Address
920 Lemmon Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
phone: 410-347-4747
e-mail: info@irishshrine.org
web: www.irishshrine.org/
Hours
Friday - Saturday11 AM - 2 PM
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
All public tours and museum visits are free. We request a donation to the museum for private tours. Contributions to the Railroad Historical District Corporation or purchases of bricks are always welcome, and can be made during the tour.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Luke Mccusker, Director

Description

The Irish Railroad Workers Museum is a historic site in Baltimore Maryland that celebrates the history of the immense Irish presence in Southwest Baltimore City in the late 1840's. The museum officially opened on June 17th, 2002. This site consists of a group of 5 alley houses where the Irish immigrants who worked for the adjoining B&O Railroad lived. Two of the houses, 918 and 920 Lemmon St., are the museum. The Irish Railroad Workers Museum is the centerpiece of a larger historical district that includes the B&O Railroad Museum, St. Peter the Apostle Church, the Hollins Street Market, and St. Peter the Apostle Cemetery. The museum is a project of the Railroad Historical District Corporation, a non-profit organization

Visit the Museum

The museum is open for visitors Friday and Saturday from 11am-2pm, and Sunday from 1-4pm. Docents are available for museum tours and to answer questions, and your museum visit includes a wonderful video documenting Baltimore Irish History. Guided neighborhood tours are periodically scheduled, and can be arranged on request.

Services

Neighborhood Tour Overview and Schedule

Tours start at the B&O Railroad Museum parking lot, at the corner of Pratt and Poppleton. Tours include the Lemmon Street houses, St. Peter's Church, and the Hollins Market. See the tour schedule on the Home page above, or call (410) 669-8154 to schedule a private tour for 12 people or more.

What Should I Expect on the Neighborhood Tour?

The walking tour is a fascinating glimpse at Irish life in the 1840's. We will start the tour at the place where the Irish Worked, the B&O railroad yards. A short walk away, we will continue the tour at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, where you will have the opportunity to explore the narrow alley houses where the Irish workers lived. We will then walk up Poppleton Street to St. Peter's Church, where we will be greeted and be given information on the history of the church. The tour will stop for a quick lunch at the Hollins Street Market or at Patrick's of Pratt Street, a local Irish pub. After lunch, we will wind up our day with a visit to St. Peter's Cemetery.

Registering For a Tour

Online registration is available for all tours from our home page. For more information on a tour, send an email to tours@irishshrine.org or call 410-669-8154. Please include your name and the number of people who will be attending.

Group Tours