In Douglass' footsteps


Outside: sports, activities, events

December 11, 2003|By Julia Furlong

Frederick Douglass, famed abolitionist and editor of The North Star newspaper, resided in Fells Point from 1826 to 1838 - as a slave. Learn about his life here at Baltimore Black Heritage Tours' Frederick Douglass "Path to Freedom" Walking Tour Saturday at 9:45 a.m. The tour, led by BBH Tours President Louis C. Fields, visits several 18th-century buildings and historic sites associated with Douglass, including locations where he lived, worked, worshipped and learned to read. Tours depart from Broadway and Thames Street and end about 11 a.m.

Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. The tour is $15 for adults, $12 for students/seniors and $10 for children 10 and under. Discounts are available for groups of four or more. The tour is weather-permitting. Call 410-783-5469.

Constellation tour

The Constellation, docked at Pier 1 between the Light Street and the Pratt Street pavilions of Harborplace, has undergone a four-year, $7.5 million restoration, which was the largest renovation of a non-naval wooden ship in the United States to date. Hear all about the adventure Saturday on the "Restoring the Constellation" tour from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ship manager Paul Powichroski will lead a walking tour that focuses on the restoration process, including innovative technology and traditional methods, as well as talk about plans for the ship in 2004.

The tour is included with regular admission: $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 6-14 years, $5 for seniors 60 and older and free for children under 5. Call 410-539-1797 or visit

Give a nod to nog

Nothing ushers in the holiday season quite like a warm mug of eggnog. Don't miss the sweet celebration of this comforting drink Saturday and Sunday at the Great Fells Point Eggnog Competition. Local businesses' eggnog recipes will be pitted against one another from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Customers may sample the entries and vote for their favorites, and enter a drawing to win a gallon of the winning nog and the recipe.

The competition will take place at the square at Broadway and Thames Street. Samples are free, but the scorecard (which is used for the drawing) is $2. Call 410-276-1410.

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