Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park

1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park

Romance at Water's Edge....

Located in historic Fells Point, the Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park defines Baltimore industrial elegance. As one of Baltimore City’s oldest waterfront buildings, there are several unique spaces that are available for private event rentals. With its exquisite brick and woodwork, it will be sure to make the most perfect backdrop for your private reception. Choose to host an indoor event within the Founders’ Room, exhibiting exposed brick walls and industrial wood beams reminiscent of Baltimore, or within the Bearman Gallery with floor-to-ceiling windows and access to balconies overlooking Baltimore’s harbor. Events hosted outdoors on the bricked courtyard and Cardin Pier boast breathtaking panoramic views of the harbor and backlighting from Baltimore’s iconic Domino Sugar sign, making incredible backdrops for your event photos. Whether you choose to host inside or outside, your private event is guaranteed to be both exceptional and memorable.

It's Rich History...

The Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park celebrates the contributions of African-Americans in the development of Baltimore’s maritime industry including the establishment of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company, the nation’s first African-American owned and operated shipyard established in 1868 by Isaac Myers. The site honors the legacy of Isaac Myers and Frederick Douglass and their contributions to African-American history, including voting and labor rights, while preserving one of the city’s oldest industrial waterfront buildings.

Maritime Park is now the headquarters for Living Classrooms Foundation who provide hands-on education, job training, and health and wellness programs for children, youth, and adults from diverse backgrounds, with an emphasis on serving disadvantaged youth. Living Classrooms also maintains the site as a museum and art gallery with rotating exhibitions open to the public. Proceeds from the rental of Maritime Park benefit the Foundation’s ongoing educational and public programming that are hosted at this site.

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Kara · Married on 08/03/2019

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    It was a picture perfect wedding venue

    We loved having our wedding here! It was a perfect spot. Majority of the guests were from out of town. It gave a beautiful view of the harbor and Baltimore with air conditioning in August! The venue itself is beautiful and has so much character. Natalie is fantastic and truly awesome to work with!!

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    V · Married on 07/27/2019

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    Wonderful Venue!

    This location couldn't have been more perfect, and we're sooo happy we chose it! I looked at hundreds of venues in the DMV area, and the first time I laid eyes on this location, I knew it was the one. I kept looking at other locations to make sure another location wasn't a better fit, but FDIMMP was always in the back of mind...and nothing else compared. Thankfully my husband shared my enthusiasm.

    We chose FDIMMP, because it spotlights the fight for freedom and equality. We wanted a meaningful location for our future family to visit, and it seemed like the perfect destination for the kids of an interracial marriage. We also loved that it was located on the water; had the rustic, industrial elegance of exposed brick and wood; and in the heart of Fell's Point so our guests could explore all the fun bars and restaurants nearby while visiting for the weekend.

    Please note that that they have a list of selected vendors you have to work with. All of the vendors are really good but make sure you get quotes from them to ensure you stay within your budget.

    Sent on 09/15/2019

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Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1850
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1850
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Art Gallery
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Museum
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
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    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
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    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner
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  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
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  • 1417 Thames Street Baltimore, MD, 21231 See on map
    443-241-2128 (Phone number)
    Museum Hours Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM Saturday & Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
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