Family Auxiliary Program and Tour.

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Baltimore, The 'Star Spangled Banner' City

Monday, August 8, 2005 * 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Cost: $32 per person (adult or child)

Are you ready to enjoy some of the distinct landmarks that make the harbor city of Baltimore great? If so, sit back and bask in this enlightening tour narrated by a personable guide, who will tell you fascinating stories regarding many of Baltimore's most notable personalities, including baseball great Babe Ruth; horror writer Edgar Allan Poe; Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Warfield Simpson; and ragtime musician Eubie Blake.

You will see many of Baltimore's notable landmarks, including the Inner Harbor, Babe Ruth's birthplace and City Hall. Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite, which is located at the Westminster Church in downtown Baltimore, will bring visitors a chill remembering his dark tales. Other significant sites include the old maritime community of Fell's Point, the Basilica of the Assumption and Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The tour's main attraction is a visit to Fort McHenry, the birthplace of the "Star Spangled Banner." In September 1814, 35-year-old Francis Scott Key, a prisoner aboard a boat...

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