Atlas Obscura is hitting the road. Atlas Obscura Co-Founder Dylan Thuras is taking a short road trip, traveling to cities and towns looking to add new hidden places to the Atlas and meeting up with Atlas fans to share adventures along the way. In short, we are looking to find and celebrate the pluralistic beauty and diversity that helps define both America and Atlas Obscura.
At each location the day will end with a meetup at a local bar or coffeeshop for a place-a-thon, a celebration of what is weird and good in the world around us. Come with ideas, and if you have one, bring your laptop. We will get to know each other and add great new locations to the Atlas!
We've realized recently that Atlas Obscura only has a dozen or so listings in Baltimore. We're certain that there is much more wonderful weirdness waiting to be discovered within the city, but we need your help! So come meet up with Dylan, join him for a day of Atlas adventures and bring your ideas for the most under-appreciated hidden wonders of Baltimore. Feel free to come to any, all, or just one of the day's events and be sure to introduce yourself. Dylan will be the one with the Atlas Obscura totebag.
2:30 to 4:00 at - National Museum of Dentistry - 31 S Greene St, Baltimore
Opened in 1996 on the campus of the University of Maryland, home to the world’s first dental school, the National Museum of Dentistry aims to show the world the history of dentistry. We will spend some time checking out George Washington’s not-so-wooden dentures (they were actually made from gold, ivory, lead, and human, horse and donkey teeth) and Queen Victoria’s dental instruments among other unusual objects.
4:30 - 6:00 in the Chamber of Wonders at the Walters Museum - 600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Inside the incredible Walters Museum is a particularly wonderful treasure, the "Chamber of Wonders." This very special room is created in the style of a 17th century cabinet of curiosity, where guests and scholars would have come together to examine and discuss the wonders within. We too will gather to examine this collection of curiosities along with one of the Chamber's primary curators and creators.
7:00 - 9:00 at Club Charles - 1724 N Charles St, Baltimore
Finally, for those who couldn't make it out to our adventures (or for those who did and want to relax afterwards with a drink) we will be meeting at the famous Club Charles to discuss all of Baltimore's great weird locations over food and drinks. A classic Baltimore bar, and haunt of John Waters, this is a chance to hang and talk AO. If you have a laptop we encourage you to bring it so that we can help add your amazing place suggestions to the site!
P.S. The new Atlas Obscura Book will be available for purchase and signing from Dylan at the bar!