“the first shipyard established by African-Americans”
The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum is a Living Classrooms Foundation campus and national heritage site that celebrates the legacy of Baltimore’s own Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, and the first shipyard established by African-Americans in 1868,the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company right at the water’s edge on the Inner Harbor in historic Fells Point. The site honors and interprets the contributions of African-Americans in the development of Baltimore’s maritime industry, while preserving one of the city’s oldest extant waterfront industrial buildings. Our mission is to recover, share and preserve the tradition of Baltimore’s maritime heritage in order to enrich the present and future through interactive learning. The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum has recovered and preserved historical maps, artifacts, and archaeological findings to engage students in Baltimore’s heritage.
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Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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