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Baseball Life, Legacies and Legends at Baltimore's Camden Yards

Program Number: 15433RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/25/2013 - 6/29/2013; 6/18/2015 - 6/22/2015; 7/9/2015 - 7/13/2015;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; Baseball
Intergenerational
Meals: 11; 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 10 - 14 years of age.

Share the baseball magic of Camden Yards with your grandchild this summer! During a special learning adventure in the heart of Baltimore, Md., see two Orioles games and go behind the scenes at Camden Yards during a private field trip without the crowds. Experience the thrill of a Bowie Baysox game and meet minor league stars. Round out your adventure with fieldtrips to Baltimore's National Aquarium, and Fort McHenry — the inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner.




Highlights

• Attend Two Baltimore Orioles Games at Camden Yards
• Join the AA Bowie Baysox on the field for the National Anthem, and meet players in the dugout before the game!
• Discover the best of Baltimore's Inner Harbor on field trips to the National Aquarium, Fort McHenry and the Sport's Legend Museum.



Activity Particulars

For grandkids ages 10-14. Extensive standing, moderate walking; stairs in stadiums; getting on/off coach.



Due to the MLB ticket policy, we cannot reimburse participants for a cancelled game due to weather or other act of god. We will do our best to provide an alternate activity and reschedule if possible.




Date Specific Information

6-25-2013

Baseball games included in this program: 6/26/13- Washington Nationals vs Arizona Diamondbacks 6/27/13- Bowie Baysox vs Harrisburg Senators 6/28/13- Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Baltimore

Once a center of shipbuilding on the Eastern seaboard, Baltimore remains an active port dedicated to preserving its maritime heritage. From historic neighborhoods to famed cultural and educational facilities, Baltimore is a world-class city.



Accommodations
Full service hotel located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and near the National Aquarium, Fells Point and Little Italy.
Meals and Lodgings
   Peabody Court Hotel
  Baltimore, MD 4 nights
 Peabody Court Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Wireless & Wired High Speed Internet Service 24 Hour Exercise Facilities Newspaper Available Mon-Fri
  Contact info: 612 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-727-7101
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call hotel at 410-727-7101 Please call the hotel for additional nights on either side of the program. Depending on availability, a special rate may be available. Please make reservations early directly with the hotel.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call hotel at 410-727-7101 Please call the hotel for additional nights on either side of the program. Depending on availability, a special rate may be available. Please make reservations early directly with the hotel.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00-5:00 PM Road Scholar registration at the hotel in Baltimore, MD. You will be staying at Peabody Court Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
11:00 AM Departure from the hotel, Baltimore, MD You will be staying at Peabody Court Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Health and Parental Consent forms, Children's Questionnaire
  Parking availability:
Hotel offers valet parking at a $29 per day plus tax. Commercial lot with lower rates on Cathedral Street just past the hotel, but this lot does not offer 24-hour parking, so you would need to check on your car daily.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Baltimore, MD
  Nearest city or town:  Baltimore
  Nearest highway: 195
  Nearest airport:  BWI
  From End of Program
  Location: Baltimore, MD
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Penn Station

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Under $10
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

About 1 mile

   

If arriving by train, get off at Penn Station in Baltimore. Take a taxi to hotel. There are always taxis at the station.

 

BWI Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
AMTRAK

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Under $20
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Under 10 miles

   

Take the airport shuttle to the Amtrak/MARC BWI Station. Board the train to Penn Station in Baltimore. Once at Penn Station take a taxi to the Peabody Court Hotel (about $8). This is very easy as the trains come often.

 
Driving Directions
  From BWI Airport Head southeast 0.1 mi. Slight left toward I-195 W (signs for Hourly Parking).Slight left at I-195 W (signs for I-195 W/Airport exit). Take exit 2A to merge onto MD-295 N toward I-695/Baltimore 8.6 mi. Continue on N Paca St 0.2 mi. Turn right on West Mullberry St . Turn left at Parker Ave . Turn right at W Monument St. Turn right at Cathedral St 256 ft.
  From I-95 Take 95 to Exit 53. Follow the signs to Inner Harbor. Turn Right on Pratt Street. Turn Left on Charles Street (one-way North). Follow Charles Street north one mile to Baltimore's Washington Monument. At the monument, turn left on Monument Street (also know as Mt. Vernon Place). Follow one block to Cathedral Street and turn left. Hotel is immediately on your right, facing the Washington Monument. Awning out front says Peabody Court
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival/Orientation
(Tuesday, June 25)
   
 Arrive To: Arrive in Baltimore and transfer on your own to the Peabody Court Hotel. There will be a Road Scholar desk in library on the lobby level of the hotel, 3:00 - 5:00 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner at hotel at 6:00 PM in the Wyndows South room.
 Evening: After dinner, discuss the program itinerary, get to know your fellow participants, and and learn how to score a game in the Wyndows South room beginning at 7:00 PM.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Fieldtrip to the National Mall/Informal Ball/Major League Game TBD
(Wednesday, June 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: coach to Washington D.C, and enjoy a fieldtrip to the National Mall.
 Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant in D.C.
 Afternoon: Break out your gloves, suitable tennis shoes, and participate in an informal ball game. Then, enjoy Freetime in DC before the game.
 Dinner: Dinner at Ball park or local restaurant
 Evening: Major League Game TBD
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Camden Yards/Sports Legends Museum/Bowie Baysox AA Game
(Thursday, June 27)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel.
 Morning: Behind-the scenes field trip to Camden Yards to visit some non-public areas and learn the history of the park.
 Lunch: Lunch in the Baltimore Inner Harbor.
 Afternoon: Visit the Sports Legends Museum, where you can browse historical memorabilia of teams and figures in the sports history of Baltimore. The rest of the afternoon is yours in the Inner Harbor, consider a visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum located a few blocks away, the National Aquarium, or ask your group leader for suggestions.
 Dinner: Enjoy a picnic at the Bowie Baysox Stadium.
 Evening: AA Bowie Baysox Game TBD
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Fort McHenry/Free Time in the Inner Harbor/Major League game tbd
(Friday, June 28)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Take a Water Taxi across Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this morning to visit Fort McHenry, where American forces prevailed over invading British forces during the War of 1812, and where the fort’s flag remaining aloft inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner”. Take in the exhibits at the new visitor's center, then enjoy a self-guided tour of the grounds followed by a flag presentation, where a Star-Spangled Banner replica flag will be unrolled and discussed.
 Lunch: Lunch in the Fells Point area of Baltimore.
 Afternoon: Enjoy some free time in the Inner Harbor and consider taking in the exciting interactive exhibits at the Maryland Science Center.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: Major League GAME TBD.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Court Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Farewell Presentation/Departures
(Saturday, June 29)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: This morning, hear a lively talk on the history of baseball. We'll finish by 11:00 AM.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Baltimore, MD Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center is a multi-level facility featuring interactive exhibitions on subjects from dinosaurs to the universe. the Science Center also houses an IMAX theater and planetarium. 601 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 (410) 685-5225 For additional information, visit www.mdsci.org/
  National Aquarium in Baltimore
The National Aquarium is a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization with two locations and one mission: to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. In 2003, separate aquariums in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, joined as one “National Aquarium.” The National Aquarium venues together hold living collections that include more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals living in award-winning, naturalistic habitats. 501 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 576-3800 For additional information, visit www.aqua.org/
  Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
The premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The museum seeks to realize its mission by collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state’s earliest history to the present and the future. 830 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21202 (443) 263-1800 For additional information, visit www.africanamericanculture.org/
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Babe Ruth Saves Baseball!


Author: Frank Murphy (author) and Richard Walz (illustrator)


From 33rd Street to Camden Yards


Author: John Eisenberg


The Babe Book


Author: Ernestine Miller


Cal Ripken, Jr.: My Story


Author: Cal Ripken, Jr.




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