Druid Hill Park
2018 Friends of Druid Hill Park Walking Tour Registration
Historic Walking Tour
Saturday, May 12
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
This major urban park of 745 acres is one of the oldest urban parks in the country and a direct result of the early American Public Parks Movement. Only Central Park in New York City, 1858, and Fairmont Park in Philadelphia, 1859, pre-date Druid Hill Park.
Learn about the Boat Lake where generations of Baltimoreans skated and boated, walk the Grand Promenade and see the location of the Moorish Bandstand, hear about the Mansion House, the last original remaining structure in the park and the Maryland House, built for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and moved to Druid Hill Park. Visit the Rogers' Family Cemetery, final resting place of Revolutionary War hero Nicholas Rogers. Learn how William Wallace,Christopher Columbus, George Washington and Richard Wagner found their way to the park. Visit Druid Lake’s National Engineering Landmark earthen dam, and the formerly segregated swimming pool and tennis courts. Check out the views from the Moorish Tower.
Tours begin at the Howard P Rawlings Conservatory located at the Gwynns Falls entrance to Druid Hill Park. **This tour includes significant walking.**
Tickets: $15.00 per person - proceeds benefit the free programs at the Druid Hill Farmers Market.