Federal Hill Park is a 10.3 acres park located in Baltimore, Maryland on the south shore of the Inner Harbor. The park is a signature Baltimore landmark and offers visitors some of the most noted views in the city often photographed looking north to the downtown skyline of skyscrapers across the Inner Harbor (formerly known as "The Basin") of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River / Baltimore Harbor. The Federal Hill surrounding neighborhood to the west and south is named for the prominent hill and is also known as old South Baltimore. The now graded grass lawn hill and park, was originally a jagged cliffs and bluffs of red clay which was mined in the 18th and 19th centuries after being first sighted and described by Captain John Smith of England on his voyages of exploration of the Chesapeake Bay from the first English colony at Jamestown, Virginia in 1608. The noted famous site today is bounded by Francis Scott Key Highway (Key Highway / Maryland Route 2) along the waterfront to the north, Battery Avenue to the west, Warren Avenue to the south, and Covington Street to the east. Baltimore city acquired the hill as public property in 1880 after it was used and fortified as a fort with heavy artillery (Fort Federal Hill) by the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865). It was established then as a city park operated and maintained by the city Department of Recreation and Parks.PutFederal Hill Park into our Baltimore trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Such a great experience, walking where the defensive stronghold for the War of 1812 was quite the experience.
Such a great experience, walking where the defensive stronghold for the War of 1812 was quite the experience. more »
Walked the harbor view walk and came across Federal Hill Park. Climb the stairs to the top for the best views of Baltimore city and the harbor. Come in the summer for different festivals or movies in.... more
Walked the harbor view walk and came across Federal Hill Park. Climb the stairs to the top for the best views of Baltimore city and the harbor. Come in the summer for different festivals or movies in.... more »
Such a beautiful view of Inner Harbor as well as a great area to walk or jog! It also provides a gorgeous sunset view close to dusk. There usually is street parking available for a minimal hourly fee (after 8 pm I believe most spots are free). One of the better areas to visit in Baltimore and there is a museum of art nearby as well to visit during your trip. Within walking distance of many other districts in the city as well as local dinner spots.
Best place at the Baltimore Harbor to visit. Never to miss this place. Sunset was beautiful. Some people said Sunrise was the “best”. I believe them. The view of the downtown Baltimore is amazing. A nice park to lay down and enjoy the breeze. There are benches available to sit and of course a water fountain. There is a small place where children can play and enjoy. Overall a five start place.
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