Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park
Baltimore, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description:

The Maritime Park is a national heritage site that highlights:

  • African American maritime history
  • The saga of Frederick Douglass's life in Baltimore as an enslaved child and young man
  • The life of Isaac Myers, a free born African American who became a national leader
  • The founding of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company
  • The establishment of the African American Community in Baltimore during the 1800's
  • Shipbuilding traditions of the Chesapeake bay
Location / Directions:

From North of Baltimore:

I-695 to I-83 (Jones Falls Expressway) South. Go to end of expressway (street becomes President St.), continue straight to Fleet St. (traffic bears around to the left). Stay on Fleet St. to Caroline St. (approximately 3 blocks) and turn right. Go 2 or 3 blocks and cross over Lancaster Street. Living Classrooms East Harbor Campus will be on the right, continue straight down Caroline Street and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Campus will be on the right.

I-95 South to Keith Ave. (last exit before tunnel), turn right at end of ramp. Stay on Keith Ave for 1 block and beaqr right onto Clinton St. (Clinton St. is not marked, but all traffic bears right). Go to first light at Boston St. and turn left. Go to second light and turn left onto Aliceanna St. (restaurant looks like a ship at intersection). Go 7 or 8 blocks to Caroline St. and turn left. Living Classrooms East Harbor Campus will be on the right, continue straight down Caroline Street and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Campus will be on the right.

From South of Baltimore

I-295 (Baltimore/Washington Pkwy), follow signs to downtown Baltimore/Inner Harbor. Go past Oriole Park at Camden Yards, turn right onto Pratt St., stay on Pratt St. past the Aquarium and World Trade Center to President Street. Turn right on President St. and continue to Fleet St. (traffic bears around to the left). Stay on Fleet St. to Caroline St. (approximately 3 blocks) and turn right. Go 2 or 3 blocks and cross over Lancaster Street. Living Classrooms East Harbor Campus will be on the right, continue straight down Caroline Street and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Campus will be on the right.

From Downtown Baltimore

Pratt Street to President Street, turn right — continue straight to Fleet St. (traffic bears around to the left). Stay on Fleet St. to Caroline St. (approximately 3 blocks) and turn right. Go 2 or 3 blocks and cross over Lancaster Street. Living Classrooms East Harbor Campus will be on the right, continue straight down Caroline Street and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Campus will be on the right.

Parking

Paid parking is available on Caroline Street in the PMI garage

Address: Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park
1417 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Visitor Phone: (410) 685-0295
Activities:

Almost 5, 000 square feet of gallery space, divided into permanent and temporary galleries and interactive learning centers where an engaging visitor experience is created through:

  • Historic maps and images
  • Artistic Renderings
  • Audio Components
  • Historic artifacts
  • Archaeological findings

Educational Programs Tours / Walking Tours

Fees:

$5.00 - General Public, $4.50 - Seniors, $4.00 - Students, $4.00 - Children and under 6 free (School Tour Prices — Available upon request at (410) 685-9062)

Website: http://www.douglassmyers.org/

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