Experience the Heart of the Chesapeake
For nearly three centuries, Baltimore has stood as a center of commerce and culture for the Chesapeake Bay. The city has seen the incredible transformation of American identity, shaped by war, prosperity, and struggles for freedom and civil rights. Explore the Baltimore National Heritage Area and experience the places, and people that shaped the nation and forged the American identity.
Explore Charm City
The heritage area includes the heart of Baltimore - its oldest neighborhoods, downtown and waterfront - and innumerable historic and natural sites.Read More
War of 1812 Bicentennial Passport and Coin
Pick up a passport and explore Baltimore’s War of 1812 history. Collect stamps across the city for a commemorative coin!Read More
War of 1812 Teacher’s Resource Guide
The guide is a reference for conducting classroom history lessons on the War of 1812 and the role Marylanders played in the conflict.Read More
Did You Know?
Baltimore has more than 56,000 buildings listed in 52 National Register historic districts (second only to New York City).