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

Outstanding, Linda the owner/ innkeeper was great!!! We stayed 2 nights to attend the Orioles game, within walking distance to the stadium, Pickles Pub, Potbelly Sub shop all within walking distance too as well as historic sites, Babe Ruth Museum, Edgar Allan Poe House/ Grave, Inner Harbor. The Rachel’s Dowry Bed and Breakfast was unbelievable, the Inn is very nice, well maintained. Linda was warm and very welcoming and...See More

- Jacqueline Cox

Came to Baltimore for a weekend for a conference and came across this bed and breakfast on Google when other hotels in the area were full. I was pleasantly surprised with the location - 5 to 10 minute walk to downtown and the baseball stadium. No issues with water temperature. Room has an antique feel with updated toilet and sink. Bed was comfy. House was very clean. Breakfast was...See More

- Jasper Tseng

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

Stayed here last Autumn and it was wonderful. The inn keeper gave me so many recommendations, and really took her time making me feel welcome. The inn was beautiful, even in the wet and cold month that I visited. My room was lovely, I highly recommend staying here. I felt very safe and liked that there was designated parking. I was told about the unique eggs Benedict breakfast, but...See More

- jane doe

Great experience! I typically don't choose hotels based on the vibe and experience but this place is worth it, and not even a significant price jump. Enjoy a cozy and personal stay. And great breakfast as well - personally made by the inn keeper! If you need suggestions for things to do in the area, you'll get plenty of ideas. We could only stay one short night, but will...See More

- Cecelia Dean

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