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Fell’s Point, Baltimore

Fells Point is a neighborhood in the city of Baltimore, Maryland , United States.
Fell’s Point was officially founded as a city in 1763 before growing rapidly and being attached to Baltimore in 17971. The district lives from its port but also from its shipyard which built, among others, the USS Constellation and whose specialty was the production of schooners.
Throughout its history, many immigrants have landed and settled in Fells Point. Among them were many Poles, Irish ,Germans and Mexicans.
Fell’s Point is one of the most famous neighborhoods in Baltimore. A mix of townhouses, bars, restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, and other shops, the neighborhood   located east of Inner Harbor and Little Italy in the Patapsco Estuary, Fells Point is a converted harbor area and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today it is known for its great concentration of bars and restaurants and attracts both tourists and locals.

Access : Coordinates:39.283056, -76.592778 / Fell’s Point is located in the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland, in the eastern part of the country, 60 km northeast of the capital city Washington, D.C
Parking : There is a garage on Caroline Street, but your best bet may be to take the water taxi, an older ground taxi, or the older method of transportation, your own feet.

Highlights :

  •  The Horse :  As its loyal customers know, boasts of being the oldest permanent salon in America (before, during, and after the Prohibition), as well as the last place Edgar Allan Poe was seen alive.
  •  Waterfront Promenade  / Henderson’s Wharf Marina  / The Port Discovery Children’s Museum / The National Aquarium / The Saint Patrick Catholic Church ,founded in 1792.
  •  Peles Point was the birthplace of the first fleet of the Continental Navy, Virginia, as well as the famous ship “Baltimore Clipper” – a fast ship used for piracy and siege which was very successful during the War of 1812.
  •  Antiques : Fleet Street is essentially Fell’s Point’s Antique Row. A host of stores including Another Period in Time, Antique Man, Bowery of Antiques and Collectibles, and Fred’s Refinishing Shop of Fine Antiques offer something for everyone’s style.
  •  Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park  / Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E Pratt St / Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.
  •  The Baltimore World Trade Center and the Maryland Science Center / Upper Fell’s Point, a rapidly growing section of the neighborhood filled with Latino restaurants.
  • Aliceanna Street : Right on Aliceanna Street, the former home of American abolitionist, author, diplomat, and general hero Frederick Douglass.
  •  Fells Point Visitor Center and Maritime Museum, /  Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St / The Robert Long House, at 812 South Ann Street, built in 1765, is the oldest surviving home in Baltimore / Lloyd Street Synagogue.
  •  In 2012, Fells Point was selected by the American Planning Association (APA) as one of the Great Places in America  which “celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning”.
  •  Eat, Drink, Shop, Repeat : Its old port has been totally remodeled and currently constitutes an entertainment center and commercial area par excellence, with a large number of restaurants, museums, shops, hotels and entertainment venues. Baltimore’s quaint Fells Point neighborhood is known for its bars and restaurants. Fell Point’s taverns, nightclubs and gourmet restaurants cater for almost any budget, taste or occasion.

Events : Crabs & Beer Festival / Fell’s Point Light Festival / Fell’s Point Maritime Heritage Festival /  Fell’s Point Fun Festival / Jazz & Art Festival / Old Tyme Christmas.

Activities : Fells Point Ghost Tours, sightseeing / photo opportunities / Shopping / Take a walking tour of Fell’s Point in Baltimore / Sightseeing tour of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore / Guided helicopter tour of Baltimore / Private tours of the city of Baltimore.

Go next : Owings Mills / Little Italy / Harbor East – Inner Harbor / Top of the World Observation Level and Museum / Armistead Monument / Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine. / U.S.S. Constellation / War Memorial Plaza.

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