Beautiful Houses and Sights to See in Fell’s Point, Baltimore

September 9, 2019 22 Comments

I moved from North Carolina to Philadelphia, but I was actually born and raised in the Washington, DC suburbs in Maryland. So I grew up taking field trips to the Baltimore Aquarium (coolest field trips ever!) and my family would visit Baltimore occasionally, but I hadn’t been to Baltimore since we moved from Maryland when I was 10 years old.

So when two of my brothers came to visit me for a while in Philadelphia, we took a day trip down to Baltimore to relive some of the memories of our childhood and check out some new places! The first neighborhood we toured was Fell’s Point, Baltimore, which might be my new favorite spot in the city 🙂

Beautiful Houses and Sights to See in Fell's Point, Baltimore

Tour of Fell’s Point, Baltimore

Fell’s Point was established around 1763 a little outside of downtown Baltimore. A man named Edward Fell laid out the neighborhood and sold land, which is where the name Fell’s Point came from. The area has a history of being a shipbuilding community, which came in handy during the War of 1812.

Immigrants from Ireland and places in Eastern Europe moved there over the centuries, and there are still a lot of churches for the different nationalities in the area.

Townhouses in Fell's Point Baltimore

Window box in Fell's Point Baltimore

Fell's Point Baltimore

Restaurants in Fell's Point Baltimore

Today, there are lots of restaurants and shops in Fell’s Point, Baltimore, and there are even over 100 pubs! (I did go to one, which I’ll tell you about below) The area didn’t see as busy and crowded as other neighborhoods we walked around, so Fell’s Point seems like a good place to go for more low-key drinks or dinner. And all the food I had there was great, too!

Townhouses in Fell's Point Baltimore

Window boxes in Fell's Point Baltimore

Townhouse in Fell's Point Baltimore

Colorful houses in Baltimore

These colorful houses were so cute!

Colorful houses in Baltimore

Colorful houses in Baltimore

Yellow house in Baltimore

Townhouses in Fell's Point Baltimore

Church in Fell's Point Baltimore

Colorful buildings in Fell's Point Baltimore

Historic building in Fell's Point Baltimore

I loved the architecture in Fell’s Point! It reminded me a lot of some of the neighborhoods in Philadelphia. But Fell’s Point is along the water so you get the bonus of having great water views! The historic houses in the neighborhood were quaint and colorful, and they look like they’ve been maintained really well. I also noticed that a lot of house had small stained glass windows, which I loved 🙂

Colorful buildings in Fell's Point Baltimore

Restaurants in Fell's Point Baltimore

Townhouses in Fell's Point Baltimore

Colorful doors in Baltimore

Waterfront in Fell's Point Baltimore

Waterfront in Fell's Point Baltimore

Historic boats in Baltimore

Waterfront in Fell's Point Baltimore

Waterfront in Fell's Point Baltimore

Great restaurants in Fell’s Point

The first restaurant was stopped at was Pitango’s Bakery! My brothers got breakfast sandwiches and I got a “cruffin,” and everything was great. We also stocked up on cookies to snack on later, which I definitely recommend doing! There’s a lot of seating inside, and you can also sit outside if the weather is nice to watch the boats going by.

Pitango Bakery in Fell's Point Baltimore

Pitango Bakery in Fell's Point Baltimore

Pitango Bakery in Fell's Point Baltimore

Pitango Bakery in Fell's Point Baltimore

Cruffin at Pitango Bakery in Fell's Point Baltimore

Penny Black restaurant in Fell's Point Baltimore

For lunch, we went to Penny Black, which is right across the street from Pitango (don’t worry, we didn’t go to the restaurants back-to-back; we started at Pitango and circled back to Penny Black at the end of our day). We had the whole restaurant to ourselves, AND the food was great! Since we were in Baltimore, I obviously got crab cakes, which were delicious.

Penny Black restaurant in Fell's Point Baltimore

Penny Black restaurant in Fell's Point Baltimore

If you want to explore a quieter place in Baltimore that has awesome restaurants and beautiful views, I can’t recommend Fell’s Point enough 🙂 You should definitely add it to your list of places to see in Baltimore!

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22 Comments

  1. Reply

    Noelle

    September 13, 2019

    I’m here now and i have yet to go there.

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      Julia

      September 14, 2019

      You should stop by! It’s such a pretty place.

  2. Reply

    Tina

    September 13, 2019

    I lived in Baltimore and loved it. The transformation has been incredible over the years!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 14, 2019

      I’ll bet! It seems like such a nice place to live right now!

  3. Reply

    Rachael

    September 13, 2019

    Baltimore looks beautiful. Definitely not what I’d expect. It’s never been somewhere I’d have thought to visit. I did pass through on my east coast trip last year. Will have to go back and make a stop here!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 13, 2019

      It’s definitely worth visiting! There are so many great hidden gems!

  4. Reply

    Natasha L

    September 12, 2019

    Ok so this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a cruffin so I clearly need to visit Pitango’s Bakery! I love the colourful houses. I didn’t have Fells Point on my radar but I’ll hang onto your post for a future trip to Baltimore. Thanks for sharing your food recommendations, always helpful!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 13, 2019

      I hope you can go! The cruffin is worth it! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Olivia

    September 11, 2019

    It looks like you’ve stumbled onto a wonderful place. There’s so many fun things to explore and I adore those colourful row houses. I’d love to explore Fell’s Point soon!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 11, 2019

      It’s definitely worth a visit!

  6. Reply

    Kristen

    September 11, 2019

    Baltimore gets a bad rep, but Fells Point is lovely! Forgot how colorful that area is

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 11, 2019

      It’s such a nice area!

  7. Reply

    Josy A

    September 11, 2019

    100 pubs!? That sounds like the number of pubs in the UK towns back before they all started to close this century! Are there enough punters to keep them all afloat!?

    I love the look of the buildings, it is all soooo bright and colourful 🙂

    p.s. What was your “cruffin” like? Is it a croissant crossed with a muffin!?

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 11, 2019

      I know, I couldn’t believe how many pubs there were! It’s a croissant with a muffin and filled with cream!

  8. Reply

    Ann

    September 11, 2019

    I love the colourful row houses in this post. It reminds me of the row houses in St. John’s Newfoundland. This looks like a great spot for a weekend trip!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 11, 2019

      Oooh I’ll have to check that out next!

  9. Reply

    Smita

    September 11, 2019

    The colourful houses and the architecture are stunning – and look so beautifully maintained! Must have been a great trip, reliving memories and enjoying such beauty.

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 11, 2019

      It really was well maintained! Such a pretty area

  10. Reply

    Heidi

    September 11, 2019

    Fell’s Point, Baltimore looks beautiful – I will have to check it out!

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 11, 2019

      It’s definitely worth visiting!

  11. Reply

    Eric

    September 9, 2019

    As always, great job! Did you also go to Little Italy on that trip?

    • Reply

      Julia

      September 9, 2019

      Thank you! We did, and I’ll have photos of it soon!

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