Friend”; and “’O’ Say Can You See: The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner in Sports.” ( Through March) Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.5 p.m. (Beginning April) Daily 10 a.m.5 p.m. Gift shop. $7, se­niors $5, chil­dren (ages 4-16) $4, un­der 3 free. www.babe ruth­mu­seum.com. 216 Emory St., 410.727.1539 Map B6 BAL­TI­MORE CIVIL WAR MU­SEUM— Ex­hibits at his­toric Pres­i­dent St. Station. On April 9, 1861, the first blood­shed of the Civil War oc­curred when a Mas­sachusetts vol­un­teer mili­tia left this station to walk to the B&O’s Cam­den Station but was at­tacked by South­ern sym­pa­thiz­ers. Gift shop. Thurs.-Mon. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $3, chil­dren (ages 12-18) $2, un­der 12 free. www.civil­war bal­ti­more.com. 601 S. Pres­i­dent St., 443.220.0290 Map E7 BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF IN­DUS­TRY— On waterfront site of 1865 oys­ter can­nery, theme gal­leries like “phar­macy” and “ma­chine shop.” Ar­ti­facts: a Lino­type and 1930s spice grinder used to con­coct Old Bay sea­son­ing. “He­len Delich Bent­ley Trib­ute,” four gar­ments and 12 hats from the pi­o­neer­ing re­porter and elected of­fi­cial’s wardrobe dat­ing from the 1960s-1970s demon­strat­ing her civic pride, through April 30. “Rein­ven­tion: The Work of Chris Bath­gate,” 15 pre­cisely crafted metal sculptures by the self-taught ma­chin­ist, on­go­ing. Ma­chin­ery work­shops and ex­hibits. Pop­u­lar with school groups. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $12, se­niors $9, stu­dents $7, un­der 6 free. www.thebmi.org. 1415 Key High­way, 410.727.4808 South of Map D8 CAR­ROLL MAN­SION— Stately res­i­dence of Charles Car­roll, only Catholic signer of Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence, pre­served in its 19th-cen­tury grandeur. Ded­i­cated to his­tory of Bal­ti­more and Jon­estown. Tours (also of nearby Phoenix Shot Tower). Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. (last tour starts 3 p.m.). $5, chil­dren/ se­niors/stu­dents/mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free. www.car­roll­mu­se­ums.org. 800 E. Lom­bard St., 410.605.2964 Map E6 ENOCH PRATT FREE LI­BRARY— Crown jewel of the city’s pub­lic li­brary sys­tem and one of the oldest in the coun­try, dat­ing from 1882. Fea­tur­ing soar­ing ar­chi­tec­ture as well as cozy read­ing nooks. Bene­fac­tor Pratt man­dated that

the li­brary serve both rich and poor of all races. Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. till 5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. www.prat­tli­brary.org. 400 Cathe­dral St., 410.396.5430 Map C4 EV­ER­GREEN MU­SEUM & LI­BRARY— Am­bas­sador John Work Gar­rett’s 48-room Gilded Age man­sion. Art, rare books, op­u­lent fur­nish­ings, Léon Bakst dé­cor, plus theater. “Seven­teen Men: Por­traits of Black Civil War Sol­diers,” Cap­tain Wil­liam A. Prickitt’s photo album of the men who saved his life, passed down through gen­er­a­tions with draw­ings and re­search by Michi­gan artist Shayne Davidson flesh­ing out the sto­ries of th­ese men, through June 4. “Bakst Reimag­ined,” rarely seen items from the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion in­clud­ing cos­tume and set de­signs from his “The Sleep­ing Princess,” on­go­ing. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Tours on the hour, fi­nal tour 3 p.m. $8, se­niors $7, stu­dents/ chil­dren $5, un­der 5 free. www. mu­se­ums.jhu.edu. 4545 N. Charles St., 410.516.0341 North of Map D1 FRED­ER­ICK DOU­GLASS- ISAAC MY­ERS MAR­ITIME PARK— Ded­i­cated to the African-Amer­i­can ship­builders who, like or­a­tor Dou­glass, toiled on the docks of Fells Point. Gallery space with learn­ing cen­ters, ship restora­tion work­shop. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, se­niors $4, stu­dents $2, 5 and un­der free. Guided group tours $8. www.dou­glass­my­ers.org. 1417 Thames St., 410.685.0295 Map E8 GE­ORGE PE­ABODY LI­BRARY— The noted phi­lan­thropist built this li­brary, a cel­e­brated ar­chi­tec­tural achieve­ment, in 1866 with five tiers of cast iron bal­conies ris­ing to a stun­ning stained-glass sky­light in main hall. More than 300,000 vol­umes, mostly from 18th to early 20th cen­turies. Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. till 3 p.m. www.peabodyevents.li­brary. jhu.edu. 17 E. Mount Ver­non Place, 410.659.8179 Map C3 GEPPI’S EN­TER­TAIN­MENT MU­SEUM— A his­tory of pop cul­ture ex­plored through col­lectibles, toys, mu­sic and more at Cam­den Station (near Cam­den Yards). “Bal­ti­more He­roes,” the city’s cul­tural pioneers; “A Story in Four Col­ors,” comic books in pop cul­ture; “Ex­tra! Ex­tra!,” news­pa­per comics as so­cial com­men­tary; “Rev­o­lu­tion,” rock and roll’s im­pact on Amer­i­can cul­ture from 1961 to 1970. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-

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