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This restored 1822 cotton mill has antiques shops, galleries, boutiques, and a couple of places to stop for refreshment. It's an interesting place that keeps its heritage alive by using the names of the buildings' original purposes in signs and maps. You have only to follow your nose to Bonaparte Breads (tel. 410/880-0858), in the Spinning Building, where you'll find coffee, French pastries, sandwiches, soup, and other treats. In the Carding Building is the Rams Head Tavern (tel. 301/604-3454), a brewpub with heartier fare. In the Carding Building and Old Weave Building, you can find antiques, handmade sweaters, and needlework supplies.