Visit Historic Federal Hill

Come to Historic Federal Hill and explore a delightful assortment of eclectic shops, the finest in antiques and home furnishings, and an enchanting variety of art galleries. Discover many of the best restaurants in Baltimore with a remarkable diversity in style and cuisine. And enjoy an active nightlife with a lively combination of tourists and boaters from the Inner Harbor, business people who appreciate the best places to entertain, and residents from the surrounding neighborhoods who know the proprietors and their employees by name. Sports fans abound with Baltimore’s two exciting stadiums just a few short blocks to the west, while many fans choose to cheer for the Orioles and the Ravens from the cozy comfort of Federal Hill’s pubs.


At the very heart of Historic Federal Hill is the Cross Street Market — an old-fashioned fresh food market first opened in 1846. The original building was actually little more than a shed, with sawdust on the floors, pickles in barrels, and hundreds of pounds of chipped ice poured over fresh meat and seafood. In 1951, a new red brick building replaced the old wooden market, which burned in spectacular fashion. The new market was given over to fishmongers, butchers, cheese makers, flower stalls and food counters galore — much like it is today, where tradition lives on as generation after generation work together and neighbors gather to catch up on the day’s events.


The most charming part of Historic Federal Hill is its people. Single professionals, young families, and empty nesters have moved into the neighborhood to live alongside families who are descendants of the early industrial workers. All enjoy the charm of city living — walking to work and to shop and to socialize, staying in touch with the life all around them, being a part of the community.

Federal Hill is home to dozens of highly-rated restaurants.

The establishments in Federal Hill are engrained in our culture, serving everything from fast-casual to fine dining, and everything in between! Visit the bars on an Orioles or Ravens gameday, have coffee off historic Light Street, or grab the best brunch in town.

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Shopping in Federal Hill has never been better!

We are home to eclectic art galleries, clothing boutiques, health & beauty establishments and upscale home furnishings as well first rate financial & business services.

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Federal Hill is home to over 40 consumer and business to business services.

We feature medical, home & garden, real estate and financial services and a rapidly growing tech sector. Whether you are looking for personal or professional services we’ve got you covered!

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