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Shop Around at the Historical Lexington Market

August 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Baltimore Attractions

If you want to do your shopping in a place that has some history, you’re not going to find anything like Lexington Market. The world’s largest continually-operating market has been in business in Baltimore for over 220 years, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Donated by General Howard after the Revolutionary War, it was pressed into service as a public marketplace in 1782. Farmers from all over the region came to sell their wares. The modern market is a massive affair hosting one hundred and forty merchants selling everything from produce to seafood, with a wide variety of cuisines from the world’s cultures available to sample as well. Every Friday and Saturday the Market hosts live music performances in the afternoon from a variety of blues and jazz artists. Yearly events also spice up the schedule, from the summer Ice Cream Festival to the annual visit by the elephants of the Ringling Brothers Circus in March.

Lexington Market
400 W Lexington St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 685-6169

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