Baltimore is Maryland’s largest city and economic center. It covers the northeastern hub of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. It was established in 1729 and named for the Irish barony of Baltimore, initially created as a port for shipping grain and tobacco, but later evolved to local waterways that were being harnessed for flour milling.
Today Baltimore’s vibrant community honors the past while still keeping with the future. Baltimore houses the largest public collection of Matisse in the world, experience craft beer in the sanctuary of a converted church, stay in a four-star hotel poised atop a historic recreation pier.