Baltimore is an unexpectedly pretty city. It has a sweeping harbour, beautiful architecture, and some good things to see. Check out my specific feature on the Visionary Art Museum for more specific information.
Poe lived and died here and you can see the old, pretty graveyard where he was buried. This is worth a visit, although the church is modern and sits oddly in the winding old graveyard. You can on occasion go into the crypts, but we weren't able to do this.
There is a Poe House, but the walk there is through a terrible neighbourhood. We turned back once we'd seen a drugs bust.
We went to a gig here (local band: the Goons), which was a lot of fun. The live music scene here is legendary and recommended.