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Address: Warren Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone Number: 410 396 6132
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Description: Former lookout during the Civil War and the War of 1812 is now a scenic...
Former lookout during the Civil War and the War of 1812 is now a scenic park overlooking the Inner Harbor.
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Great views and great breeze

My kids and I love coming here when we visit Baltimore. They like climbing all the stairs to the top, and the playground. It's the best view of the Harbor - watching the boats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

My kids and I love coming here when we visit Baltimore. They like climbing all the stairs to the top, and the playground. It's the best view of the Harbor - watching the boats, seeing the skyline, and feeling the breeze are highlights for the whole family. Parking can be tricky.

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Riverside, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It was a great way to spend half a day learning about our Country's history. The Park rangers are very helpful . The staff inside did a great job telling us what to see and do. Make sure to go inside to see the movie. A GREAT story. We took a water taxi and the kids loved it

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Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We cannot go to the Harbor without trekking the Hill, it’s a tradition. The stairs provide a great after lunch workout. We usually walk around both levels and exit via the far corner, wiggle through the brick houses near the Visionary Museum, cross the street, and then walk along the water on the other side of the high-end condos, which... More 

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SEATTLE
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Nice park, great view at night and seems pretty safe. Closes around dusk or maybe just a little later.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

From the Visionary Art Museum side, the hike up hill is strenuous, but totally worth it! The view is amazing. The playground for young kids was fabulous. Plenty of green space for throwing a disk or just people watching. Great little places in the surrounding neighborhood, as well.

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nj
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Easy to walk to if you're around the Inner Harbor. Not terribly big. I was expecting more cannons, history and stuff so was disappointed. Really just a kids park with an amazing view of the harbor. It's free so do it.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The federal hill district of Baltimore since it has been restored is a gem of a neighborhood that is only a sure walk from the inner harbor. On a nice day it is worth the walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Federal Hill overlooks the City and Harbor from a height of around 100 ft. The view is breathtaking for the first time visitor. You not only see Downtown and the Inner Harbor, you can look out the Outer Harbor, FSK Bridge and shipping. By the way, this is one of the best sites to see fireworks. Be sure to wander... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just after the snow melted, we traveled to the park at the top of the hill. Fortunately we had the opportunity to read up on the history of the hill from revolutionary war through the civil war and understand more of what we saw and could see over the harbor. I imagine in warm weather the grassy area will be... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent view overlooking the harbor and a nice, simple park where kids can play. For history buffs, there is a plaque giving a brief description of the history of Federal Hill as a fort. Further historical information about it's role in our nation's history can be sought elsewhere as there are no remaining structures from the civil war era.

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