Welcome to Fells Point & Harbor East!
A rich maritime history and full of exciting festivals and amazing restaurants!
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore, Fell’s Point down by the harbor was once a bustling shipbuilding port. But luckily for residents, the historic relics of the past remain largely unchanged: Belgian block streets, cozy waterfront restaurants, and antique boutiques just a few blocks east of the Inner Harbor. This part of the city is heralded as extremely walkable and residents love the look and feel of this storied neighborhood.
Established in 1763, Fell’s Point is a city, state, and National Historic District and boasts more than 300 buildings on the National Register, including the oldest standing residence in Baltimore City, the Robert Long House
, which is open for tours by reservation. You can also learn about Fell’s Point’s history as home to the first African American-owned shipyard in the country at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum.
Nowadays you’ll find high-end shopping here as well as great places to grab a bite and a cocktail on the water. This area is filled with young professionals who like the dynamic vibe of the neighborhood!
What to Love
Mostly filled with young professionals or couples who like the easy commute into the city. The bars are a popular place to go on weeknights and weekends with a bustling crowd (and a consistently large Ravens fanbase!) People keep active by heading to one of the many workout studios in the neighborhood like OrangeTheory or just running down by the waterfront.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Any local will tell you to check out Broadway Market
, a year-round indoor market built in 1786 that houses a number of international delicacies and local treats and once you’re done, stop for a drink at the city’s oldest bar, The Horse You Came In On Saloon
(rumored to be Edgar Allan Poe
’s last stop before his death!)
For a staycation or for out-of-town guests, the Four Seasons Inner Harbor
is highly-rated and offers sweeping views of the marina harbor.
Things to Do
There is no shortage of things to do in this bustling section of the city. One of the best parts of this section is the proximity to Baltimore’s own Little Italy. Not only do they have fantastic restaurants but the Saint Anthony Festival happens every year in this section and puts up live bands, great food, and drink options.
Celebrate Baltimore’s longtime maritime connection at the Fells Point Privateer Festival
. This free event in July includes historic ships, interactive demonstrations, live music, a kid’s area, and maritime merchant booths. Then, at the Fells Point Fun Festival
every October, is a full lineup of music, vendors, and family-friendly activities. This festival began in 1967 as a fundraiser to preserve the neighborhood and keep its quaint charm intact. Finally, every December is the Fells Point Old Tyme Christmas Festival
, a traditional kickoff to Christmas held each year. On the schedule is a day-long event that includes breakfast with St. Nick, a family fun zone, tree lighting, caroling, and hot cocoa. Another great plan for kids during the holidays is the Lighted Boat Parade
— many people head down to the harbor with their little ones to watch the festive boats pass by. Lots of festivals in Fells Point!