BNHA Historic Fell's Point Trail

Interpretive Framework

Gaining Freedom for All: African American Heritage and the Struggle for Equality

Seeking Prosperity on the Chesapeake: Baltimore History from Colonial Times through the 1800s

Upholding Independence: Baltimore and the War of 1812

Resource Type

Trails and Byways

Fell's Point

Baltimore, Maryland

Fell’s Point is one the city’s oldest neighborhoods, tracing its history to the mid-1700s. The heritage trail winds along waterfront promenades and narrow streets, exploring maritime history, the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812, and the people who made the deep-water shipbuilding center their home. Attractions along the trail include the Isaac Myers- Frederick Douglass Maritime Park and Museum, the childhood home of singer Billie Holiday, and one of the oldest residences in Baltimore.

From May through October, the heritage area offers guided walking tours of the Historic Fell’s Point Trail and other urban heritage trails.