About

Federal Hill is one of Baltimore’s oldest neighborhoods dating back to the 18th century when it was the center of the city’s bustling maritime port, hub of industrial growth, and destination to hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

1608

Captain John Smith notes the “great red bank of clay.”

1788

Federal Hill earns nickname during parade celebrating Maryland’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

1814

Federal Hill used as military battery by Commodore David Porter.

1970

Listed on National Register of Historic Places.

Stand on top of historic Federal Hill Park at the eastern edge of the neighborhood and take in the most breathtaking view of the city and the harbor. Or, make the five-minute drive to the tip of Locust Point where Fort McHenry still stands. Across the peninsula, hundreds of picturesque buildings of late 18th, 19th and early 20th century works of architecture line the streets. Federal Hill is a neighborhood steeped in America's history.

Federal Hill Main Street

Officers

President Chris Riehl
Vice President Sonny Morstein
Treasurer Craig Stoner
Secretary Vacant

Executive Director

Directors

At Large Director Mike Schollaert
Business Development Chair Kate Monahan
Business Director David Sivak
Business Director Ben Harless
Business Director Greg Cangialosi

Business Resources.

Opening a business in Federal Hill has never been easier. Federal Hill Main Street provides business owners with critical information such as available property inventories, demographics & market studies, and resources such as façade grants to help your business open or expand. To schedule a meeting or request more information, please contact Hillary Chester, Director of Federal Hill Main Street at 410-727-4500 or email admin@historicfederalhill.org

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Business Association.

The Federal Hill Business Association is composed of over 200 businesses in Historic Federal Hill. It is our mission to promote and encourage a healthy business environment within our district and to create a safer, cleaner, and more beautiful community that honors our local history and the residents of our surrounding neighborhoods.

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Hospitality Association.

The FHHA was started in 2008 to better organize the hospitality industry of the Federal Hill business district for the purposes of marketing and promotion, as well as enhanced government and community relations. The FHHA is comprised of roughly 20 restaurant and bars, representing the single largest industry in the area with an employee base of more than 500+.

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