A picturesque neighborhood with lively nightlife, Federal Hill is situated next to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and lies just south of the central business district. Residents have access to countless pubs, shops, live music and sporting venues, Historic Cross Street Market, and the American Visionary Art Museum--all within walking distance.
Federal Hill is also home to many historic parks, including Riverside Park, a 17-acre public park with a pool, athletic fields, and running trails. Closer to the waterfront overlooking the Inner Harbor lies a signature Baltimore landmark, Federal Hill Park. At one time the location served as a defensive stronghold during the War of 1812 and the Civil War thanks to its panoramic views of Baltimore. Here are some highlights of our favorite spots to sip, socialize and shop in this historic community.