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.

  • 1608

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

  • 1788

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

  • 1814

    Federal Hill used as military battery by Commodore David Porter.

  • 1970

    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.

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