A signature Baltimore landmark, Federal Hill Park is located south of downtown and a short walk from Inner Harbor. It offers visitors one of the best views in the city and most iconic view of the Inner Harbor.
Rooted in history, Federal Hill was established as a public park in 1880. Today its lush green hillside is graced by picnickers and star-gazers. Monuments commemorating the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 enhance the Park. Also featured are cannons that once manned at Fort Federal Hill during the Civil War. Bikers, hikers and parents behind strollers are frequent visitors to the park.
The history and prominence of Federal Hill, combined with its proximity to downtown, make it a truly amazing park setting. The neighborhood group South Harbor Renaissance was formed to help the City of Baltimore improve Federal Hill Park through leadership and fundraising.
Its members inspired the new Flag Staff Plaza, dedicated on Flag Day, 2012 and the replacement of the existing playground with miniature “historic icons” reflecting Baltimore’s and Maryland’s unique history—including “The Federalist” ship, the Signal Hill Tower, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad engine and roundhouse and Fort Federal Hill.
The park’s basketball court (recently renovated by Baltimore-based Under Armour sportswear), Rash Field with a variety of events and activities, including beach volleyball and a gated kids’ playground area are just a sampling of what makes Federal Hill Park a worthwhile city destination for Baltimore residents and visitors alike.
A Holiday Inn Baltimore-Inner Harbor guest wouldn’t come to town ‘just’ to see Federal Hill Park, but based on its history, beauty and convenience, you might just make it a point to see it while you’re here. Reserve your room now.