Baltimore, Maryland: The Pagoda

1890 four-story Victorian style tower with interior spiral staircase, the steampunkish "Observatory" is commonly referred to as the Pagoda. Renovated and reopened in 2002.

Patterson Park

East Lombard St., Baltimore, MD
Patterson Park, East Lombard St. and S. Patterson Park Ave.
Mid-Apr - mid-Oct Su 12-6.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About The Pagoda

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.


The Pagoda

Climbing the spiral staircase to take in the view would've been great, but the Pagoda was locked up. It was November. We should've called ahead. Also, the row of high ground defensive cannons is awesome!!

[Mike Gassmann, 12/10/2017]


The Pagoda

The Pagoda at night during the winter.

[Meaghan Neiva, 08/30/2014]

The four-story 1890 "Observatory" in the park is commonly referred to as The Pagoda.


The Pagoda

Patterson Park is the oldest park in Baltimore. George A. Frederick was hired as park architect in 1863 and designed many structural elements within the park but there is much debate as to the Pagoda's architect. Some sources claim Charles H. Latrobe designed it and others insist it was Frederick. The Pagoda was restored in 2002.

[Jen Storey, 09/10/2013]

Nov. 2016: Photo added

Nearby Offbeat Places

Boat-Shaped RestaurantBoat-Shaped Restaurant, Baltimore, MD - < 1 mi.
BUS Stop ShelterBUS Stop Shelter, Baltimore, MD - < 1 mi.
Giant Pushpin Bus StopGiant Pushpin Bus Stop, Baltimore, MD - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Mural of Presidents: Eisenhower Thru Obama, Washington, DC - 35 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

December 17, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Maryland Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Nevada State Museum: Scary Teeth, Mummified Cat, Carson City, Nevada (Dec 17-23, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now