Established in 1730, Baltimore has a rich and storied history revolving around its waterfront. For a full day of history, take the Yellow or Green Route to Federal Hill and walk to the top of historic Federal Hill Park for the best views in the city (aside from on the boat, of course!). Walk around the park to see the cannons that manned Fort Federal Hill during the Civil War and monuments commemorating the Battle of Baltimore.
Next, take the boat over to HarborPlace to join the Baltimore Heritage Area’s Heritage Walk through the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, and Historic Jonestown. You’ll see the USS Constellation, Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, the Carroll Mansion, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
From there, hop back on the boat or keep on walking over to historic Fell’s Point. Walk the cobblestone streets and stop for lunch at Papi’s Tacos for outdoor seating, tacos, and a margarita.
To end the day, take the Purple route to Fort McHenry to see the historic Fort that defended Baltimore in the War of 1812 and inspired the “Star Spangled Banner.” The last boat leaving Fell’s Point for Fort McHenry is at 3:30pm, so don’t miss it!
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- Stop 1: Yellow or Green route to Landing #4 – you can’t miss the big park on the hill.
- Stop 2: Yellow or Green route to Landing #2 – get off the boat and walk left down the promenade to the Baltimore Visitor’s Center to pick up the walking tour.
- Stop 3: Red, Yellow, or Green route to Landing #11 –there are restaurants all over Fell’s Point, so wander into the one that looks best!
- Stop 4: Blue or Purple Route to Landing #17 to disembark at Fort McHenry.