This down-to-earth Baltimore institution is the oldest operating duckpin facility in the nation.. In Short Along with tables and benches occupied by players awaiting their turn, two whole floors of lanes--updated with computerized scoring--fill up this historic storefront space. The family-run business (in operation since 1927) retains much of its charm, with standard blue-and-white painted walls, reasonable prices, a no-cursing policy, and better-than-average snacks like crab cakes, nachos and wings. Children and adults are equally welcome. Leagues play Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the year.