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Fleet Week from Fort McHenry
2016 view of Maryland Fleet Week Air Show Baltimore from Fort McHenry
Be inspired at this important War of 1812 site and birthplace of The National Anthem.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Photo By: Ken Stanek Photography

Use your feet to see the Fleet!

 

Take a special tour of the vessels (through Monday Oct. 8 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM) and experience the life of a modern sailor! U.S., Canadian, and British Navy vessels along with U.S. Coast Guard and others are docked around the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Tide Point, and North Locust Point. View the locations of where each vessel is anchored throughout Baltimore.
View map PDF

We strongly encourage visitors and locals to use their feet and bike, walk, scooter, etc. as much as possible!
Directions to Baltimore

Take Public Transportation—this is a great way into the City.

Metro – https://mta.maryland.gov/metro-subway  (plus plenty of parking at metro stations)

MTA Bus – http://mta.maryland.gov/local-bus

Light Rail – https://mta.maryland.gov/light-rail

Subway - https://mta.maryland.gov/metro-subway

Amtrak – https://www.amtrak.com/train-schedules-timetables

Getting Around Downtown

Baltimore is a transit-connected city, and also one of the most walkable in the US! Use the Charm City Circulator, ride your bicycle, walk, or hop on a water taxi to navigate in and around the Inner Harbor.  "Use Your Feet to See the Fleet" once you get downtown, walking is best!

Getting to and from Locust Point, Fort McHenry, the Inner Harbor and other points around the city:

MTA Bus- http://mta.maryland.gov/local-bus

Charm City Circulator- http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/

Water Taxi - http://www.baltimorewatertaxi.com/

Fleet Week Shuttle [Daily, from Thursday, October 4 through Monday, October 8]

  • INNER HARBOR STOP – Lee and Light Street (outside of Royal Sonesta Hotel)
    • Outbound shuttles will run to Locust Point, Tide Point from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Inbound (return) shuttles will run until 6:30 PM
  • LOCUST POINT STOP – Thursday, Friday, Monday at Wallace Street Circle; Saturday and Sunday at Francis Scott Key Elementary School (1425 E. Fort Avenue, 21230)
    • Inbound shuttles will run to Tide Point and continue to the Inner Harbor from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • TIDE POINT STOP – Under Armour Pier
    • Inbound shuttles will run to the Inner Harbor from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Parking Downtown

There are multiple public garages and parking lots around Baltimore City within walking distance of visiting ships.


Parking will be VERY limited and restricted on Fort Avenue near Fort McHenry on October 6 & 7 due to the air show. There will be NO visitor parking at Fort McHenry on October 6 & 7.
And, if you choose to park on the streets, please pay close attention to any and all parking restrictions throughout the city, as they vary from location to location.  There will be strict enforcement of all parking and no stopping zones during Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore.

Read the Baltimore City Department of Transportation Traffic Advisory for more information...

Reserve your discounted space at a LAZ garage ahead of time!

 











Road Closures

There will be temporary road closures and parking restrictions but Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore will be a truly unique experience so simply plan ahead!
On Friday, October 5 – in Locust Point, Fort Avenue – no parking

On Saturday, October 6 AND on Sunday, October 7 – Fort Avenue at Andre Street will be closed to general traffic; it will be credential access only. There will be LITTLE OR NO ACCESS TO FORT MCHENRY IN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND NO PARKING AT THE PARK ON THESE TWO DAYS! Plan to take the bus, ride a bike, hop on a water taxi or walk!! ADA shuttles will be available on these days. See FAQs for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Pratt Street will be closed on Sunday, October 8 starting 1:00 PM for the Columbus Day Parade More information...

Getting to Viewing Sites

Getting to and from Locust Point, Fort McHenry and the Inner Harbor.

MTA Bus- http://mta.maryland.gov/local-bus  [MTA Local Bus #1 to Fort McHenry]

Charm City Circulator - http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/ [Banner Route from Inner Harbor]

Water Taxi - http://www.baltimorewatertaxi.com/ [Take Water Taxi from Fells Point]

Fleet Week Shuttle [Daily, from Thursday, October 4 through Monday, October 8]

  • INNER HARBOR STOP – Lee and Light Street (outside of Royal Sonesta Hotel)
    • Outbound shuttles will run to Locust Point, Tide Point from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Inbound (return) shuttles will run until 6:30 PM
  • LOCUST POINT STOP – Thursday, Friday, Monday at Wallace Street Circle; Saturday and Sunday at Francis Scott Key Elementary School (1425 E. Fort Avenue, 21230)
    • Inbound shuttles will run to Tide Point and continue to the Inner Harbor from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • TIDE POINT STOP – Under Armour Pier
    • Inbound shuttles will run to the Inner Harbor from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Getting to Martin State Airport

Parking will be off airport, follow directional signs to any of the parking lots – Lockheed Martin on Eastern Blvd. or St. John Properties lot at MD 43 and Crossroads Circle. Shuttle bus service is available to bring visitors to the airport festival. The Festival Village Area will be set up in the lower level of hangars 4-6; turn right when you get off the bus - can’t miss it.

Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore ADA Plan

An area will be designated for ADA access to the air show viewing at Fort McHenry.  More information...

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