Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum is a Living Classrooms Foundation program. As a national heritage site we celebrate African-American Entrepreneurs in the Maritime Industry in the 1800s.
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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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- To assist us in funding our educational programming, we rent our spaces for special events, weddings, and corporate functions! Interested in renting this beautiful waterfront venue for your special event? Contact [email protected] or visit www.spacesbyselect.com.

04/01/2020
Five Minute Histories: The Caulkers Houses

Get a small dose of education while you're stuck at home today and learn a little Fell's Point history, including a bit about Isaac Myers and Frederick Douglass and the neighborhood ships caulkers.

We’re back with our fourth ”Five Minute Histories" episode: The Caulkers' Houses. Thank you all for your encouraging feedback! This is our new series called ...

03/18/2020

As a public health precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park is temporarily closed.

At Living Classrooms Foundation, the safety of our guests, and our staff, is our primary concern. As the current coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves we are monitoring the latest from the Centers for Disease Control and local and state agencies and following their guidelines and recommendations. We are not currently announcing a re-open date due to the rapidly changing nature of the virus. Please check back here for updates.

12/03/2019

The Museum will be CLOSED this weekend (Fri-Sun) for routine maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

A new Baltimore play featuring Isaac Myers and Frederick Douglass as central characters.  The play uses music, spoken wo...
09/03/2019
The Moment Was Now

A new Baltimore play featuring Isaac Myers and Frederick Douglass as central characters. The play uses music, spoken word and drama to bring to light a little known ‘moment’ in 1869 during Reconstruction in post-civil war Baltimore at a turning point in US history.

This limited run show begins on Sept 13th and dates are already selling out. Click to get your tickets.

The Moment Was Now is a new musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the play centers around the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic historic leaders of powerful...

Explore Baltimore's rich African-American history at the museum this weekend.  We'll be open noon-4pm Sat and Sun!
08/30/2019
8 ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend in Baltimore

Explore Baltimore's rich African-American history at the museum this weekend. We'll be open noon-4pm Sat and Sun!

We look at eight ways -- some usual, some you may not have thought of -- to celebrate a Baltimore Labor Day

Come and visit the newest exhibition in our Bearman Gallery - free with admission to the museum! #wechoose
08/21/2019
We Choose Explores Black Womanhood in Fells Point

Come and visit the newest exhibition in our Bearman Gallery - free with admission to the museum! #wechoose

The new exhibit features works by emerging black female artists at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum.

Do you identify as a black female artist in the DMV area?  We are seeking submissions for the next exhibition in our Bea...
06/18/2019

Do you identify as a black female artist in the DMV area? We are seeking submissions for the next exhibition in our Bearman Gallery later this summer. Apply here: Bit.ly/wechooseblk

Maryland State Arts Council
05/13/2019

Maryland State Arts Council

Photos from the opening of Living Color, which runs until May 25th at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum!

The exhibition and the class are part of the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative, which grew out of a 2017 visit by Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan to the Natural Dyeing Cultural Center in Naju, South Korea. Funded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative is a public-private partnership that includes MICA, the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, and Baltimore Development Corporation.

We're gearing up for the installation of our next exhibition in Bearman Gallery, featuring a wonderful collaboration bet...
04/26/2019

We're gearing up for the installation of our next exhibition in Bearman Gallery, featuring a wonderful collaboration between Maryland Institute College of Art Painting Department and Coppin State University students, faculty, and local artists. Join us for the opening reception on May 2nd.

Maryland Humanities
12/12/2018
Maryland Humanities

Maryland Humanities

Previous Humanities Connection guest, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum, is now home to an art exhibit honoring The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial. Learn more from Rebecca Kirkman and Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Living Classrooms Foundation
08/10/2018

Living Classrooms Foundation

Proud to have hosted and participated in the 2018 Governors' Chesapeake Bay Executive Council Meeting this week where the region's leaders furthered their commitment to #pollution #reduction and restoration AND where our very own Christine Truett and James Bond spoke about our ongoing efforts to contribute to this goal, like our annual oyster #restoration project and #habitatrestoration efforts on #KingmanIsland in DC, and ongoing education programs so that future generations can continue this progress.

More info about the Chesapeake Bay Program here: https://vimeo.com/281475096

07/13/2018

The Museum will be closed tomorrow 7/14/2018 due to a last minute private event. We will reopen Sunday 7/15 12pm to 4pm. Thank You!

A Nation's Story: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
07/04/2018
A Nation's Story: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

A Nation's Story: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

In July of 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech titled “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?,” a call for the promise of liberty be applied equally to all Americans. Douglass’s speech emphasized that American slavery and American freedom is a shared history and that the actions of o...

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
06/27/2018

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Independence Day offers the opportunity to the tell the story of the nation and to reflect on its progress.
National hero Frederick Douglass played a big role in shaping the nation’s history with his perseverance and belief in equality for all.
Join us on July 4, 2018 for a day long celebration in honor of Frederick Douglass bicentennial.
Visit go.nps.gov/Douglass200 for the full event schedule. #Douglass200 #YearoftheAnacostia

Take a look and visit this new exhibit on the slave trade here in Baltimore!
06/24/2018
Documenting the slave trade past of Baltimore, and Homewood

Take a look and visit this new exhibit on the slave trade here in Baltimore!

Baltimore’s role in the 1800s slave trade is documented in a new exhibition at the Homewood Museum on the Johns Hopkins University campus in North Baltimore.

Happy Juneteenth!
06/19/2018

Happy Juneteenth!

Living historian Marvin-Alonzo Greer representing an infantrymen in the 33rd United States Colored Regiment for Juneteenth.

06/10/2018

We will be closed today due to a private event! Sorry for any inconvience!

05/29/2018

Due to electrical and hvac issues, we will open the museum at 12pm today.

05/18/2018

Please Join us and the The Preservation Society next Thursday, May 24th at 1pm in celebrating the installation of banners highlighting Frederick Douglass time throughout our city. We will hold the celebration at the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum outside at the Frederick Douglass sculpture.

Frederick Douglass Live
05/14/2018

Frederick Douglass Live

FREDERICK DOUGLASS REMEMBERS HIS MOTHER: Harriet Bailey was a slave born in the year 1792 in Maryland, She gave birth to 6 children; Frederick Douglass, Sara, Eliza, Kitty, Perry and Arianna. After the birth of Frederick she was sold to a plantation about 12 miles away. Douglass was left to be raised by his grandmother Betsey Bailey and only saw his mother four or five times thereafter and for only a few hours each time. Harriet Baliey died when Douglass was 7 years old. #mothers #plantation #frederickdouglasslive www.scpublishing.com

Join this amazing group on a tour this Sunday May 13th, as they highlight the life and accomplishments of Frederick Doug...
05/08/2018
The Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill & Fell's Point

Join this amazing group on a tour this Sunday May 13th, as they highlight the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass right here in Fell's Point! Then come visit the museum afterwards. We will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

Have you or your mom had the opportunity to see the grand staircase, grand foyer and Sagamore ballroom at the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore ...if not, we hope you all can join us for this year’s tour!
We’ll be announcing some other exciting additions to the tour soon!!

Did you know that there is a permanent exhibit about Isaac Myers Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock at the Baltimore...
04/04/2018

Did you know that there is a permanent exhibit about Isaac Myers Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock at the Baltimore Museum of Industry? Check out this exhibit and many more at this museum. www.thebmi.org

03/31/2018

Good Morning. The museum will be closed March 31st and April 1st for the holiday. We will reopen Monday morning! Have a great weekend!

Yesterday, A wonderful group of students from Alabama took a guided tour of our museum. They were from the Tuskegee Univ...
03/28/2018

Yesterday, A wonderful group of students from Alabama took a guided tour of our museum. They were from the Tuskegee University Bridge Builders Group. Their purpose is to empower high school youth in rural Macon County Alabama to pursue theological leadership vocations in various sectors of religious life through the TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY and Macon County Bridge Builders Program. They were a delight. We wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Thank you to Visit Baltimore and all of those who participated in making the 2018 Legends and Legacies Jubilee honoring ...
02/22/2018

Thank you to Visit Baltimore and all of those who participated in making the 2018 Legends and Legacies Jubilee honoring Frederick Douglass a huge success here at the Maritime Park. Here are few pictures from the event. We are open 7 days a week 10 a.m.-4 p.m M-F and 12-4 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum
02/22/2018

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum

Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Douglass!! We are hosting a Frederick Douglass Forum and Book Fair next Saturday, February 24th from 12 p.m. To 4 p.m. See you there!

Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Douglass!! We are hosting a Frederick Douglass Forum and Book Fair next Saturday, Februar...
02/14/2018

Happy 200th Birthday Frederick Douglass!! We are hosting a Frederick Douglass Forum and Book Fair next Saturday, February 24th from 12 p.m. To 4 p.m. See you there!

Celebrating the birth and legacy of Frederick Douglass today.
02/14/2018
5 Facts about Frederick Douglass

Celebrating the birth and legacy of Frederick Douglass today.

February 14 is the chosen birthday of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), one of America’s greatest champions of individual liberty. Here are five facts you should know about this writer, orator, state…

Living Classrooms Foundation
02/05/2018
Living Classrooms Foundation

Living Classrooms Foundation

Join us at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum on February 17 for the Legends & Legacies Jubilee! #blackhistorymonth

Living Classrooms Foundation
02/01/2018

Living Classrooms Foundation

Our Interpretation Coordinator Candi Claggett talks to Megan Pringle WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore this morning in anticipation of the 2nd annual Baltimore Legends & Legacies Jubilee coming to the Douglass-Myers Museum on February 17th hosted by @BmoreMD. Bring the whole family! #blackhistorymonth

02/01/2018
Baltimore Legends & Legacies Jubilee 2017

Join us at the museum on February 17, 2018 for the Legends & Legacies Jubilee.

In Honor of Black History Month and the bicentennial celebration of Frederick Douglass' birth, many of the city’s top cultural attractions will gather under one roof for an afternoon of FREE interactive and family-friendly activities. Everyone is invited to embrace the city’s rich African American heritage and culture while encouraging inclusivity and community engagement. #BlackHistoryMonth

Living Classrooms Foundation
01/25/2018

Living Classrooms Foundation

Join Aaron Maybin in our Bearman Gallery tomorrow evening 5:00-7:00pm for the closing reception of his powerful art exhibit. If you haven't seen his exhibition yet, this is your last chance! Copies of his new book will also be on hand.

Join Aaron Maybin in our Bearman Gallery tomorrow evening 5:00-7:00pm for the closing reception of his powerful art exhi...
01/25/2018

Join Aaron Maybin in our Bearman Gallery tomorrow evening 5:00-7:00pm for the closing reception of his powerful art exhibit, "Dispelling the Myth." If you haven't seen his exhibition yet, this is your last chance! Copies of his new book will also be on hand.

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1417 Thames St
Baltimore, MD
21231

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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(410) 685-0295

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