With a history that dates back hundreds of years, Baltimore is considered one of the most historic cities in the nation. Filled with museums, monuments, and vintage ships, there are endless possibilities when exploring the city’s rich history. One of the most unique ways to gain insight is through one of Baltimore’s many house museums. Here, visitors can get a firsthand look at how people lived throughout the years. Here are some house museums to explore near our apartments in Baltimore.
Located just a short 15-minute walk from The Eden, Carroll Mansion is an important part of Baltimore’s history. Built in the early 19th century, this is the former home of Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Now a museum, the home was previously used as a saloon, vocational school, and for apartments. Guided and self-guided tours are offered on weekends and give guests a look at its origins as well as its uses over the years.
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Home to one of Baltimore’s most distinguished residents, the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum is a fifteen-minute drive from The Eden. Built around 1830, this home served as a residence to the renowned poet at the beginning of his writing career. Registered as a National Historic Landmark, the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum offers self-guided tours of the home which includes exhibits such as his writings, artifacts, and personal belongings.
Robert Long House
Found just a ten-minute walk from The Eden, The Robert Long House is a Fell’s Point gem. Built by local merchant Robert Long, the home was constructed in 1765 and today stands as the oldest standing residence within Baltimore. While many house museums showcase residences of prominent people, the Robert Long House is unique in that it allows visitors to get a glimpse of the everyday life of an ordinary family from that era.Back to all posts