Tuesday, October 9, 2001
9 AM - 4:30 PM
Welcome to Baltimore! Today
you will visit the vibrant harbor city of Baltimore, the home of
Edgar Allan Poe, the Baltimore Orioles, the Super Bowl Champion
Baltimore Ravens and the "Star Spangled Banner."
After a brief riding tour past Johns Hopkins
University and Baltimore’s residential neighborhoods, you will
visit Evergreen House, a
magnificent Italianate mansion situated on 26 lush acres.
Evergreen House was the home of the founders of the B & O
Railroad, the Garrett family, who lived at Evergreen from 1878
to 1952. Recently restored, this opulent mansion is listed on
the National Register of Historic Places. Complete with Theatre
Wing and Rare Book Library, this forty-eight-room Classical
Revival structure houses a significant collection of American,
European and Oriental fine and decorative art.
You will then continue on to the Baltimore
Museum of Art - Unique, elegant and
sophisticated, this is Maryland’s largest art museum. The BMA
is home to more than 100,000 objects ranging from antiquity to
present. The Cone Collection —
The Baltimore Museum of Art’s remarkable holdings of
Post-Impressionist and modern art — is the cornerstone of the
Museum’s permanent collection. The highlight is a group of 500
works by Henri Matisse, considered among the most important and
comprehensive of its kind in the world. Major examples by Pablo
Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh,
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other icons of early 20th century
French art are also included.
You will drive through the neighborhoods of Little
Italy and Fells Point and stop for
lunch at Sabatino’s, before visiting the National
Aquarium, home to over 5,000 aquatic animals, including
sharks, whales and seals. At the Aquarium you can explore
diverse habitats from a frosty Icelandic coast to a steamy
tropical rain forest. Find yourself surrounded by an Atlantic
coral reef, hundreds of tropical fish, or several varieties of
ferocious looking sharks. The highlight of your visit will be
the dolphin show in
the Marine Mammal Pavilion. Voted one of the premier aquariums
in the world, the National Aquarium is sure to fascinate and
delight all. We will return to the hotel at approximately 4:30
Wednesday, October 10, 2001
9 AM - 5:30 PM
A Day on the Eastern Shore.
You will enjoy one of the most amazing waterways in the United
States. Your journey includes a well-versed Tour Guide to
entertain you along the way. First stop will be historic
Annapolis, Maryland. Led by a guide in colonial dress, you’ll
begin with a walking tour of the US Naval Academy where you can
amble across the Quad and through the Navy Chapel then into the
crypt of Naval hero John Paul Jones.
Then it is onwards to the Eastern Shore.
Guests will enjoy refreshments on their journey across the Bay
Bridge and on to St. Michaels. Once in St. Michaels guests will
be treated to a delightful luncheon on the Eastern Shore at the
Oaks, where you will be treated like royalty in a private
secluded setting. The Oaks is a place where history and beauty
are neighbors. Built in 1748 as a private residence, this Talbot
County manor house is a showcase of structural renewal. The
facade retains its antebellum geniality and grace, but the
entire Inn has been renovated with your comfort and ease in
mind. At the turn of the century, guests arrived by steamship or
train to enjoy the bounty and tradition of Maryland’s Eastern
After lunch you will enjoy the town of St.
Michaels for shopping and browsing. We will return to the hotel
at approximately 5:30 p.m.
*Please note that lunch is included on both
days. No breakfast will be provided.
Tuesday only: $90 – Advance; $120 – On-site
Wednesday only: $120 – Advance; $175 –
2-Day Package: $190 – Advance; $220 –
Register for the tour(s) on-line
A Special Thank You...
EP&P magazine has agreed to send a special IMAPS 2001
brochure with its August issue to
the magazine’s East Coast mailing list. IMAPS Organizational
Member, MRSI, has agreed to
fund the development and printing of the brochure.
Many thanks to MRSI!