Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage
The 2012 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage includes visits to more than 50 private homes, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites across five Maryland jurisdictions: Bolton Hill (Saturday, April 28); St. Mary's County (Saturday, May 5); Talbot County (Saturday, May 12); Howard County (Saturday, May 19); and Anne Arundel County (Sunday, May 20). Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the tour. Lunches are offered on the county tours for an additional charge. More information is available at mhgp.org or by calling 410-821-6933.
BSO Show House
Those who love fashionable houses and creative gardens have even more to see. Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House will be open April 29 to May 20. This year, decorators have transformed a typical suburban house in Cromwell Valley Park, at 1996 Cromwell Bridge Road. Hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. More information is available at BSOmusic.org.
41st Annual Historic Harbor House Tour of Fell's Point
The 41st annual tour is Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The self-guided walking tour includes about a dozen houses, including neighborhood landmarks such as the Robert Long House and Colonial Garden and the Thomas Lamdin House. Other homes on the tour are Fells Point residences ranging from historic to urban. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event and are available at the Fells Point Visitor Center (1724 Thames St.), Baltimore Visitors Center, Long & Foster Realtors (701 South Broadway) and Obsidian Realty (1816 Aliceanna St.). Tour programs may be picked up at the Fell's Point Visitor Center or at Long & Foster. Guests may begin the tour at the house of their choice. For more information, call 410-675-6750 (Ext. 16), or go to preservationsociety.com. Proceeds from the tour benefit The Preservation Society's educational programs.