Fells Point Visitor Center
1724 Thames St
Constructed as a horse car barn in 1867 with mules and horses stabled on the second floor, the building that is currently the Visitor Center has lived many lives, including ship's chandlery, a rope reclamation center, performing arts space, coffee shop, movie theatre and maritime salvage store. Stop in to check out the ghosts and learn more about the rich history of Fells Point.
Fell Family Vault
1607 Shakespeare St
Pay your respects to the founding family of Fells Point.
Also known as the Recreation Pier. A home for the tugs until 2010, the pier was once primarily used for maritime services and the loading and unloading of cargo. The large building at the head of the pier was used as a recreation center for the neighborhood, complete with a ballroom and rooftop playground. If you ever watched "Homicide, Life on the Streets", you know it as the police station.
Lady Day Way
1813 E Pratt St
Check out the painted screen portraits and progress of Joe Rizza's Billie Holiday mosaic on Lady Day Way, the block she once called home. Don't forget to sing "God Bless the Child."
The Waterfront Hotel
1710 Thames St
If these walls could talk…*
They'd tell you about when this building was built as a private residence in 1771, and the location of the loose brick behind which owner Thomas Long hid cigars from his disapproving wife…
Or when the building was converted to a hotel in 1781 by Irishman Cumberland Dugan, who originated the tradition of leaving an open clam on the pillow of each guest…
*If you squint your left eye a good part of this is true
"The Two Sisters Houses"
614 S Wolfe St
These twin wooden artisan houses have been hanging in there since 1797. Originally built by Ann Bond Fell Giles to house shipyard workers, these two are believed to be the last two remaining. They were eventually bought by two preservationists, granddaughters of Fells Point Sea Captain Henry Dashiell, and dubbed "The Two Sisters Houses" in their honor. Don't sneeze, a huff and a puff might blow these houses down. Get a load of those shingles!
St Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church
700 S Ann St
Established in 1880, this beloved Fells Point landmark was once the cultural center for people of Polish origin living outside their native country, otherwise known as the Polonia. in the building would later become the HQ for striking longshoremen during the winter strike of 1936.
Polish Home Club
512 S Broadway
Get your polka on at the Polish Home Club at 512 S. Broadway, one of the last original ethnic social clubs still in existence and home to one of the best wooden dance floors around. Accordions, fried baloney sandwiches and Krupnik! Nostrovia!