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


    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. Explore the Baltimore National Heritage Area and experience the places, and people that shaped the nation and forged the American identity.

Did You Know?

USS Constellation

Launched in 1854, the USS Constellation was the last all-sail ship built by the U.S. Navy before steam replaced wind as the standard means of power.