Baltimore Walking Tour: A Fun Day Activity For Kids

 

Get lost in Baltimore is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and interesting facts about the city of Baltimore. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.

 

There are 10 sites located not far from one another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Baltimore and let the game be your tour guide for the day.

 

1. Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum

What is written on the board next to the entrance to the house?

 

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By Bohemian Baltimore, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum is located on the site where the American writer Edgar Allan Poe used to live. He moved into this small home in 1833 when he was around 23 years old. Poe’s aunt Maria Clemm bought the house in 1832 and Poe moved here after his parents died. The house used to be numbered 3 Amity St. and was probably built in 1830. In 1949 the house opened as a museum.

 

2. Edgar Allan Poe’s Grave

Which animal is engraved on the grave of Edgar Allan Poe?

 

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Photo by kyducks on Foter.com

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Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. He became famous due to his poetry and short stories which were often about dark and full of mystery. It is said that Edgar adored the cats and often wrote with a cat on his shoulder.

 

3. Totman Building

How many buildings are directly touching the Totman Building’s walls?

 

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Totman Building used to be known as “The Baltimore Stock Exchange Building”. The building dates back to 1881 and was later totally destroyed by the Great Baltimore Fire in 1904 and rebuilt again. The future plans for the building are to convert it into a mix apartment and commercial space.

 

4. The Garrett Building

How many stories does the Garrett Building have?

 

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By MKelly1990, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Garrett Building is a historic office skyscraper which was designed and built in 1913 by the local architects J.B. Noel Wyatt and William G. Nolting. It was built with the purpose to be a seat of a leading Baltimore financial institution, the Garrett and Sons investment banking company.

 

5. Inner Harbor

Which is the biggest boat in the harbor at the time of your visit?

 

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By Flickr user: kymagirl, via Wikimedia Commons

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The Inner Harbor is located at the mouth of the Patapsco River. Its name is used not only for the water but for the surrounding area of the city as well. The harbor is one of the historic landmarks of the city and a popular tourist attraction.

 

6. Pierce’s Park

Find a living willow tunnel and walk through it.

 

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Photo by henk.sijgers (on when I can) on Foter.com

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Pierce’s Park is an interactive park located on the pier 5 in the Inner Harbor. There are various sustainability features in the park’s design, some of them are the indigenous trees, native plantings and rain gardens, which provide an opportunity to educate visitors about the benefits of capturing water runoff.

 

7. Columbus Park

How many flags are there around the park?

 

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By Baltimore Heritage, via Wikimedia Commons

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In the middle of the park stands the oldest Christopher Columbus statue in the United States. Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506) was an explorer and a navigator, who is famous for discovering the Americas. He sailed across the Atlantic Ocean four times and was trying to establish first European settlements on the island of Hispaniola. He had a crucial role in the European colonization of the Americas.

 

8. The Pagoda

How many balconies does the Pagoda have?

 

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By Flickr user: sneakerdog, via Wikimedia Commons

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The Pagoda was built in 1891 and was named the Patterson Park Observatory as its original purpose was to be an observation tower. Today it is opened to visitors who can observe the Baltimore’s many neighborhoods, the Patapsco River, the Key Bridge and Fort McHenry from its top.

 

9. Patterson Park

Name 3 animal and 3 plant species you can find in the park.

 

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By Baltimore Heritage, via Wikimedia Commons

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Patterson Park is a public park, located in Southeast Baltimore. It was built in 1827 and named after William Patterson who was an important icon during the American Revolution. With its 137 acres (0.55 km2), the park is not the largest in the city, however, it is sometimes referred to as the “Best Backyard in Baltimore.” There are many paved walkways which visitors can enjoy as well as a lake, playgrounds, athletic fields, a swimming pool and other attractive features.

 

10. Canton Waterfront Park

Which war’s memorial can you find in the park?

 

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Photo by Elliott Plack on Foter.com

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Canton Waterfront Park is located in the popular Canton neighbourhood, along Baltimore’s harbour. Standing in the park, a visitor can observe the Patapsco River estuary. The Patapsco River is a 39-mile-long (63 km) river which flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

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