Druid Hill Park

Druid Hill Park was established on the eve of the Civil War by Baltimore Mayor Thomas Swann on October 19, 1860. Much of the park started as part of "Auchentorlie," the estate of George Buchanan, one of the seven commissioners who founded Baltimore City in 1729.

Later renamed "Druid Hill," the City of Baltimore purchased the property from then owner Lloyd Rogers in 1860. The purchase was paid for thanks to a one-cent park tax on the nickel horse-car fares.

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Druid Hill Park Boat Lake (c. 1880)

Druid Hill Park Boat Lake (c. 1880)

View of Druid Hill Park Boat Lake. | Source: Weishampel's Baltimore Guide, The Stranger in Baltimore: A New Hand Book (1888), Internet Archive, weishampelsbalti01weis. View File Details Page

Druid Hill Mansion (c. 1870)

Druid Hill Mansion (c. 1870)

Stereograph of the Druid Hill Mansion. | Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, STEREO U.S. GEOG FILE - Maryland--Baltimore--Druid Hill Park [item] [P&P] | Creator: W.M. Chase View File Details Page

Druid Hill Mansion (c. 1900)

Druid Hill Mansion (c. 1900)

Photograph of the Druid Hill Mansion. | Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-16540 <P&P> [P&P] | Creator: Detroit Publishing Company View File Details Page

Druid Hill Lake (c. 1903)

Druid Hill Lake (c. 1903)

View of the Lake in Druid Hill Park. | Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-16541 <P&P> [P&P] | Creator: Detroit Publishing Company View File Details Page

Druid Hill Park (c. 1906)

Druid Hill Park (c. 1906)

View of sheep grazing on the South terrace of the Druid Hill Mansion. | Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-19132 <P&P> [P&P] | Creator: Detroit Publishing Company View File Details Page

Druid Hill Park Zoo (c. 1906)

Druid Hill Park Zoo (c. 1906)

View of spectators in the Druid Hill Park Zoo. | Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-19135 <P&P> [P&P] | Creator: Detroit Publishing Company View File Details Page

Druid Hill Park Island House (c. 1906)

Druid Hill Park Island House (c. 1906)

View of he Island House in Druid Hill Park. | Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-19137 <P&P> [P&P] | Creator: Detroit Publishing Company View File Details Page

Druid Hill Park Mansion (c. 1900)

Druid Hill Park Mansion (c. 1900)

View of the Mansion House at Druid Hill Park | Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D4-34229 <P&P> [P&P] | Creator: Detroit Publishing Company View File Details Page

Druid Hill Park Entrance (c. 1888)

Druid Hill Park Entrance (c. 1888)

Drawing of Druid Hill Park entrance gate. | Source: Weishampel's Baltimore Guide, The Stranger in Baltimore: A New Hand Book (1888), Internet Archive, weishampelsbalti01weis View File Details Page

Street Address:

900 Druid Park Lake Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217 [map]

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“Druid Hill Park,” Explore Baltimore Heritage, accessed April 26, 2017, http://explore.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/23.
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