Douglass – Myers Maritime Park

Douglass – Myers Maritime Park




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.

Its 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.



– Breathtaking waterfront views
– Historic exposed brick walls
– Industrial wood beam elements
– Exposed hardwood floors
– Floor-to-ceiling windows
– Waterfront balconies
– Museum access celebrating the legacy of Baltimore Maritime history
– Outdoor and indoor space rentals


Inside – up to 250
Outside – up to 1000


**Pricing based on three hour rental


3rd Floor Space: $800 half day, $1,600 full day
2nd Floor Space: $350 half day, $700 full day

3rd Floor Space: $3,750
2nd Floor Space: $750

3rd Floor Space: $4,500
2nd Floor Space: $1,500


Cardin Pier: $1,850
Courtyard: $4,500



– Staffing: one Event Manager & one Support Staff
– Four hours set-up time pre-event & two hours breakdown time post-event
– Restroom facilities (excluding exclusively outdoor events)
– Full ADA Compliancy
– Indoor and outdoor catering kitchen space
– Caterer/vendor truck loading access