Preakness | Baltimore 2016

It’s time to get out your sun hats and place your bets on the race because Preakness 2016 has arrived at the Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland. Though we have missed some of the Preakness Week Events, we have not missed them all yet! Here’s what is going on for the rest of the week:

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Appreciating Mom This Mother’s Day

Baltimore is a perfect place to spend Mother’s Day!  Below are a few ideas for an exciting day that mothers and their families will enjoy. Dinner in Little Italy Enjoy a delicious dinner in the Little Italy neighborhood.  Restaurants range from fancy to casual, but the food is bound to be a hit no matter

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American Treasures: Carroll Mansion

The Carroll Mansion has been selected as the Baltimore All American House of 2016 and will be the host of Baltimore’s American Treasures Event, taking place May 1 to July 10. This design event will showcase Baltimore’s design and cultural heritage, and the tour begins right next door! The Carroll Mansion will serve as the center point of

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Light City Festival Celebrates Baltimore’s History

The City of Baltimore will be hosting the first Light City celebration from March 28-April 3, 2016.  Experience light, music and innovation at this unique festival of lights downtown, just a few minutes from the 1840s Carrollton Inn and Plaza. Baltimore was the location of the first public demonstration of gas lighting.  In 1816, Rembrandt Peale,

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Light City Festival Celebrates Baltimore’s History

The City of Baltimore will be hosting the first Light City celebration from March 28-April 3, 2016.  Experience light, music and innovation at this unique festival of lights downtown, just a few minutes from the 1840s Carrollton Inn and Plaza. Baltimore was the location of the first public demonstration of gas lighting.  In 1816, Rembrandt Peale,

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Spring 2016 Wedding Colors

Spring has arrived and that means that wedding season is upon us!  Within the next few weeks, the excitement will pick up here at the 1840s Carrollton Inn and Plaza with all of our weddings planned. A few weeks ago, the color experts at Pantone released their top ten color picks for the spring of

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Black History Month in Baltimore

Black History Month in Baltimore Black History Month began in 1915 a half century after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. In 1976, Black History Month was officially recognized by President Gerald R. Ford, and every year since then, a theme has been designated by the current President to highlight neglected accomplishments

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Jonestown Welcomes National Aquarium!

The 1840s Plaza would like to welcome the Baltimore National Aquarium to the Jonestown neighborhood! On Thursday, January 14, 2016, the Baltimore Sun published an article announcing the National Aquarium is relocating from their Fells Point building to a property in the Jonestown neighborhood. While the transition will take about a year and a half, we are excited to

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1840s Plaza 2016 Winter Open House

It’s that time of year again – time for the 1840s Plaza 2016 Venue Winter Open House! Join us for an elegant evening filled with fine cuisine from our caterers, decor and design for your event inspiration, live entertainment, and a variety of event professionals to help you plan your special event! Take a tour of the

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Fall Recipes – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Fall is the time of year when I start getting the urge to bake, bake, and bake some more! I have been searching for recipes to share with our guests, and I think I finally found one. I have not tried this yet, but it is making my mouth water just looking at the pictures.

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