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Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park

  • 1417 Thames St. Map It
  • Fells Point

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Fells Point was once a busy shipyard that employed thousands of people—including Civil War statesman and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. This small, carefully curated museum tells the story of Douglass’s life in Baltimore: first building ships as a slave, then escaping to freedom by dressing as a sailor and boarding a train to Philadelphia. Isaac Meyers, a free black born in 1835, was another important player in Baltimore’s maritime history. Hands-on student and family programs let children caulk and build boats. Waterfront Kitchen, located on the first level, has partnered with area nonprofit Living Classrooms to employ at-risk inner-city teens to teach grade schoolers about gardening and nutrition. Self-guided tours are available as well as 45-minute guided group tours by appointment.

Sight Information


1417 Thames St., Baltimore, Maryland, 21231, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Self-guided tours $5, group tours $8
  • Weekdays 10–4, weekends 12–4

Published 07/23/2015


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