Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD - Baltimore, Maryland - Historic Harbor is Hub of Activity in Baltimore Downtown

Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD is located just off of I-95 in southwest Baltimore along the Patapsco River. It is a historic seaport on the Mid Atlantic seaboard. As a neighborhood, the Inner Harbor is bounded by Light Street, the Key Highway, Lombard Street and President Street.

Due to shallow water, the Inner Harbor historically served as a port for light freight and passenger vessels up through the 1950s. In the 1970s the revival of the area began. Since then it has become a thriving destination.

Parents of small children may visit the Port Discovery Children's Museum in the northern part of the neighborhood since the late 1990s. This interactive museum was designed for two to ten year old kids.

Children of all ages may enjoy the USS Constellation Museum that is docked here. This museum is on a pre-Civil War warship, the last of its kind that is still afloat. The ship is a testament to the local shipbuilding history of the Baltimore area.

The USS Torsk, a WWII era submarine can also be visited here as part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum. The last warship to survive Pearl Harbor and a lighthouse are also part of this museum's permanent collection.

The Maryland Science Museum is located as well. It reopened in 2004 after renovations. The I-Max Theater installed here has a 5-story high screen and stadium seating.

Other museums in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD neighborhood include the Maryland Jewish Museum, the American Visionary Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Industry, among others.

This Harbor itself is home to the National Aquarium at Baltimore. This aquarium is home to 660 animal species among the 16,500 specimens in all that are on display at this 65,000 sq. ft. facility.

Two 2-story pavilions known as Harborplace host a variety of shops and eateries. The Harborplace amphitheater is the host of various concerts in the warm months.

Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, is the home for dining and Baltimore's famous Maryland Blue Crabs. The Inner harbor is also just steps away from Little Italy with nearly two dozen restaurants and also right near the vast variety of eating options in neighboring Fell's Point.

Live music, a comedy club, dancing and sports bars can all be found right here at night, catering to a variety of nightlife tastes and preferences.

Eighty percent of the local inhabitants are Anglo Americans with the remaining 20% extremely mixed in background. Some 50% of the residents are not Maryland natives. Ten percent of the neighborhood's population was born abroad.

The educational level of neighborhood residents is much higher than the statewide average. More than half of the inhabitants of the Inner Harbor drive to work. Around 17% of the residents live below the poverty line compared to 22% on the average for Baltimore as a whole.

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