Excited to explore Baltimore while you’re in town for convention? Join sisters from across the country for one of our off-site excursions. You can add these excursions during your convention registration.
STAR SPANGLED BANNER TOUR
Engage and interact with Baltimore history! Participants will take chartered transportation to Fort McHenry, best known for its role in the War of 1812 and the location at which Francis Scott Key wrote the “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 1814. Participants will walk through the star-shaped fort, stand upon the ramparts where “the rockets' red glare” were witnessed and see a film depicting the events that inspired Key’s poem. Participants will continue to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum. Built in 1793, this was the home and business place of Mary Pickersgill, the maker of the flag hoisted over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Participants will explore the interior of the house and explore the first-floor exhibition gallery, which includes a variety of artifacts from the era.
ADVENTURES IN ART
Enjoy a cultural afternoon visiting two of Baltimore’s finest museums! First, participants will explore the city’s critically acclaimed "architectural jewel,” the American Visionary Art Museum. Nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill, the museum - the national repository of artworks created by self-taught artists - includes six galleries, each exploring a central theme. Participants will then roam the Walters Art Museum, where philanthropist Henry Walters bequeathed his art gallery and collection to the city of Baltimore in 1934. The Walters is recognized internationally as one of the finest art museums in America and houses extensive collections of Western and Eastern art representing 5,000 years of artistic creativity.