Union Square Christmas Cookie Tour (Facebook Photo/Credit: Roger Miller)

Union Square has what it thinks is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season:  delicious cookies, overflowing Christmas decorations, idyllic turn of the 20th century homes – all to be found on their 29th Annual Cookie Tour. This year’s event will take place on Dec. 14. Residents will provide tours to over 20 homes while serving their favorite holiday cookies. The tour showcases the unique architecture and character of this historic neighborhood, as well as its ongoing renaissance.

This self-guided tour will allow for immersion in the aromas, sights, and sounds of the holidays in one of Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods while enjoying the hospitality of the neighborhood’s residents. Francis Rahl, Union Square resident for over 30 years and past president of the Union Square Association says “The tour displays the charm and distinct beauty of the neighborhood, while education visitors about part of Baltimore’s History.”


Union Square Christmas Cookie Tour (Facebook Photo)

Truly a unique experience, Union Square is famous for its pre and post-Civil War architecture and distinctive homes that have maintained the original Italianate style both inside and out. The neighborhood is marked by period street lamps, brick sidewalks and stately row homes. Many homes boast ten to fourteen-foot ceilings, beautiful wood floors and detailed plaster walls. Others offer visitors a chance to see the creative renovations beings done in the neighborhood. Highlights of the area include the Union Square Park, which features a Victorian era fountain and restored gazebo trimmed to tinsel perfection for the holidays, the B&O Railroad Museum, and historic Hollins Market. The national Historic Landmark, H.L. Mencken House, will also be open on the tour and open to the public for this very special occasion.

Tickets for the 29th Annual Cookie Tour will be available on the day of the tour, starting at 11a.m. at 1401 Hollins Street, 21223 where the tour starts. Attendees can also purchase tickets ahead of time online at www.union-square.us/cookietour. For additional information, visit the website or contact the Cookie Tour Committee at UnionSquareAssociation@gmail.com