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Baltimore, the largest city in the state of Maryland, is the second-largest
seaport in the Mid-Atlantic in the US. Its port, called the Inner Harbor,
was once the second most popular Port Of Entry for settlers into the
country over last few centuries. Founded in 1729, this seaside city was the
site of a critical battle called the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 against
the Colonial British Forces. A profoundly outnumbered American force was
tasked to contain over 24 hours of relentless bombing on a fort by the
adversaries, and this incredible task was valiantly done. This soldierly
victory is a crucial moment in the formation of the US as a country and had
enthused Francis Scott Key to compose his ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ poem
that later became a part of the US national anthem.
Things to do in Baltimore
All mentions of Baltimore starts with the battle of Baltimore in 1814
wherein American guards had been resilient to draw tables upon a
thoroughgoing assault by that time’s superpower- the British Navy. The
location of this battle was Fort McHenry, a late-18th century
coastal bastion fort. The most remarkable moment of this battle was that a
US flag flew through 25 hours of unrelenting bombing, consequently proving
Walters Art Museum
Walters Art Museum is an excellent place to visit for those interested in
admiring some of the world’s best artworks collected from all parts of the
world. This museum features a top-of-the-line collection of artworks, the
oldest of them is about 5000 years old. Walters Art Museum was founded in
1934 and puts on showcase the Ancient Egyptian artworks, Greek sculptures,
and illuminated manuscripts besides many Greek, Roman and Byzantine
Maryland Zoo, opened in the last quarter of 19th century, is one
of the best and one of the three oldest zoological parks in the USA. This
zoo is home to over 2000 animals that live in different exhibits that
closely establish their respective natural habitats.
Best Time to Visit Baltimore
Summer season, the months from June to August are the best to book flights
from New Orleans to Baltimore. Travelers can book flights from MSY to BWI
during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like Artscape (in July) and
the Maryland State Fair (in August or September). It is advised to book
Baltimore flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.