Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast

History and luxury combine in downtown Baltimore. Close to everything yet far from the crowds.


History and luxury combine in downtown Baltimore. Close to everything yet far from the crowds.

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The Basics


The restored 18th-century home of a prominent family, Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet, safe residential neighborhood within easy walking distance to Baltimore's acclaimed Inner Harbor and Camden Yards. True to the elegance of a home that hosted the Washingtons, Rachael's Dowry is beautifully restored and updated. It features six spacious rooms and suites with private baths, a beautiful shaded courtyard, and several comfortable spaces where guests can relax.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Arts & Culture
  • History & Heritage

In the Know

  • Don't miss the 10-minute film at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine visitor's center
  • The pumpkin side dish at the Helmand will completely alter your image of what pumpkin can be
  • An Die Musik Live is a true hidden gem for awesome musicians in a very intimate and inexpensive venue.

  • For a romantic dining view visit the Rusty Scupper on the Inner Harbor

Stay for the Story

America’s history comes alive at impeccably restored Rachael’s Dowry B&B in Baltimore. This beautiful home has a fascinating and mysterious story, involving the founding fathers and secret tunnels in the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy Authentic, Fresh Spanish and Mediterranean Cuisine at Tio Pepe
Nick's Fish House is great for fresh seafood (be sure to try the crab cake!)
Enjoy intimate dining with a locally soucred menu at Peter's Inn

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

American Visionary Art Museum has thematic exhibitions that seamlessly combine art, science, philosophy, humor, and social justice and betterment

Visit the B&O Railroad Station Museum to see one of the oldest railroad collections in the world
Take in a baseball game at iconic Camden Yards

Guest Reviews

Such a gem in Baltimore! Linda was so welcoming and the property was impeccably clean. We stayed to attend an Orioles game and you cannot beat the location. Our room was comfortable, the bed was great and the sheets were so soft! There was tea and cookies available any time and breakfast was delicious. Great history associated with the house was an added bonus. We will absolutely be back!

- Sara Vaccaro

I accompanied my boyfriend to a conference in Baltimore last November. We were looking for hotels in the area and came across Rachael’s Dowry. I liked the idea of a bed and breakfast. I had never stayed at one before and had modest expectations, mostly that it would be cute and different. I could not have imagined the phenomenal experience we had in my wildest dreams. Linda, the proprietor...See More

- Nicole Hope

We were to spend a night in Baltimore on our way back to Jersey and i randomly came across Rachel's Dowry on maps and the name got my attention. Visited their website and fell in love with the quaint and ethereal layout of the property. I only drink tea and they had an amazing collection of gourmet teas. The place has everything that you could need, from fridge to...See More

- Akanksha Handoo

Be a part of history! This historic Inn is beautifully restored, and it was a treasured experience to stay here. George Washington was a fairly frequent guest in his time, and the period furnishings are such that you can just picture him and Martha coming down the stairs. Linda, the Innkeeper, serves AMAZING breakfasts and the rooms have the most comfortable beds (we stayed in 2 different rooms in...See More

- Sarah Cheyette

Rachel's Dowry is an exceptional bed and breakfast. The B&B is impeccably clean, perfectly situated near the stadiums and downtown, and in a safe area. The Innkeeper, Linda, is a joy to speak with, as she is a wealth of knowledge on the area, the fascinating history of the home, and the local attractions. The little touches within the space are top notch, as the decorations are beautiful, the...See More

- L G

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 6

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 10

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, National Historic Registry

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Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Elopements

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Location Type: City/Metro