Baltimore's Murals

Explore Baltimore's diverse communities by viewing more than 30 pieces of art and other landmarks as part of a guided bus tour of the city's murals. The tour winds through city neighborhoods, teaching participants about Baltimore's culture and bringing awareness of the Baltimore Mural Program, which has commissioned these large displays of art by local artists for more than 30 years. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light St. (along the Inner Harbor's West Shore). $15; seniors and children 12 and younger, $12. Reservations required. 410-752-8632 or

Irish Laborers Weekend

A portrayal of the life and culture of Irish workers on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the mid-1800s will be featured at the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum this weekend. Living historians will show how and why the Irish faced hardships as workers as well as the antagonism they encountered from other workers and townspeople. Also present will be a coffin maker, apothecary and the state militia. The museum will continue its current exhibit, "Roads to Rails: Flames of Rebirth," which focuses on the role of the B&O Railroad during the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. 11 a.m.-4 pm. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City. $5; seniors and students, $4; children 3-12, $3; children younger than 2, free. 410-461-1944 or

Tom Miller designed and painted this mural in Baltimore in 1991. The piece has been restored and is considered Miller's seminal work as a muralist.