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Federal Hill Park, Baltimore

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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.
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  • This is a great place to see the skyline of Baltimore. It was walkabout from the harbor. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Baltimore. 
    This is a great place to see the skyline of Baltimore. It was walkabout from the harbor. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Baltimore.  more »
  • A steep climb, but well worth the view. We visited on a beautiful, warm day in Baltimore. The view of the harbor is worth the climb. 
    A steep climb, but well worth the view. We visited on a beautiful, warm day in Baltimore. The view of the harbor is worth the climb.  more »
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  • This is a beautiful spot to see Baltimore Harbor. You can see all the harbor from the hill. Evening and night scene is even better. It is in a walking distance to all the restaurants in inner Harbor main plaza. If you are lucky you can easily find a parking down the Hill. It is really a hidden treasure of Baltimore. Definitely worth the visit.
  • One of the hidden gems in Baltimore, MD

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