The Baltimore Heritage Walk is a heritage trail that links together twenty historic sites and museums in Baltimore, Maryland. The trail is 3.2 miles long. The trail is marked at various places by brass markers inset in the sidewalk, and in several languages including English, Irish Gaelic, and Hebrew. These translations give the walk a nice international flair and enhance accessibility, while also serving to limit repetition of the same "Heritage Walk" phrase across the entire route.
Sites included on the walk include:
- U.S.S. Constellation Museum, Pier 1, East Pratt Street
- World Trade Center / Top of the World, 401 East Pratt Street
- Baltimore Maritime Museum, Pier 3, East Pratt Street
- Baltimore Public Works Museum, 751 Eastern Avenue
- President Street Station, 601 President Street
- Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 East Pratt Street
- Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture, 830 East Pratt Street
- Carroll Mansion, 800 East Lombard Street
- Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street
- McKim Free School, 1120 East Baltimore Street
- Old Town Friends' Meetinghouse, 1201 East Fayette Street
- Nine North Front Street
- Phoenix Shot Tower, Fayette and Front Streets
- St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 North Front Street
- War Memorial Plaza, Fayette and Gay Streets
- Zion Church of the City of Baltimore, 400 East Lexington Street
- Peale Museum, 225 North Holliday Street
- City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
- Battle Monument, Calvert and Fayette Streets
- Alex. Brown Building, 135 East Baltimore Street
Free guided tours leave from the Inner Harbor Visitor Center April 1 - October 31, 2009. Self-guided tours are also encouraged, with Heritage Walk booklets that can be purchased by mail or at one of several historic sites on the walk.
The Heritage Walk is a project of Historic Jonestown, Inc. This not-for-profit consortium of cultural institution, community groups, and businesses. Their mission is "to promote the many historic and cultural sites of Jonestown and the surrounding area by creating an environment that attracts visitors and benefits local residents, businesses and institutions."
Irish Gaelic phrase literally meaning "native way"