Carroll’s Hundred, a long-lost Revolutionary-period treasure, just minutes away from downtown and Inner Harbor attractions, is being rediscovered in Southwest Baltimore. Plans call for reconstructing a period greenhouse or orangery on the site as a visitor orientation center – a new “Heritage Gateway” to the city’s history. On the “working” side of the greenhouse, visitors will see how “exotics” such as orange and lemon trees were cultivated using an ancient heating system, or hypocaust, to heat the floors and walls during the winter months. Learn more about Baltimore's Heritage Gateway.
Saving An American Treasure
This gem – hidden away in little-known Carroll Park – is a remnant of the intense, protean world of the American Revolution. Unbelievably, this obscure site contains some of early Maryland's most important history, and is being documented as a National Historic Landmark – An American Treasure!
History Rooted Deep –
Discovering our African American Past
The mission of Carroll’s Hundred and its members is to save the rich cultural legacy of what was once a diverse community of African American slaves, European indentured servants and convict servants, free blacks, and Native Americans. Unlike any other colonial-period historic site of its kind, the focus of Carroll's Hundred is its diversity.