Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park
The site honors and interprets the city’s African- American maritime history, while preserving one of the city’s oldest existing waterfront industrial buildings.
Welcome to the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, a shipyard turned heritage park that features gallery exhibits honoring African American maritime history. This site is a Living Classrooms Foundation Campus and National Heritage Site that 'celebrates the continuation of African Americans in the development of Baltimore's maritime industry'.
A visit to the maritime park is a fun experience that is both informational and inspiring to students. Take a guided tour with the Baltimore National Heritage Areas Urban Rangers and learn all about what life was like 150 years ago. You will be able to go beyond the textbooks as you learn, grow, and experience the richness of African American history.
The entire museum 'chronicles the saga of Frederick Douglass' life in Baltimore as an enslaved child and young man. It also tells all about the life of Isaac Myers, a free-born African American who became a national leader. Other topics touched upon including the founding of the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Co., the establishment of the African American community in Baltimore during the 1800s, and Baltimore's maritime history in general.