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About Baltimore

Baltimore has so much to offer. Museums, restaurants, concert venues, coffee houses, and one-of-kind shops are just a short walk or a free shuttle ride away from our four Baltimore campuses.

A city with a rich history as a working-class port, Baltimore has blossomed into a hub of social, cultural, and economic activity but retains the small-town feel that has earned it the nickname Charm City. From popular tourist attractions—the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, or Fort McHenry (birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner”)—to more off-the-beaten path destinations—the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, or the tranquil Sherwood Gardens—there is always something new to discover.

Our students enjoy exploring Baltimore many neighborhoods, including Charles Village and Hampden (home to the famous holiday lights on 34th Street and the colorful, quirky Honfest); Mount Vernon and Station North, a prime destination for artists and arts enthusiasts alike; the historic waterfront neighborhoods of Fells Point, Canton, and Federal Hill.

The city hosts events both big and small throughout the year. Baltimore sports fans are passionate about their Orioles and the Ravens; sci-fi lovers can geek out at Otakon and Baltimore Comic-Con; and hundreds drop by the Baltimore Farmer’s Market each Sunday to pick up fresh local meats, cheeses, flowers, and produce (and perhaps a cup of locally roasted Zeke’s coffee, too). There’s the Maryland Film Festival each spring, a book festival each fall, and Artscape—America’s largest free crafts festival—in the summer.

Mural in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood

All about Baltimore

Explore colorful Charm City through the eyes of the undergrads who contribute to our Hopkins Interactive student blogs

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