Discover the most exciting heritage tourism
project in a major city in over fifty years!

Direct Access to I-95 and the Baltimore/Washington Parkway

Located within several blocks of both I-95 and the B/W Parkway, Carroll’s Hundred (seen from our projected entranceway), is a beautiful green oasis nestled within historic Carroll Park. The historic site, the 26-acre remnant of a vast land grant made to the Carroll Family in 1730 by King George II.  Known in colonial times by a variety of names, it is the only Revolutionary-period agricultural site that survives in an American city.  And we’ve only begun to tap the historical richness of this extraordinary cultural treasure.

A Heritage Gateway Minutes West of Inner Harbor Hotels and Attractions

Only ten minutes west of the Inner Harbor, Carroll’s Hundred offers an unequaled vantage point for viewing Baltimore’s history and for setting out to explore it.  From the old hilltop’s panoramic vista, visitors can trace the city’s growth from the stream valley that gave rise to Baltimore’s steel industry, to the falling terraces and orchards of Carroll’s Hundred, to the B&O Museum and the age of rail, and to the skyscrapers of the modern city – our friendly ghosts to the east.  The Edgar Allan Poe House, B&O Railroad Museum, and Babe Ruth Birthplace are only blocks away.  All of this makes West Baltimore a heritage powerhouse.   When our Visitor Center is complete, and the tranquility and beauty of the period landscape is restored, Carroll’s Hundred will be the ideal “gateway” to begin a tour of Baltimore history.

Restoration Plans Call for the Reconstruction of a Period Greenhouse or Orangery

Re-creating a period landscape is not an end in itself.  At Carroll’s Hundred the authentic restoration of spectacular terraced gardens, kitchen gardens, and orchards is only the physical component of our quest for the 18th-century’s worldview.  It is the essential foundation – the setting for our central theme – the interpretation of Carroll’s Hundred’s people and their diverse cultural landscape.  The cost of a complete restoration of Carroll’s Hundred is estimated to be $8 million.  Phase I is projected to be $1 million for the authentic reconstruction of the Carroll’s orangery (greenhouse) to serve as a visitors center and nursery for heritage plants.