Federal Hill is one of Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods dating back to the 18th century when it was the center of the city’s bustling maritime port, hub of industrial growth, and destination to hundreds of thousands of immigrants.


Captain John Smith notes the “great red bank of clay.”


Federal Hill earns nickname during parade celebrating Maryland’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution.


Federal Hill used as military battery by Commodore David Porter.


Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Stand on top of historic Federal Hill Park at the eastern edge of the neighborhood and take in the most breathtaking view of the city and the harbor. Or, make the five-minute drive to the tip of Locust Point where Fort McHenry still stands. Across the peninsula, hundreds of picturesque buildings of late 18th, 19th and early 20th century works of architecture line the streets. Federal Hill is a neighborhood steeped in America's history.

Federal Hill Main Street


President Craig Stoner
Vice President Andy Flacks
Co-Treasurers Sheri Hunt & Greg Macur
Secretary Garrett Schiche

Executive Director


Theresa Cangialosi
Faith Millspaugh
Ryan Rattanni
Chris Riehl
Michael Schollaert
Hank Shofer
Andy Weaver
Sean White

Business Resources.

Opening a business in Federal Hill has never been easier. Federal Hill Main Street provides business owners with critical information such as available property inventories, demographics & market studies, and resources such as façade grants to help your business open or expand. To schedule a meeting or request more information, please contact Cathy C. Rosenbaum, Executive Director of Federal Hill Main Street at 410-727-4500 or email cathy@fedhill.org

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Business Association.

The Federal Hill Business Association is composed of over 200 businesses in Historic Federal Hill. It is our mission to promote and encourage a healthy business environment within our district and to create a safer, cleaner, and more beautiful community that honors our local history and the residents of our surrounding neighborhoods.

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