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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. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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

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In the region:
The Watermelon House, Washington, DC - 35 mi.

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