Get to Know Baltimore
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Inner Harbor is the heart of the waterfront, where sightseeing tours can begin by walking, taking a boat, hopping aboard a trolley or by bicycle or Segway. Passionate talk about sports teams in Babe Ruth's birthplace are common, while stories about Baltimore's history feature Fort McHenry, where America's national anthem was written during the War of 1812. Whether you’re a sports lover, a fisherman or a history buff, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Baltimore.
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Nicknamed "Charm City," Baltimore is Maryland's largest city, and it's just 39 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. The past and the future converge in this seaport destination, where you'll find museums, a beloved ballpark and more.