Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park
The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park is a shipyard-turned-heritage park that features gallery exhibits honoring African American maritime history, the perfect place to send your curious group to learn more about the intriguing history of the city of Baltimore.
This maritime museum is a Living Classrooms Foundation Campus and Headquarters, as well as a National Heritage Site. It works to "celebrate the continuation of African Americans in the development of Baltimore's maritime industry", and it does so through fun, educational experiences that are informational and inspiring to students of all ages.
The park chronicles the saga of Frederick Douglass' life in Baltimore as an enslaved child and young man, as well as the life of Isaac Myers, who was a free-born African American who became a national leader. The park also explores the founding of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company, the establishment of the African American community in Baltimore during the 1800s, and much more. Your group will be able to go beyond the textbooks and get a glimpse of what life was like 150 years ago as you learn, grow, and experiences the richness of African American history, maritime history, and Baltimore history. We strongly suggest a guided tour of the area, these tours led by the Baltimore National Heritage Area's Urban Rangers.