VACATIONS MADE EASY : DESTINATIONS : BALTIMORE, MD : POINTS OF INTEREST
Quoted from Vacations Made Easy:
Union Square/Hollins Market Historic District of Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo) in Baltimore, MD
A charming district featuring Civil War architecture, period street lamps, and brick sidewalks, the Union Square/ Hollins Market Historic District, known as Sowebo, is a laid-back artsy neighborhood full of galleries, studios, and relaxing eateries. Visitors could spend a couple of days in Union Square, as the area is full of historic sites and attractions. A trip through Hollins Market, the city's oldest market for food merchants, will reveal a dazzling array of international goodies.
Sightseers can then wander through the lovely Union Square Park, H. L. Mencken House, Camden Yards, Edgar Allan Poe House, B&O Railroad Museum, Babe Ruth Museum, Irish Shrine, and Ravens Stadium. A major annual event held in the district is the very hip Sowebohemian Arts Festival. Visitors will find fascinating glass blowing demonstrations, art exhibits, performance art, art activities for children, every genre of live music from punk rock to gospel, and delightful performances staged by the Black Cherry Puppet Theater.