Baltimore, Maryland – August 22 -27, 2022
Preliminary information of what’s to come to whet your appetite for the ultimate annual CWV and Auxiliary experience!
Our 2022 Convention will be held in the heart of downtown Baltimore at the Sheraton Inner Harbor – 300 South Charles Street. Lots of history and plenty to do!
Sheraton Inner Harbor
A 5-minute walk to the Inner Harbor, half mile away from the National Aquarium, close to Camden Yards, and more.
ROOMS – $135 / night. Features 338 air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen televisions. Pillowtop beds, wireless internet access, cable TV. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
- Do NOT call the hotel to make your reservations! Make your hotel reservation online at the CWV Store – click HERE. Our Tax-Exempt Status will ensure that you receive all the discounts through the CWV!
- Call National HQ to make the hotel reservation: 1-703-549-3622
- Reservation Form to mail in with payment. Choose your meals and activities – click HERE.
Conventions are always a good time to meet up with old friends, make some new ones, do some business, eat good food, and enjoy the local area we’re meeting in as a group.
- Star Spangled Banner Bus Tour (Tuesday, August 23) – $50.00
- Baltimore Orioles Baseball Game (Wednesday, August 24) – $50.00
- Commander’s and President’s Luncheon (Thursday, August 25) – $45.00
- Harbor Dinner Cruise (Thursday, August 25) – $50.00
- Closing Banquet (Saturday, August 27) – $75.00
Local Attractions – things to do
During your down time, Baltimore offers plenty to see and do – check out the links below.
- Star Spangled Banner Museum and Flag House – Built in 1793, the Flag House is the birthplace of the most famous flag to ever fly, the Star-Spangled Banner. The home and business of flag maker Mary Young Pickersgill, today it operates as a historic house and museum site devoted to the history of the Star-Spangled Banner and Mary’s life and career.
- Fort McHenry – A small earthen star fort known as Fort Whetstone was constructed during the Revolutionary War at the entrance of the Baltimore harbor. In 1798 construction began to create a new, more permanent, structure. The new fort was dubbed Fort McHenry. The British bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814 (during the War of 1812) inspired an observer, Francis Scott Key, to write the words that would become our Star-Spangled Banner.
- Edgar Allan Poe’s Gravesite – Poe was on his way to New York from Richmond, VA when he was discovered in Baltimore disheveled and in great need of medical attention. He died under mysterious circumstances and was buried here.
- B&O Railroad Museum – To compete with the New York Erie Canals, in 1827 a charter was granted to build a “road of rails” between Baltimore and the Ohio River. This 40-acre museum tells the story of railroading from the place of its origins in 1829.