Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park

Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park

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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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Regions serviced: Baltimore

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8 Reviews for Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park

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The Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum is one of my favorite Baltimore sites along the water. We were excited to meet Marsha and learn about our options to host our reception at this site. Marsha's enthusiasm and open and honest suggestions for the day were a welcome addition to her services. We knew we were going to be reaching the maximum comfortable capacity for the space and she easily navigated that constraint and helped us fulfill our vision for our day.

Profile Picture User4699599, 2+ years ago, 8 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

We chose the perfect venue for our June wedding! Marsha Jews as well as Lauren Givens were great to work with and the staff was friendly and extremely helpful! When we first located the venue, we did encounter issues with receiving timely responses from the wedding specialists. My advice is to just show up during working hours! Once we popped up at the venue, we were able to get in touch with Lauren and Marsha immediately. From then on, it was smooth sailing! The day of my wedding I had issues with a flower delivery and they stated that they would not be able to deliver the order to the venue. Marsha was able to voice her/my concerns on social media which got the attention of the shipment company and they delivered the flowers iwthin the hour! Talk about going above and beyond for your clients!!! I am extremly grateful for their service and for making my wedding day absolutely PERFECT!

Profile Picture Shauntia , 6/20/15, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

We initially decided to go with this venue after being shown around by Marsha. We were lucky to see the venue as it was being set up for a wedding and were able to see how specific Marsha was about making the bride's preferences perfect. After booking the venue, we worked with Quantana who was great. We did have some trouble with contacting Marsha a couple times, but it all worked out as it become closer to the wedding date. We were also able to take our families by the venue at random pretty much, and were allowed to show them around without any hassle.

The venue is so unique and didn't require a lot of decor. It is in the heart of Baltimore with great scenery. Our small wedding (~90 people) was perfect for this smaller space. There is nothing that we would have changed about our wedding venue.

Profile Picture Lauren, 2/21/15, 6 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,850.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,850.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $4,500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $4,500.00
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Romance At Waters Edge

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A fun and unique venue! Great views of the Inner Harbor!!!!!


1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231   See On Map
202-691-1620 (phone)