Fell’s Point Tours
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Cobbled streets and a waterfront setting make Fell’s Point a must-see location in Baltimore. This charming neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and maintains much of its maritime past. Dine on local crabs at the area’s seafood eateries, and don’t miss the nightlife—Fell’s Point is known for its bar scene.
The waterfront offers a salty maritime scene with promenades and city views, but the focus of Fell’s Point is Market Square and its 18th-century buildings, which today house boutiques and restaurants. Take a walking tour or ghost tour to learn more about the area and its history. Baltimore’s oldest standing residence, the Robert Long House, is available for tours by appointment. Before leaving the neighborhood, grab a pint in a historic pub or two, particular features of this inner-city enclave.
Things to Know Before You Go
- More than 120 pubs dominate the nightlife in Fell’s Point.
- Look for murals dedicated to the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, who lived in the neighborhood through the 1920s.
- You will see Fell’s Point spelled with and without the apostrophe; this difference is dubbed “the Great Apostrophe Plague,” with residents undecided on the usage.
How to Get There
Fell’s Point is located a short drive by car or city bus from Downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Hop-on hop-off bus tours, which cover top Baltimore sights, typically include a stop in historic Fell’s Point. The most scenic travel option is by ferry: Disembark at the Maritime Park terminal, situated off Thames Street.
When to Get There
This walkable neighborhood is a worthwhile destination all year round, but check the calendar for seasonal events before you go. Every April, the Fell’s Point Maritime Heritage Festival (formerly known as the Privateer Festival) celebrates the area’s maritime history and 18th-century Baltimore with historic demonstrations and reenactments. Just a few blocks away in the Canton neighborhood, the Baltimore Seafood Festival is a must-do for foodies.
Frederick Douglas and Fell’s Point
During the 1820s and ’30s, famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass worked as a caulker in Fell’s Point, which he discusses in his autobiography. At that time, one in six shipyard workers was African American, with many employed as caulkers; they eventually formed a trade union called the Association of Black Caulkers. Learn more about this great American’s life at the neighborhood’s Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum.
Address: 1724 Thames St., Baltimore 21231, USA
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Fell’s Point
If you have thoroughly explored Charm City at ground level, get a brand new perspective on Baltimore on this helicopter tour. Choose a departure time to suit your own schedule and select your preferred tour length then settle into a chopper and take in the views as you soar over downtown and the Northwest Harbor.
See Baltimore from a rare perspective on a sightseeing cruise through the harbor. As you sail past coastline views, listen to on–board narration that points out easy–to–miss landmarks, from Fells Point to the USS Constellation. With both indoor and outdoor observation decks and a bar with drinks available for purchase, this tour is a popular choice for both visitors and locals.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Experience Baltimore’s food culture on a guided tasting tour. Check out Broadway Square in the waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point and learn about the city’s Eastern European heritage and culinary delights. Head to Broadway Market and sample a pierogi, grab some sweets at a nearby cafe, and sip a cold one at the spot where Edgar Allan Poe had his final drink on this fun food-centric excursion.
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Get to know the city of Baltimore with a private tour guide to share the city’s history, culture, and political highlights. Perfect for travelers who want to maximize their time in Baltimore, this tour provides an in-depth introduction to the city as well as insider tips for things to see and do after the tour. Plus, private transportation means you don’t have to waste time waiting on other travelers.
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