Since being established in 1729, Baltimore has played a key role in American history, first serving as a hub for trade to the Caribbean and then as a meeting place for the Continental Congress when Philadelphia was under threat.
Though the city has done a good job of preserving this history—listing more than 65,000 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places—it has also made a substantial effort to look toward the future, as you’ll discover in our guide.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (OPACY)
When Oriole Park at Camden Yards (OPACY) opened on April 6, 1992, a new era of Major League Baseball began. The park was brand new, but still old-fashioned. State-of-the-art, yet quaint. At less than a day old, it was already a classic.
In the 30 years that have followed, OPACY has welcomed more than 72 million fans including individuals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
M&T Bank Stadium
M&T Bank Stadium is a multi-purpose football stadium and home of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League(NFL). Often referred to as "Ravens Stadium", M&T Bank Stadium officially opened in 1998, and is currently one of the most praised stadiums in the NFL for fan amenities, ease of access, concessions and other facilities.
Fort McHenry is a historical American coastal pentagonal bastion fort on Locust Point, now a neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. It is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy from the Chesapeake Bay on September 13–14, 1814. It was first built in 1798 and was used continuously by the U.S. armed forces through World War I and by the Coast Guard in World War II.