Baltimore's Inner Harbor
End of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River
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The area is home to many of Baltimore's most popular tourist attractions, including Harborplace, The USS Constellation, the National Aquarium, and the Maritime Museum.
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- The Inner Harbor was chiefly a light freight commercial port and passenger port until the 1950s, when economic shifts ended both the freight and passenger use of the Inner Harbor. Rotting warehouses and piers were eventually torn down and replaced by open, grass-covered parkland that was used for recreational purposes and occasional large events.
- The term "Inner Harbor" is used not just for the water but for the surrounding area of the city, with approximate street boundaries of President Street, Lombard Sreet, Light Sreet, and Key Highway.