• Baltimore's Inner Harbor seen from Federal Hill. Photography by Mark Dennis.

    Baltimore

    National Heritage Area Maryland

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. Visit www.explorebaltimore.org to experience the places and people that shaped the nation and forged the American identity.

Did You Know?

City Seal

The Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, located along the Charles Street National Scenic Byway, was the first Catholic cathedral built in the United States.