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Details: Exploring Baltimore in 10,000 Steps

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ESCAPE KEYS

Follow this route on foot (plus water taxi to Fort McHenry) to log 10,000 steps:

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Federal Hill, Between Battery Avenue, Warren Avenue, Key Highway and Covington Street.

Cross Street Market, 1065 S. Charles St., http://www.bpmarkets.com. Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Baltimore Visitors Center, 401 Light St., 877-225-8466, http://www.baltimore.org. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through September.

Fells Point Water Taxi landing, Thames Street and South Broadway, 800-658-8947, http://www.thewatertaxi.com. Ed Kane's Water Taxi ($9 day pass) runs Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; last boat to Fort McHenry leaves Fells Point at 3:30 p.m., leaves the park at 5 p.m.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, 2400 E. Fort Ave., 410-962-4290, http://www.nps.gov/fomc. Through Sept. 7, grounds open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., fort 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., visitor center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7 for fort; grounds and visitor center free.

Washington Monument and Museum, 600 N. Charles St., 410-396-1049, http://www.baltimoremuseums.org/washington.html. Open Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $1 donation.

-- C.T.


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