Baltimore National Heritage Area

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Baltimore National Heritage Area is a federally designated National Heritage Area encompassing portions of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The designated area includes the central portion of the city, waterfront, inner neighborhoods and portions of the city's park system. The district includes Fort McHenry and the Inner Harbor, as well as portions of the Charles Street, Falls Road, National Historic Seaport and Star Spangled Banner Maryland Scenic Byways. The Baltimore National Heritage Area was established on March 30, 2009 by the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111–11§7002).[1] The designation recognizes the area's unique historic and cultural character, and is intended to stimulate economic development, tourism and historic preservation.[2]

Neighborhoods in the NHA include Little Italy, Fell's Point, Canton, Bolton Hill, Seton Hill, Mount Vernon, Charles Village, Union Square, Locust Point and Federal Hill. City parks within the NHA include Druid Hill Park, Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, Carroll Park and Patterson Park.[3]


  1. ^ "Baltimore Heritage Area Designated as a National Heritage Area". City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area / Frequently Asked Questions". Baltimore National Heritage Area. City of Baltimore. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map". City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 39°17′N 76°38′W / 39.29°N 76.63°W / 39.29; -76.63