Tour Baltimore architecture and history with Doors Open

Doors Open Baltimore is the free annual citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods that invites thousands of people to explore the city and make meaningful connections to the built environment.  Replacing a weekend of open houses and in-person tours this year is a month’s worth of virtual programs that began Oct. 1.

Featured on Oct. 9 was the  virtual tour of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museumr at 1320 Eutaw Place.  It was built in 1868 on the border between what then was all-white Bolton Hill and all-black Marble Hill.  Once the home of Dr. Jackson, the tour highlights her extraordinary career, and those of her family members, in civil rights and Maryland civic leadership.  That tour is available here.

Going forward the Doors Open program features online, curated tours of such sites as the Bromo Arts Tower, the Clifton Mansion, the city’s historic markets and churches and other highlights of the city’s neighborhoods.  A full schedule is available here.  The month of activities was assembled by AIA Baltimore & Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Baltimore Heritage.