Interesting Facts About Baltimore
Apart from the many amazing things you can do or the beautiful places you could visit, Baltimore has very rich and interesting background. Below are some interesting facts and information about Baltimore.
– The Fell’s Point waterfront neighborhood was named the second biggest place of immigration in the entire US, after Ellis Island in New York.
– The first rail road in the US was built in Baltimore. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum has plenty of comprehensive treasures the world has ever seen.
– During the World War, the American national anthem was written by Francis Scott. Fort McHenry was ensuring that the Baltimore harbor is secure.
– The first cathedral to ever be built in the US was the Baltimore’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the 19th century. It receives a huge number of visitors each and every year.
– The very popular Washington Monument located in Baltimore was the very first monument to be built in US and was dedicated to the first president of the US.
– The continent’s biggest collection of Matisse paintings are found in the Baltimore Museum of Art.
– America’s first wax museum, The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, of African American background was built in Baltimore.
– Babe Ruth, the baseball legend, was born in Baltimore.
– Baltimore’s World Trade Center, located at Inner Harbor, is the planet’s tallest five-sided building. Visitors get to enjoy a panoramic view at the 27th floor.
– Very many famous African Americans called Baltimore a home such as Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, Isaac Myers, Cab Calloway and Billie Holiday.
– In 1774, the first post office system in the entire US was established in Baltimore.
– In 1828, the first US umbrella factory was founded in Baltimore.
– The World’s first dental school was established in Baltimore in 1840.
– In 1844, the world’s first telegraph line was created between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore
– Baltimore’s best summer treat, snowballs/snow cones, were invented during the time of Industrial Revolution in Baltimore.
– There’re more than 200 neighborhoods in Baltimore.
– Baltimore’s reputation precedes itself, it has achieved numerous nicknames such as the City that Reads, Charm City, the City that Believes and the Monumental City.
– Compared to all the cities in the US, Baltimore has the most monuments and museums.
– Baltimore City is not a part of any county, it’s independent. Actually, it’s the biggest independent city in the whole of US.