BNHA Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District

Resource Type

Performing Arts Venue

Historic Neighborhoods

The iconic Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower stands at the southern end of the city’s newest arts and entertainment district. The tower, modeled after the Palazzi Vecchio in Italy, is today home to artists’ studios. Adventurous visitors can climb to the tower’s clock room to get an inside look at the clock faces larger than London’s Big Ben.

The Bromo district boasts a variety of professional and community theatres and art galleries. It is also home to Lexington Market, Baltimore’s world-famous food hall that traces its history back to 1782. Across the street at Lexington and Howard streets, history was made in 1955 when Morgan State University students conducted one of the nation’s earliest anti-segregation sit-ins at the Read’s Drug Store lunch counter.

Winding north through the district, visitors will find a variety of historic sites and attractions, including the burial place of Edgar Allan Poe (Westminster Burying Ground), the Maryland Historical Society, the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute, and Arena Players, the nation’s oldest African American community theater.