Spouse/Guest Program

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 p.m.

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 Shore.

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 – On-site

2-Day Package: $190 – Advance; $220 – On-site


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!

 


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