Expansive green spaces and panoramic views of the Inner Harbor make this neighborhood a delight to spend time in. This urban area is also conveniently walkable, whether you’re running errands or enjoying all the neighborhood has to offer. Easy access to local bars, restaurants, museums, churches, shopping, transportation, and much more makes this popular Baltimore neighborhood a favorite for many.

What do people do for fun?

Located in the heart of Baltimore, Federal Hill is a popular destination neighborhood with a wide variety of sites, attractions and amenities. Here are just a few highlights:

Sports Stadiums: While not located in Federal Hill, sports stadiums are just a walk away! The M&T Bank Stadium (home to the Ravens!) and Oriole Park at Camden Yards are both nearby, making it easy to get to games any day of the week.

Museums: There are several museums either in Federal Hill or close by, making this a haven for those who love to learn something new! The American Visionary Art Museum is not your ordinary museum—they’re dedicated to the preservation of “outsider art.” The Maryland Science Center is another highlight of Federal Hill—in this dynamic museum, enjoy an expansive three levels of exhibits, an observatory, and a planetarium.

Market: Nestled amid restaurants and bars, discover Cross Street Market, an incredible space brimming with food stands and and other vendors. Established back in 1846, this historic market features all types of products, like local produce, meats, baked goods, flowers, and more. This popular spot is a destination for locals and visitors alike.

Beautiful parks: Showing off one of the best views in the city, Federal Hill Park is a 10+ acres park with history that goes back centuries. This Baltimore landmark features a playground, basketball court, restaurants, pubs, park benches, areas for picnicking, and much more! The nearby (and much smaller) Gateway Park is another scenic spot to enjoy some greenery in the heart of the city.

Waterfront views: The Baltimore Waterfront Promenade stretches on for almost 7 miles, and part of this picturesque walk is located in Federal Hill.

Dining in Federal Hill

One of the best things about living in Federal Hill is your close proximity to a wide variety of restaurants and bars! Simply walk a few blocks to have your pick of different types of cuisine and more. Here’s a few of our favorites:

  • Matsuri Restaurant

  • Mother’s Federal Hill Grille

  • The Abbey Burger Bistro

  • Bluegrass Tavern

Commuting in Federal Hill

Travel by Light Rail: The Baltimore Light Rail has two stops near Federal Hill; one at Hamburg St./Stadium (902 S. Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21230) and another at Camden Yard (S. Howard St.and W. Conway Street Baltimore, MD 21201). See all light rail stops here.

Travel by the free Charm City Circulator: This incredible FREE service has 30 shuttles that run four routes throughout Baltimore City. View all route maps and plan your trip here!

Camden Yards Transit Center: While it’s not located in Federal Hill, it’s not far to get to the Camden Yards Transit center. From here, you can catch several buses, hop on the light rail, the metro subway, or the MARC train. Browse all transportation options from Camden Yards here.

Schools in Federal Hill

Francis Scott Key Elementary and Middle School

Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School

Digital Harbor High School

Federal Hill Preparatory School is also located in Federal Hill.

You can learn more about each school on GreatSchools.org!

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