Tour celebrates historic Fell’s Point homes

| Photo by Anne Gummerson

| Photo by Anne Gummerson

On Sunday, May 10, the Preservation Society and the Fell’s Point Visitor Center will present the 44th annual Historic Harbor House Tour.

The self-guided tour is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Robert Long house at 812 S. Ann Street, the oldest remaining urban house in Baltimore City. Built in 1765, the Robert Long house and the Colonial Garden adjacent to it is a testament to the rich history of Fell’s Point. The Preservation Society says the house, which was renovated in the late 1970s to early 1980s, acts as time capsule from Colonial times. It reflects the changes, in style and culture, that Baltimore underwent from 1765 to modern day.

Every house on the tour will have a docent that will give guests the history of the house and the unique features it possesses.

The Thomas Landin house, erected in 1799, and the Hollingsworth-Steele House, built in 1790 will also be a stops on the tour. Alongside these legendary homes, will be modern homes in Fell’s with their own unique contemporary flairs, such as expansive gardens.

The Preservation Society serves Federal Hill and Fell’s Point, the oldest maritime communities in Baltimore. The home tour is one of many ways they share the architectural and historical significance of these “perennial” buildings while celebrating the diversity of the neighborhoods.

The tour is from  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the event.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.preservationsociety.com/tours-events/historic-harbor-house-tour.html or fellspointhousetour-eventbrite.eventbrite.com.

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