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The Baltimore Wiki is an ever-growing resource, designed to foster community engagement, and empower residents and visitors to share their local knowledge of the city.

Some quirky pages to start you off: Bawlmerese (the Baltimore Accent)ParkingEdgar Allen Poe's houseLighting of the Washington Monument

With a focus on inclusivity and collaboration, this platform invites anyone and everyone to contribute and update information about Baltimore, making it a go-to source for learning and discovery. Whether you're a lifelong local or just passing through, the Baltimore LocalWiki is committed to helping you make the most of this incredible city and all it has to offer.

Audition for local theaters like the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Join a nonaudition group like these Community Organizations or the slack for the Baltimore Tech Community

Baltimore is a quirky place full of things to do and see. It is one of America's oldest cities and is home to what Slate Magazine calls out as premier cultural institutions with the philanthropic dollars to make them affordable ("The Rust Belt Theory of Low-Cost High Culture" Sate Magazine - January 2015). Check out a few (and add your own to the list) of the fun things that make Baltimore a great place to call home or to visit:

We invite you to write about unique neighborhood finds, the latest in your art scene, invite people to your nonprofit, and anything that you can think of that you wish people knew about Baltimore .








The Inner Harbor is a prime destination for visitors to Baltimore, renowned for its array of fantastic museums, top-notch hotels, and the magnificent National Aquarium, despite the presence of overpriced tourist-trap bars and restaurants.

Fells Point, with its 19th-century charm and historic district status, offers a stark contrast to the Inner Harbor with its lively nightlife, great pubs, and excellent dining, especially in the tiny yet authentic Little Italy.

Downtown Baltimore is a strange mixture of the central business district. This area the University of Maryland campus, the impressive Lexington Market, the notorious “Block,” and the charming Seton Hill with its rich religious, architectural, and African-American history.

Midtown includes Mount Vernon, Station North, and Bolton Hill. These areas are known for their sophisticated allure. They are home to the performing arts district and Penn Station. It's also home to several other notable attractions like the Walters Art Museum, the original Washington Monument, and dining and wining options on Charles Street.

South Baltimore, once a blue-collar industrial area, is undergoing gentrification with the rise of upscale neighborhoods like Federal Hill, Locust Point, Pigtown, and Fort McHenry. This shift is not a bad thing for travelers, as it has brought about some of the city's finest restaurants and bars in these newly booming areas.

North Baltimore, recognized for its association with Johns Hopkins University and the commercial strip along Charles Street, often overlooks the quirky Hampden neighborhood, one of the city's hidden gems.

Southeast Baltimore, once heavily industrialized, is now home to several enjoyable Polish, Irish, and Greek ethnic enclaves and other unexpected surprises such as Canton and Federal Hill.

West Baltimore includes the Black Arts District and Pimico. The area is more than meets the eye with major draws for locals like The Maryland Zoo in Druid Hill Park along with tourist destinations like the Pimlico Racecourse, and Edgar Allen Poe's house. Despite its historically underserved appearance and the unfair depiction as a crime-ridden area in The Wire, the beautiful Baltimore rowhouses remain a stunning sight.

East Baltimore, which has a long-standing rivalry with its western counterpart, is undergoing rapid changes with the expanding Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, which is demolishing old structures in its path to make way for new development. Although the attractions in the east are limited, things are changing quickly.


Baltimore districts map.
Source OpenStreetMap/Wikimedia Commons, Author Peter Fitzgerald. Creative Commons license.



City Life

Explore Baltimore's cultural scene through a variety of events and festivals. Find educational opportunities through classes and higher education, and find the elusive nightlife.


Performing Arts

Find and post opportunities to get involved in the performing arts in Baltimore, whether you are looking to join a non-audition group, take classes or workshops, or audition for productions.

Community Organizing

Discover and share local community organizing initiatives:

Also Important

A number of social media groups exist to discuss items specific to Baltimore, including:


There are also lots of individuals doing fascinating things in and about Baltimore. Here are a few links to one or two:








The Baltimore Flag looks like this Hampden Library Mt Vernon

This Baltimore Wiki is a platform dedicated to showcasing the unique features and local knowledge of Baltimore. It aims to paint a representative picture of the community by encouraging everyone to contribute their own experiences and insights. Whether it's offering tips, sharing inside information, or sharing personal narratives, every contribution helps build a more complete picture of Baltimore.

LocalWiki also encourages looking beyond the official story, by including multiple perspectives and exploring different points of view. While businesses are welcome to contribute, the focus of LocalWiki should remain non-commercial, promoting the history and accomplishments of the community rather than promoting individual businesses.

Cover photo by Tony Brooks.

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