BNHA Heritage Area Boundary

Content about Heritage Area Boundary

The boundary of the Baltimore National Heritage Area dates to 2002, when the state-certified Baltimore City Heritage Area was established. In 2007, the boundary was expanded to include Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cylburn Arboretum, and the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

In 2013, the heritage area completed a comprehensive management plan that called for exploring additional expansion. Areas for future inclusion need to have a collection of historic, cultural, and natural resources that hold a potential for heritage tourism.

On January 2, 2023 Congress reauthorized the Baltimore National Heritage Area for another 15 years, through the passage of Senate Bill 1942. The significance of this Congressional Act was the matching of the National Heritage Area boundary with the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority‚Äôs Boundary (amended in 2019). 

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