Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast Blog ...

Hello, everyone! I'm excited to share some wonderful news about Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast right here in Baltimore. As the owner and innkeeper of this charming B&B, I'm thrilled to announce that our little slice of history has recently been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Effortlessly weaving together old-world charm, maritime heritage and a vibrant contemporary culture, Fell's Point is a historic waterfront neighborhood in southeast Baltimore, just 1 mile from Inner Harbor and 2 miles from Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast. We love this picturesque district for its Belgian block streets, historic buildings and a lively atmosphere that culminates in the annual Fell's Point Fun Festival.

Baltimore is home to roughly 200 unique neighborhoods, each with its own story. Tucked away in the heart of the city, between Inner Harbor and Fell's Point, is the charming enclave known as Little Italy. This vibrant neighborhood is a testament to its immigrant heritage and has become a hub for Italian-American culture, culinary delights and artistic expressions.

Here in Maryland, agriculture is our No. 1 industry, making our farm markets and orchards great places to get a mouth-watering taste of our biggest business. A number of family-owned farms not far from Baltimore give customers a first-hand chance to harvest nature's bounty and pick their own produce. Besides the undeniable fun of wandering through the fields, the produce you pick yourself is fresher, more nutritious and often tastes better than anything you'd find in a grocery store.

There's no better way to immerse yourself in the artistic spirit of Baltimore than by attending Artscape, the largest free outdoor arts festival in the United States. Hosted by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Artscape returns in 2023 for its 38th year after a three-year hiatus. Spanning three days from September 22-24, this immersive festival showcases more than 200 performing artists and over 100 visual artists and artisans.

Did you know that America's national anthem was inspired by a battle in Baltimore's harbor? It's true! So it only makes sense that the city expresses its patriotism in big ways. To celebrate our nation's independence, Baltimore hosts a multitude of festivities — from spectacular fireworks displays and concerts to waterfront festivals and even a pet parade. Put these six activities on your itinerary for your early July stay at Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast, and let Baltimore show you an unforgettable Independence Day.

As a majority Black city for the last several decades, Baltimore's African American community has had, and continues to have, an enormous impact on the city's historical, political and cultural landscape. Each year, the talents, accomplishments and contributions of the Black community are celebrated at the AFRAM festival, a Baltimore tradition for 46 years.

Come to a place where love knows no boundaries, where vibrant colors paint the streets with unapologetic pride, and where diversity takes center stage. That place is Baltimore!

Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods. There are roughly 200 tight-knit communities that, together, have shaped the city's rich history and vibrant culture. But each neighborhood on its own has a unique story to tell. Nowhere is that more evident than Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood, located about 4 miles north of Rachael's Dowry Bed & Breakfast.

Baltimore is a vibrant, bustling city — in fact, it's the 30th most populated city in the United States. There's so much for visitors to see and do here: museums, galleries, theatres, historical sites, restaurants, waterfront attractions, major league stadiums... and the list goes on. When you need to find a quiet reprieve from the flurry of activity of your Baltimore getaway, we encourage you to wander through Charm City's immaculate parks and green spaces.