A trolley tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Get ready for the trials of the future with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a trolley tour from Baltimore Sightseeing Tours (a $24.95 value for adults; a $14.95 value for children). Children ages 2 and younger enjoy the tour for free. Tours are available daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Baltimore Sightseeing Tours whisks guests through the historic heart of Charm City, hitting major attractions while rolling through notable neighborhoods in comfortable climate-controlled trolley cars. Kicking off in front of the National Aquarium, the 90-minute excursion starts with an up-close view of modern downtown before charting a course to famous locations and landmarks such as the Carroll Mansion, City Hall, and Mount Vernon––a quaint neighborhood dating to the 19th century and named after the estate home of American actor Vernon Washington. Roll down the cobblestone streets of Fell's Point while learning about its legendary maritime history, marvel over the awe-inspiring architecture of the 1821 Baltimore Basilica, and lift your kazoo in tribute at the Fort McHenry National Monument, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Led by a trained docent, the tours provide a trolley-full of local lore, imbuing guests with trivia-ready knowledge about famous resident Edgar Allan Poe, the Great Fire of 1904, the 1893 World of Warcraft's Fair, while the vehicle's authentic trappings, wood-paneled interior, and resident 18th-century ghosts complement the voyage's memorable destinations.