About National Historic Seaport of Baltimore

The natural deep water port of Baltimore has attracted ships from all over the world since the 1600's. The city of Baltimore grew up around the port, and its maritime history is evident everywhere you look.

Today, you can explore this history on the decks of historic ships and on the cobbled streets of historic waterfront communities. This rich heritage exists side-by-side with the vitality of a thoroughly modern port.

Attractions virtually ring the harbor and are easily accessible either by Seaport vessel or by walking along Baltimore's Waterfront Promenade.

One Seaport admission covers all attractions and fares on Seaport vessels.

Come see one of America's oldest seaports - over 300 years old and Maryland's newest destination.

  • See Fort McHenry, birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
  • Climb up into the relocated Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, the oldest "screw pile" lighthouse in Maryland.
  • Step aboard the World War II submarine TORSK and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter TANEY, last warship afloat that survived the Pearl Harbor attack.
  • Stroll through historic Federal Hill, Canton and Fells Point, on streets paved with ballast stones and lined with shops, warehouses and homes that have changed little since the 18th century.
  • And More!

Educational Programs

From the days of all-sail warships to WW II steam propelled vessels, the efficiency of a ship's movement could ensure vistory. In this program, students will explore the evolution of maritime technology. Searching for similarities and differences in the approach to navigation, propulsion, and life aboard students will explore the USS Constellation and the Coast Guard Cutter Taney.

Seaport Taxi

Seaport Taxi operates a fleet of US Coast Guard certified passenger boats serving Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor. Passengers may use our boats to visit any of dozens of attractions around the Harbor or can simply enjoy a scenic roundtrip. We operate 7 days a week and offer extended hours during the summer season.