• 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?

St Mary's Seminary Chapel

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born American declared a saint, took her vows in St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel in 1809.