It’s not hard to find places around Baltimore with rich history. The cobblestone streets in Fells Point hold the secrets of many horse drawn carriages barreling through. The waterways and ports welcome new beginnings. With steeplechase season among us, here are several places you may stirrup some trouble!
Most notably, Maryland is known for the Preakness Stakes, an American thoroughbred horse race which takes place in May each year at Pimlico Race course located in downtown Baltimore. First run in 1873, today it has become part of the ever famous Triple Crown! This is an exclusive title awarded to a thoroughbred horse and jockey who win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. An elite competition, this draws in several thousands of visitors each year!
This year, the 146th running takes place on Saturday May 15th. Staying for the party? Preakness LIVE will be offering socially distant pods for groups of eight to provide a unique private concert viewing experience! This year, D-Nice, 2 Chainz, and Jack Harlow will be performing. *photos courtesy of Wikipedia*
The Horse You Came In On Saloon
The Horse You Came in On Saloon, known by locals simply as “The Horse”, at 1626 Thames Street, was established in 1775. If you are looking for a place with good food and drinks that also has live music, this is the place to be! With offerings like crab dip and crab pretzels, it is a true Maryland classic. Wash it all down with an orange crush!
Fun fact: it is the only bar in Maryland to exist before, during and after prohibition. It operates as America’s oldest continually operated saloon. *photos courtesy of Saving Places*
Feeling lucky? Visit Horseshoe Baltimore for an evening of chance! With slots, poker, and off-track betting, there is something for everyone! At Horseshoe Baltimore, you will find over 2,200 of the newest, hottest slots, including more than 150 video poker machines!
Find yourself a winner? Stop at one of the various restaurants onsite. From quick bites to casual to upscale, you have the option to dine as big as your winnings allow! *photos courtesy of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore*
Stay at 1840s
After a long day of horsing around, come back to relax in your luxury guest room at 1840s Carrollton Inn! The name of each of the rooms were inspired by a facet of the life of Charles Carroll, the original owner of the neighboring Carroll Mansion. Charles Carroll of Carrollton bred, sold and traded horses. A member of the Jockey Club, Carroll was the breeder of Marius, a noted chestnut racehorse that improved the bloodlines of Maryland horses! He rode horses every day of his life & even in his 80’s continued to ride his favorite stallion, stabled in the yard behind the Carroll Mansion.
The Equestrian Room is an accessible second-floor room with city views. The tall ceiling and green diamond-patterned fabric walls with matching striped drapes hung on rods with arrow and plume keep with the hunt theme of this charming room. Arrow & plume sconces above the white marble fireplace and a crystal chandelier add elegance. The bedroom offers a queen-sized bed. The large bathroom with intricate cut marble Roman pattern in pastel shades features a double whirlpool tub and separate shower with built-in seat.
Your stay includes a full gourmet breakfast, cable, refrigerator, microwave, complimentary beverages, plush robes, and high-speed Internet access! All rooms are non-smoking ($250 fine), based on double occupancy, and rates are subject to change.
Extra Person: $25
Regular Rate: $200
Midweek Rate: $175*