Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park, Baltimore

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The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum is a Living Classrooms Foundation campus and national heritage site that celebrates the legacy of Baltimore’s own Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, and the first shipyard established by African-Americans in 1868,the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company right at the water’s edge on the Inner Harbor in historic Fells Point.

The site honors and interprets the contributions of African-Americans in the development of Baltimore’s maritime industry, while preserving one of the city’s oldest extant waterfront industrial buildings.

Our mission is to recover, share and preserve the tradition of Baltimore’s maritime heritage in order to enrich the present and future through interactive learning. The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum has recovered and preserved historical maps, artifacts, and archaeological findings to engage students in Baltimore’s heritage.


To assist us in funding our educational programming, we rent our spaces for special events, weddings, and corporate functions!

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  • The museum was closed (due to Covid), however our real reason for visiting was to see the bust of Frederick Douglas which is placed in front of the museum. A great piece of art.  more »
  • The Douglass-Meyers Museum and learning center at the western edge of Fells Point provided an ideal setting for our staff meeting/retreat. There was spacious accommodation on the upper floor of the...  more »
  • This museum is a small waterfront treasure and definitely worth seeing if you have an hour. The entrance fee of $5 is very inexpensive, making it accessible to most, and street parking is abundant. They ask you to watch a 10 minute video in the lobby prior to viewing the exhibit, and the voices of Charles Dutton and Tim Reid, as Frederick Douglass and Isaac Myers respectively, do a fine job placing the museum in its historical context.
  • What an amazing location in the Inner Harbor, history combined with good food, and a beautiful event space. Go see the museum and have dinner at Ampersea! You will not be disappointed. Parking is a flat rate, currently $10, right next door.

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