Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is one of the most photographed and visited features of the city. It has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700's and started blossoming into the cultural center of Baltimore that it has become today since the 1970's.
Distinct in function and form, Baltimoreans and visitors alike enjoy Baltimore's Inner Harbor and the surrounding neighborhoods that offer a variety of fine dining, cultural experiences and exciting nightlife.
From breath-taking panoramic views of the skyline from the Observation Level of the World Trade Center to the up-close and personal experiences of street performances happening spontaneously at the waterfront, Baltimore Inner Harbor offers more to see and do than you might imagine.
You'll find a variety of things to see and do at Inner Harbor -- all within walking distance!
Located in the heart of Inner Harbor on Pratt Street, Harborplace and The Gallery offer unique shopping, diverse dining and a variety of entertainment right on the picturesque waterfront.
The Ladies (Bay Lady and Lady Baltimore) offer year-round lunch, brunch and dinner cruises, plus crab feasts, Annapolis and moonlight tours in the summer. The Prince Charming offers narrated sight-seeing tours four times a day from April to October and all are available for private charter. Join them on a Thursday evening to experience Pirates of the Inner Harbor. It's the most interactive and unique family pirate show that ever set sail!
Let your senses and your mind wander as you take in the numerous sights to see and hands-on activities to engage in at the Maryland Science Center. Featuring an IMAX theater and a planetarium, it's sure to please everyone.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore houses sharks, dolphins, rays and tropical fish among the more than 16,000 creatures in naturalistic exhibits, including a walk-through rain forest, an exciting live-action dolphin show and a new Australian exhibit.
World Trade Center
Seeming to hover 405 feet directly over top of the harbor, the world trade center in Baltimore affords the best view of the city in every direction from the Observation Level on the 27th floor. Constructed in 1977, its 32 floors make up the world's tallest even-sided, pentagon-shaped building.
A water-taxi ride away, you can learn about the Battle of Baltimore and the nation's history by visiting Fort McHenry. Fireworks conclude Flag Day and Defender's Day celebrations and special events include living history weekends where the Guard performs demonstrations.
For the perfect transportation in and around Baltimore's Inner Harbor, you'll find the water taxi is an affordable solution. Located on Lancaster Street, one price will buy unlimited rides for the day and group discount rates are available. Native Baltimore residents and frequent city visitors often opt for the frequent floater annual pass.
Located at Pier 3 and Pier 5, be sure to see the treasures of Inner Harbor by touring the USS Torsk, the USCGC Taney, the Lightship Chesapeake and more. Visiting the Maritime Museum also gives you a discount for visiting the USS Constellation, the only Civil War ship still floating today.
Elegant gourmet cuisine, ethnic foods from around the world and plenty of fresh seafood from Maryland's Chesapeake Bay abound. Come sample a taste of Baltimore at the Inner Harbor Restaurants.
A visit to Camden Yards is just minutes away and, if you're a true baseball fan, be sure to see the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame exhibit and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum located nearby.
Get in on the spirit of the Purple and Black when you attend a Baltimore Ravens football game at the M&T Bank Stadium just a short distance from Inner Harbor.
A block away from Baltimore's Inner Harbor is this premier dining and entertainment district that features a variety of restaurants and nightclubs surrounding a common plaza with outdoor seating which often features live performances.
Planning a Visit to Inner Harbor?
If you're planning a visit to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, be sure to check out the
Harbor Pass and the
Harbor Magic Packages for special money-saving offers.
There are so many things to see and do that you may wish to spend a night or two in one of the many Inner Harbor hotels located within walking distance to all of the exciting attractions.
For something really enchanting, get in on the holiday lights at Inner Harbor in December! From Santa's fabulous workshop in center stage, to frozen water and street performances, the charming city decorations and multitude of lights are sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
No matter when you visit, you're sure to be impressed by all the things to do in and around Inner Harbor.
Interested in Learning More About the History of Baltimore Inner Harbor?
Visit our Inner Harbor Timeline to follow the development of Inner Harbor from 1959 to the present day.